2014/01/04

2014 Poetry Corner # 1 - "Cat" (a haiku)

sprawled out, paws outstretched
a restful snooze in the sun
peaceful cat in spring


5 comments:

Lance said...

nice, but I'd lose the last line. Less is more.

Badgerdown said...

How can I leave out the last line? It's a haiku...

Lance said...

"that's true, although the three line things isn't a hard rule"

Badgerdown said...

Oh, I didn't know. Thanks! I'll have to look more into the rules and play around a bit. :)

Lance said...

wikipedia has a good description. However, I wouldn't worry to much about the "rules". I think the biggest concepts are, two seemingly contrasting things forming a third meaning and minimalism. I love Japanese art because it is minimalistic. Haiku rules/guidelines don't really translate well into English because the languages are so different so just go with what sounds cool and forget the rules!

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