CLASSIC HAIKU – by Mick E Talbot – Preface and Acknowledgements

Sharing interesting info on the haiku.

Mick E Talbot Poems

PREFACE

A haiku in English is a very short poem in the English language, following to a greater or lesser extent the form and style of the Japanese haiku. A typical haiku is a three-line observation about a fleeting moment involving nature.

The first haiku written in English date from the early 20th century, influenced by English translations of traditional Japanese haiku, and the form has grown in popularity ever since. Many well-known English-language poets have written some haiku, though—perhaps because of their brevity—they are not often considered an important part of their work. Haiku has also proven popular in English-language schools as a way to encourage the appreciation and writing of poetry.

Preface, tempory, this courtesy of Wikipedia 


Acknowledgements:
To all my followers on Word Press, in one way or another, you have all inspired me to write in many formats.  My preference is of course poetry, the Japanese haiku being my favourite, I…

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