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inspired by Psalm 119:165 - Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.I've been thinking about bad poetry recently. After a while I decided that since I don't write poetry I am in no position to criticize! So while thinking about the structures of haiku (official definition given below) I suddenly managed to write one! I'll be gloating about this for quite some time, that's for sure!
My mind and spirit renewed
I live in shalom
"Haiku (俳句, haikai verse) listen (help·info)
, plural haiku
, is a form of Japanese poetry
, consisting of 17 moras
), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively.
Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables
this is inaccurate as syllables and moras are not the same. Haiku typically contain a kigo
(seasonal reference), and a kireji
(cutting word). In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English
usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three phrases of Japanese haiku.
Previously called hokku
, haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki
at the end of the 19th century."