WHAT IS HAIKU? – Week 6

Graham Nunn (Brisbane, Qld)

‘a short poem that captures the true essence of a moment in time.’
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Jan Rikken (The Netherlands)

‘For me a Haiku is the “condensation” of a personal feeling evoked
by a natural phenomenon, into a little poem, without the explicit
expression of that feeling.’
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Duncan Richardson (Brisbane, Qld)

‘ … the classic elements meet what appeals to me in haiku, namely
intensity, capturing the moment and relating to nature in some way, all done in
a very brief manner.’
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Larry Bole (New York City, USA) Paraphrasing U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Potter Stewart:

“I shall not attempt to define the kinds of material I understand to
be embraced within the shorthand description haiku; and perhaps I
could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I
see it.”