Do You Haiku?
Yes, it's that time of year again! Panniversary, Valentines Day and we'd like you to Haiku.
What is Haiku?Haiku is one of the most important form of traditional Japanese poetry. Haiku is, today, a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Since early days, there has been confusion between the three related terms Haiku, Hokku and Haikai. The term hokku literally means "starting verse", and was the first starting link of a much longer chain of verses known as haika. Because the hokku set the tone for the rest of the poetic chain, it enjoyed a privileged position in haikai poetry, and it was not uncommon for a poet to compose a hokku by itself without following up with the rest of the chain
Pan Historia in association with The Tenth Muse are sponsoring a contest for members to do their own haiku! Enter as many times as you like Between February 1st 2005 and February 13th, 2004. Winners will be announced during the Panniversary Celebration February 14th 2005.
You may choose between a Panniversary Theme or A Valentines Theme. Selected Haiku Authors will receive the Poet Laurette Badge for their homes.
Post your entries on this thread. And Good Luck!