Sunday, 14 July 2013
Haiku come in many shapes and forms. The one we're going to explore is the 5-7-5 format, where the first line has five syllables, the second seven and the last five. The Japanese tradition is to create a scene, often a scene in nature, with the first two lines, and then add a juxtaposed image or statement at the end. For instance, "The sun crept silent/Trees stretch dark limbs to the sky/My feet grow colder". TASK Spend 10 minutes exploring this format.