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Haiku Poems By Ashi Akira
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As a form of poetry, haiku has today gained worldwide popularity. But this form widely varies outside Japan. Originally, haiku was written in accordance with certain rules, which are difficult to... More > follow in non-Japanese writing. In Haiku Poems, author AshiAkira shares a collection of nearly five hundred haiku poems written originally in English, calling them “haiku poems” specifically to distinguish them from the originally Japanese form. His goal is to make them as close as possible to the core interest and meaning of Japanese haiku, despite the differences that arise from writing in English. These poems thus follow the five-seven-five syllable rule, albeit loosely, and focus on our connection with nature. In doing so, they serve as a reference to the long history of Japanese poetry, with a unique view on the present. White sails in blue sky, Solemn flyby of seagulls. Sunglasses and smile.< Less
Haiku Poems By Ashi Akira
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As a form of poetry, haiku has today gained worldwide popularity. But this form widely varies outside Japan. Originally, haiku was written in accordance with certain rules, which are difficult to... More > follow in non-Japanese writing. In Haiku Poems, author AshiAkira shares a collection of nearly five hundred haiku poems written originally in English, calling them “haiku poems” specifically to distinguish them from the originally Japanese form. His goal is to make them as close as possible to the core interest and meaning of Japanese haiku, despite the differences that arise from writing in English. These poems thus follow the five-seven-five syllable rule, albeit loosely, and focus on our connection with nature. In doing so, they serve as a reference to the long history of Japanese poetry, with a unique view on the present. White sails in blue sky, Solemn flyby of seagulls. Sunglasses and smile.< Less
Haiku Poems II By Ashi Akira
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Haiku writing is popular throughout the world today. In this, his second collection of English haiku, AshiAkira seeks to help familiarize modern poets with the essence of the classic haiku writers,... More > who sought freedom in the nonviolent way. Born and raised in Japan, AshiAkira naturally breathed in the spirit of the poems written in the five-seven-five syllable pattern, which were later called haiku. These were first written in the era of feudalism under the rigid and decisive rule of the Tokugawa shogunate, by poets who yearned for true freedom. They sought liberty in obeying the law of nature, which is equal and fair to all kinds of people. AshiAkira, also yearning for true freedom in this troubled world of today, wants to emulate the haiku poets of old. In this collection of more than five hundred poems, one poet strives to honor the spirit of the original writers of haiku, writing from his own experiences. Red-and-white plum trees Innocently in full bloom Amid snow forecast.< Less