Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Syllabic Haiku Day 2013


Today is Syllabic Haiku Day; a day set aside to celebrate the tradition of Syllabic Haiku in English.  Haiku is the most widely practiced syllabic form in English.  It is practiced by a wide range of poets, from complete amateurs to professionals at Universities.  Recent developments in Syllabic Haiku that I have observed are; the emergence of the Haiku Stanza Poem, and the Epigram Haiku (pithy thoughts expressed in 5-7-5 syllabic form).  I hope to have more to say about the Epigram Haiku in the near future.

Take some time today to read or reread some syllabic Haiku, or compose some of your own to add to the already rich tradition.

1 comment:

Jinksy said...

Summer and Autumn
flirt with each other today;
a seesaw teeters.