Haiku poems based on three lines of 5, 7, 5, syllables by the Tunisian author Ali Znaidi. Enjoy the haiku poems and this fabulous Saturday! Art is everywhere!
Three Haiku Poems by Ali Znaidi
wet cigarette butts
cluttered the vitric ashtray—
an awesome vispo
succulent young shoots
suckle on the drizzling rain—
on a moonless night
three starlets hinged together—
a shiny triptych
Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry typically characterized by three qualities:
The essence of haiku is “cutting”. This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation of elements.
Traditional haiku consist of 17 on, in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 on respectively.
A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such words.
In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line but in English appear in three lines to parallel the three phrases of Japanese haiku.