Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The Gale

This is my first attempt at Haiku. A traditional form of Japanese poetry, a Haiku is a three-line poem. The first line must have five syllables, the second seven, the third five. Originally Haiku were about nature. This one is too, but many contemporary Haikus are outside of that subject. This one is traditional in that it relates to nature.


The Gale

Hard wind bends the tree
Old man stoops, grips walking stick,
Standing, defiant.

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