The Bible is open

My mind and spirit renewed

I live in shalom

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!

"Haiku (俳句 haikai verse) About this sound listen , plural haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 moras (or on), 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."

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Comment by Al Hilgendorf on February 21, 2011 at 8:47pm

Very good! I haven't tried haiku yet but I put my poems up at  A couple of years ago, I started reading poetry hoping that it would make me a better songwriter. Well, one thing led to another...


Comment by Junjie on February 23, 2011 at 5:05am
Thanks, Al! Your poems are abstract, kinda like verbal snapshots of thoughts. :) Wish I had a second haiku to share...
Comment by Al Hilgendorf on February 23, 2011 at 8:29pm
We'll wait : )
Comment by Chris Anthony on February 25, 2011 at 11:55am
Great Haiku!


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