In next few posts I will focus on particular steps and describe them in detail and using examples.


To be honest, I find it extremely hard to describe and to interpret a Haiku, that’s what I love in this kind of poetry, how “fly” it is…

   Busho, Matsuo once wrote:

Clouds appear
and bring to men a chance to rest
from looking at the moon.

I think that’s a perfect example of showing a regular event in a new, amusing, refreshing way. Describing the feelings this poem gives me makes no sense, I’m sure you know what I mean by the first step now.

I’ll probably say that many times through next days, but that’s one of most important aspects of Haiku Poems and of writing them, this element of novelty in our daily rutine.

Just to clarify, another example, this time by Yoshi Mikami Issa:

My grumbling wife –
if only she were here!
This moon tonight…

How often do we miss something that used to bother us?