Haiku

10:39 PM

While having my last class for this really loooooonnnngg Monday, my classmate asked me to help her compose a "Haiku". Honestly, I do not know what Haiku was so she just told me what to do and what to write. So basically, Haiku is a three lined poem. First line is only composed of 5 syllables, second line is 7, and the last is again 5 syllables.
Without further questioning her, I started boggling my tired mind.
She told me that the theme is nature and that there must be no rhyming and no metaphors. AND THE RESULT, AFTER 15 MINUTES..

Upon that mountain
Where air so freely breezing
Soon shall gently feel.

There, my first haiku. I know, I know it's not good, but at least I tried. And while having the last Adventist Dormitory Circle Worship at Philippine International Church later this evening, another Haiku was composed.

I shall let you go
Like the stone I had threw off
And bounced in surface.

Hayyynakuu. But composing a Haiku was fun. Here's a bit of what I searched about Haiku:
In traditional Japanese, the haiku was often written in one long string, from top to bottom, using 17 onji (sound-symbols), the shortest unit of meaning. These onji were usually divided into 3 sections, with the middle one being slightly longer than the others; a pause at the end of the first or second section often divided the haiku into two thoughts or images which contrasted or combined to make a striking perception, usually involving nature. Some call this Haiku Moment. Others refer to this moment of revelation shared by poet and reader as the ahness of the haiku.
Click HERE for more information and for more examples of Haiku. :) 

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  1. Ahahahaha.. I love Haikus! They're a bit strange to read but still very cute. Just like the Japanese! haha. Cute poems! :)

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