01 Mar

Days In The Blackberries Field

attacking in groups
divided in seventeen
~ mighty syllables

Inspired by Carpe Diem #411, Ryuko-ji (Temple 41)


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7 responses to “Math

  1. WabiSabi

    01/03/2014 at 8:45 pm

    I must be too lazy or something… I prefer the haiku school where 5-7-5 is not so mighty! Here’s a link if you are interested!


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    01/03/2014 at 9:31 pm

    Ha,, I have ceased counting syllables…


  3. Gillena Cox

    01/03/2014 at 10:58 pm

    i prefer a spontaneous approach, however not going outside of the 17 syllables; have a good weekend

    much love…


  4. Mark M. Redfearn

    02/03/2014 at 10:03 am

    Sometimes they’re mighty, and sometimes they’re not! 😉

    Rain on the Rooftop


  5. Chèvrefeuille

    02/03/2014 at 11:55 am

    Try to loose that counting of syllables Sky … feel free to break through that routine … counting syllables makes it an ordeal to write haiku … Basho (one of the classic haiku-masters) has written a few years (1683-1685) his haiku without counting syllables or characters. This way of writing haiku is called Kanshicho or in the way of the Chinese poems. So … try to compose your haiku without the stress of counting.


    • Sky Vani

      02/03/2014 at 5:13 pm

      While I was writing this, for me “17 syllables” was the synonym for haiku – a possibility to say something great with so little words. I don’t think that we should limit ourselves with counting, of course not. Thanks a lot.


      • Chèvrefeuille

        02/03/2014 at 9:37 pm

        I love the classic ‘counted’ haiku, but I write my haiku mostly in Kanshicho-style … gives me more freedom …:-)



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