January 27, 2004

Haiku Lover

There's more to Haiku than three lines that follow the rhythmic pattern of "5,7,5".

From a little bit of extended reading I did, I found out that Haiku (I don't completely agree with all of the facts in this website yet) was originally an introductory verse to another type of poetry; I think it's called "Renga". I'm guessing that Haiku sets the mood for "Renga". This would make sense when a reader considers all the elements in Haiku. One might argue: "It's only three lines, how many elements could there possibly be?" From one of the books I've read (I forgot the title but it's about Haiku). The book stated that in a Haiku, there's a setting, an aspect of time, a provoking and inspiring idea and a mood and tone (There are more but these are all I remember). It's supposed to capture a moment and beauty in its 'simplest' form. It's like a sublime moment; "it's strong, lasting and uplifting" (Philosophy of Art)".

This is just a little Trivia on the history of Haiku. One thing I've learned in Philosophy of Art is that Art is not static, it evolves. My version of Haiku is a conglomeration of styles drawn from tradition and "modern interpretation." Feel free to post your own haiku in here!

Posted by Michael Diezmos at January 27, 2004 1:40 PM

Sample of my own Haikus

Eiffel Tower

"We're almost here, it's
in your right." My mind snaps a
picture, rising Gray.

Posted by: Michael Diezmos at January 27, 2004 2:25 PM

As a classic Star Trek fan, I really enjoyed this website, which offers a haiku synopsis of each episode of the series.


Actually, I'm enougn of a Trek geek that I noticed one episode was missing, so I supplied my own haiku for it.


Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at January 27, 2004 6:16 PM

Oh my gosh. That is so funny, or should I say pathetic? :-) hehehehehe I guess if you love something, you will devote all of your talents to it. Kudos, Dr. Jerz.

Posted by: Amanda at January 28, 2004 11:26 PM

Snow Dunes forming, a
chill blowing, icy eyes, cold
and blue,kept howling.

Posted by: Michael Diezmos at January 29, 2004 1:53 AM

I agree with what Dr. Arnzen said: "[It]>looks< simpler, [but it] doesn't mean it is." (He was comparing flash fiction with Haiku.)

Posted by: Mickey at January 29, 2004 9:20 AM


Ice dust falling like
sugar, sweet, melting on the
warmth of one's breath, tongue.

Posted by: Mickey at January 30, 2004 2:38 PM

Winter Night

Glittering snow on
the ground, whitened by the moon
Blushing...Dark, cold breath.

Posted by: Mickey at February 9, 2004 2:13 PM

Mike, you really confused me posting as "Mickey." I really thought that it was another person... Just letting you know.

Posted by: Karissa at February 9, 2004 4:12 PM

hey Karissa,

Mickey is just my psuedonym.

Posted by: Michael Diezmos at February 11, 2004 7:15 PM


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