How to Write a Haiku

How to Write a Haiku

by David Lindley

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Overview

How to Write a Haiku by David Lindley

How to Write a Haiku provides a concise introduction to the art of the haiku and takes the beginner through the process of capturing the fleeting moment or a high point of experience. This practical guide gives examples of haiku newly translated from the Japanese, as well as original haiku in English, and illustrates how the raw material of experience and recollection can be shaped into both formal and informal versions of the traditional haiku.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781907100055
Publisher: Verborum Editions
Publication date: 01/14/2017
Pages: 70
Sales rank: 677,436
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

David Lindley is a writer, poet and translator. His most recent work is a verse translation of the Bhagavad Gita, The Song of Myself. Something & Nothing: Selected Poems, includes versions of poems from Japanese and Chinese. He is the author of a series of philosophical reflections on the nature of the self and subjective experience, The Freedom to Be Tragic: 'Only our subjective experience of the world as an aesthetic phenomenon, and ourselves as its creator, can rescue us from the confines of the objective and the given, from arbitrary existence.'

Table of Contents

What is a haiku?
The origins of haiku
Japanese haiku and English versification
The art of the haiku
Japanese haiku in the modern period
The spirit of haiku
Writing your own haiku
Working with the material
SOME OTHER LEAVES: SIXTY HAIKU AND SHORT POEMS

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