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Haiku #9

an eagle in flight -
the sky entangles its blue
into an eye

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Structured: Eastern
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A repost. Haiku are fun.
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Is this a new kind of haïku? A modern type that uses complicated words to describe the simple, not meaning that it is simple in any way, but haiku tended to be self explanatory, not trying to draw attention to themselves but to the event or vision.

The word entangled for me is not the exact one I would use in this context. The idea of the colours being reflected and mixing in some way in the Eagle's eye I like, but could there be another word that said it just as excitingly yet in a more direct manner?

I like it though, Love Ann

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

Nope, it's just one of the many ways a KU' can be written. The word "entangles" makes perfect sense, as it juxtapositioned with the previous image. The usage of simple words in haiku connotates not always a simple situation/scene/etc. It's all a matter of sematics. I don't understand your "...haiku tended to be self explanatory"? my knowledge, haijin are supposed to be egoless, more observers.

(a poem a day keeps the doctor away)

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I love *entangled* in this Ku, Nevel.

Why? Because it alludes to the eagle's eye, its claws and talons, and the way its wings grasp the sky.


inside the seeing,
the shade of creation lifts
heavy wings, soaring

(Thanks for the dance Nevel)

you got it, Anna

and thank you for sharing this dance with me.
Love the word "heavy" in your ku, say so much.

(a poem a day keeps the doctor away)

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China Blue,
my haiku doesn't follow the tradotional 5-7-5 syllable count. It's a misunderstanding, based on the Japanese sound-symbols. Modern haiku simply has about 11 syllables, to make it work properly, although less is better. They honor the traditional by making the first line short, the second long, and the third short.

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