Announcing The Twenty-Eight Days Of Haiku !

Hey there ! It’s me, Jack.

First of all, welcome to Esse Duo ! Thank you for coming, and enjoy your stay.

When we arrive at a new month, we may ask ourselves what changes we can commit to in order to improve ourselves. Sometimes, we bite off more than we can chew, which can leave us feeling dissatisfied.

Change, I find, is something best implemented over time in small, consistent doses. Commitment, reliability and punctuality are all important qualities that I admittedly should be working on.

Thinking as such, I have decided to commit to a month of daily Haiku poetry publishing !

Haikus are short, three line poems. They consist of a rigid meter of five syllables, followed by seven, and finally another five. They originated in Japan, and have since become popular in the West.

Traditionally, Haiku were intended to portray the beauty of natural phenomena, and provide human metaphorical insight into those processes. Since then, Haiku have evolved to cover a more general subject matter.

For me, as long as a poem adheres to the 5-7-5 syllable structure, its a Haiku. I’m no expert, but I’m sure I’ll cover a lot of different topics that way.

So, here we are; the twenty-eight days of Haiku ! Neither of us know what exactly to expect from the result, but I’m certain something nice will come out of it.

I hope you enjoy the this month of poetry.

Jack.

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai; Publisher: Moriya Jihei; Source: Minneapolis Institute of Art;