Haiku

I recently discovered Haiku and loved it. It is a very short form of Japanese poetry. A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.

I decided to give it a try, it is not easy at all!

Samurai’s way

Empty shore, full moon

Sharp whistling through the stillness –

Bloody sword unsheathed


In darkness, you shine

Your touch, a deadly embrace –

A samurai’s sword


Scent of fresh meadow

Light in the ahead dark woods –

Fleeing for my life


Light rain, heavy steps

Muddled vision, heightened pain –

I fall to his blade

😛

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