Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Seeing God Everywhere

The sun sets slowly
Colors of the summer sky
Spacious and holy


Dan Gurney said...

Just lovely. Rhyme in haiku is always a welcome and unexpected bonus.

Jim714 said...

Thanks Dan. Most American haiku poets deliberately avoid rhyme. I think that is too bad; rhyme is such an integral part of English poetry. I understand the tendency to avoid rhyme in short-form verse because, if not handled well, it can sound childish or like a commercial jingle. But I think the avoidance of rhyme by haijin is primarily due to the influence of free verse canons which the American Haiku organizations have so thoroughly absorbed.

Thanks for your comments,