Walking down the street,
A rare beauty holds my breath –
Blue orchids in bloom.
Photo my own clicked at Santa Paulo, Goa
Why haiku, my dear friends and readers?
Traditional and structured, this short form of Japanese poetry is well-known for its rule of 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third. Haikus are known for their ability to paint a vivid picture in just a few words. A practice of artistic discipline, their minimal nature forces writers to pare down to only the essentials—making each word, or even syllable, count.
“The Old Pond” by Matsuo Bashō
An old silent pond
A frog jumps into the pond—
Splash! Silence again.
Thank you for your visit, my dear friends