pops

sweet little bird

thunderous grey tom

no contest

 

snow settles

on the lip

melts

 

leaves

green gold grey gone

time passes

 

stick thrown

russet blur

returns

kerouacpopswestern haiku

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Martin Elder

Wed 13th Jul 2016 23:00

Works well Stu , I particularly like

leaves

green gold grey gone

time passes
Nice one

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raypool

Wed 13th Jul 2016 19:32

Really effective stu. Fulfils the criteria IMO. No casualties.

Ray

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Stu Buck

Wed 13th Jul 2016 12:01

i am reading kerouacs haiku book and it has inspired me to write what he describes as 'pops'. his definition is;

"The American Haiku is not exactly the Japanese Haiku. The Japanese Haiku is strictly disciplined to seventeen syllables but since the language structure is different I don't think American Haikus (short three-line poems intended to be completely packed with Void of Whole) should worry about syllables because American speech is something again... bursting to pop.
Above all, a Haiku must be very simple and free of all poetic trickery and make a little picture and yet be as airy and graceful as a Vivaldi Pastorella."

above are four i have attempted.


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