Sunday, 27 December 2009


This blog contains examples of my haiku with a few pointers about this image form.The poetry is my copyright but maybe used for educational purposes provided advice thereof is sent to


Many older Japanese haiku poets wrote haiku without verbs,adverbs,adjectives ,hence my title today.Of course they wrote in Japanese so such a theory do not always easily
cross/transfer linguistic barriers.

evening perfume

a flower blossom primrose

memory of you


It has been said s the genius of haiku is using an economy of words to paint a multi-tiered painting, without "telling all". Or as Matsuo Bashō the master of the haiku puts it The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of its subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of.

Here are a couple of examples of mine:

oe'r the horizon

yesterday's imperfections

look,tomorrow waits

light through darkness spills

a verdant slyvan idyll-

night conceded the day

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