WHAT IS HAIKU? – Week 12

Carmel Summers (Pennant Hills, NSW)

“A concise poem, based on a sensual observation of the natural
world, that bridges the gap between nature and human understanding,
behaviour, feelings and thoughts.”
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Karen Coller (Baronia, Vic)

“Haiku is wonder in a heartbeat; a moment to say ‘yes’ to life.
Haiku is brightness in a raindrop; a wing beat of thought
on the cheek and in the heart. Haiku pens a precious, funny
or insightful moment for us.”
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Mandy Langenhorst (Brisbane, Qld)

‘a connection with nature expressed as briefly as the synaptic
flash that registered it.’
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Greg Piko (Yass, ACT)

(1) ‘A haiku is a brief poem that evokes an insight into our
world and its peoples through the association of images.’
(2) …the following comment, attributed to Marcel Duchamp, is
especially relevant to haiku:
‘It is not what you see that is art, art is the gap.’

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Alexander Ask (Beaumont, SA)

‘Haiku is a unique perception of nature captured in a simple
verse.’