WHAT IS HAIKU? – Week 10

peterb (Moonset publisher) opines

“Haiku are sensual awarenesses of man, his natural perceptions; Simply recorded (hopefully denouncing influences of the contemporary worlds’ surround) and offered up for others to review, enjoy, and ponder. Thus, challenging each, to create their “own” awareness … their “own” haiku.


Nathalie Buckland (Nimbin, NSW)

‘Haiku is a moment in time, sketched in a few words, shaped by the sensory experiences and emotions of the writer.’


Agnieszka Niemira (Toowong, Qld) endorses John Bird’s: ‘A haiku is a brief poem, built on sensory images from the environment. It evokes an insight into our world and its peoples.’ and Agnieszka adds:
‘Haiku is an epiphany put into (very few) words.’


Gavin Austin ( Elizabeth Bay, NSW)

‘… the snapshot of a moment from life.’


Carol Negiar (Chajin -The House of Japanese Green Tea, Paris, France)

“A short poem with 3 lines, which in Japanese corresponds to 5, 7 and 5
syllables, but can stray from that in languages other than Japanese.
Description of a unique moment.a surprise ending. no rhymes. an evoked