Haiku: Voice of a Thousand X
Beauty in nature, its sound is sweet. Listen to the voice of the pines whispering, the clouds sighing, the mountain stream singing. So many voices, there for our pleasure. Just Listen.
What Is Haiku?
Haiku is a form of short poetry that began in Japan. Most often the poems are inspired by nature. These short poems use sensory details and simple, beautiful words to capture an image, emotion, or idea. In some ways, haiku is like a meditation or contemplation.
Poems in Haiku form by Basho, renowned master of Japanese poetry.
Poems in Waka form by Lady Murasaki Shikibu, the author of the world's first novel The Tale of Genji.
This web book is written and prepared by artist/writer Karla Beatty. It is part of a series of capsules or webbooks, including Your Creative Self.