Saturday, March 30, 2013

Haiku or Hicoo By Basho Matsuo

A review of haiku poems is an excellent way to become familiar with this form of poetry. Remember that in translation, the morass won’t be the same as syllables. In Japanese, there are 5 moras in the first and third line, and 7 in the second, following the 5-7-5 structure of haiku.
 Here are three examples of the haiku of Basho Matsuo, the first great poet of haiku in the 1700s:

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.
Autumn moonlight—
a worm digs silently
into the chestnut.
Lightning flash—
what I thought were faces
are plumes of pampas grass.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Human Nature

Hungry 4 friendship,
The child in every one of us,
Human thread in nature.
take risks and march on,
Beat odds of damaged way,
The nature to win.
Music inspires us,
Listen to it more often,
Cool bound in nature.

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