Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Knitting Haiku

Do not miss the Haiku on casting of at Yarn Harlots blog. Truly wonderful! Made my day, eh, night.

A little trivia on Haiku:
  • Haiku is one of the most important forms of traditional japanese poetry.
  • A haiku consist of three lines, with 5 syllable in the first, 7 in the second and 5 in the last.
  • The poem should contain a "cutting" separating the text in two, to a degree, independent parts.
  • A seasonal word must be present, to indicate in which season the haiku is set. For example cherry blossom for spring and snow for winter.

Green frog,
Is your body also
freshly painted?

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

The morning paper
harbinger of good and ill
... I step over it

Bind off loosely, or
your big head will not fit through
the small neck opening.

My own first try inspired by my wardrobe:

I buy pink socks often
colour makes my feet happy,
walking, happy feet.

1 comment:

Ola said...

Great haiku!

I remember the sweater mom did for Elsa where the neck was to tight. Her yellow hair peeked through the small opening and with a disappointed cry she stated the obvious problem. It was a Pippi Longstocking sweater as well. Her favorite.