Some friends are discussing wheather you should "sit down to write a haiku", just like a potter sits down to make a cup, or a carpenter sits down to work on a piece of wood.

One situation when haiku poets make up their mind to "write haiku" is usually on a ginkoo, a haiku walk.

You meet with friends, walk around for about 2 hours and "compose" haiku as you go along.
Later they are exchanged and discussed.

It is also some kind of advise from my haiku sensei:
Go out for one hour by yourself and see what is there to see ... look intensively .

Next the sensei tells you to study the saijiki as a preparation for "making a haiku", since it is essential that you know your kigo when you need it, not the other way around.

Daily life situations also provide the attentive Japanese haiku poet with plenty of material to write about, the point is the "attention" you pay to your daily situations (I hate the word "AHA MOMENT").

If you lead a "haiku life" then anything can turn into a haiku . . .

staring at this screen -
I try to find some "nature"
to write about

So I guess the Japanese haiku poet has some "tools" like a good carpenter or potter to get into the "haiku mood" ...

When you sit down at your desk and "wordsmith" your haiku, the result is often a

desku ”デス句” desk ku デスク句


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Haiku no shunkan ? 俳句の瞬間 ??

Creativity ... within the limits ?

Ginkoo, tips for a Haiku Walk 吟行

Imagination in Haiku

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1 comment:

AHA said...

This was inspired from here

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