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From Now to You: Haiku

From Now to You: Haiku

by Israfel Sivad


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An attempt to reimagine the classic haiku for a postmodern world.

In 2012, limited by the character counts on social media sites like Twitter, Israfel Sivad quickly tried adapting the forum to a playground for his own attempts to express himself via the classical 5-7-5 syllable count of Japanese verse. Aware that the technological environment of social media removed the traditional conceits of nature from the haiku he was attempting to create, Mr. Sivad attempted to adapt the formal structures and meditative techniques of a bygone era to a medium inherently contemporary. The question remains, however, is there ever a place for classical foundations in today's fractured world?

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ISBN-13: 9781517339692
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/20/2015
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

In Heaven a spirit doth dwell
"Whose heart-strings are a lute";
None sing so wildly well
As the angel Israfel,
And the giddy stars (so legends tell),
Ceasing their hymns, attend the spell
Of his voice, all mute.

- from "Israfel" by Edgar Allan Poe

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