Sunday, November 21, 2004

Haiku - a cute and curt form of poetry

According to, 'Haiku is a Japanese verse form that relies on brevity and simplicity to convey its message. It is usually three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, and frequently includes natural images or themes. It is believed to have been first written in the seventeenth century and is based on a Zen Buddhist philosophy of simplicity and the idea of perfection that excludes the extraneous'.

Haiku has solitary and straightforward a message, that gently touches our souls and genuinely kindles an appreciation from within us! A couple of poems of its sort, I've uploaded in They are:

Pasture land

The green grasses gleam,
As the sun graces its beam...
Our land shines with charm!

Evening sky

Chances never die...
Are sure to reappear,
Like a setting sun!

Note (11/23/2004): the second one has managed to become one among the closest 20 entries for a Haiku contest conducted on 11/22/2004! is a cherished place for the emerging poets to unleash their poetry writing potential. It conducts regular poetry competitions in versatile ways; provides us with reviews for our poems and even permits us to write reviewettes for other's poems! Through its unparalleled efforts it serves the literary community, by giving impetus to the budding poets and spurring them to newer horizons in poetry writing. See for yourselves what they can offer!


At 23 November, 2004 05:40, Blogger shankar said...


Fine to see a good talented guy with knowledge in Poem's and good
singer in the web.

At 18 April, 2005 21:16, Blogger Hari Saravanan said...

Hello Srini,

Nice to see the Haiku!

Here's my Haiku in Tamil!

Malligai petru edutha


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