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Title: HAIKU
Post by: shamsi on June 26, 2011, 09:55:05 AM

Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry typically characterized by three qualities:

# The essence of haiku is "cutting" (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji or 'cutting word' between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.

# Traditional haiku consist of 17 sounds (also known as morae), in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 on respectively. Any one of the three phrases may end with the kireji.Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables,this is incorrect as syllables and on are not the same.

#A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki ,an extensive but defined list of such words. The majority of kigo, but not all, are drawn from the natural world. This, combined with the origins of haiku in pre-industrial Japan, has led to the inaccurate impression that haiku are necessarily nature poems.

Modern Japanese gendai haiku are increasingly unlikely to follow the tradition of 17 on or to take nature as their subject, but the use of juxtaposition continues to be honored in both traditional haiku and gendai. There is a common, although relatively recent, perception that the images juxtaposed must be directly observed everyday objects or occurrences.

In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line while haiku in English often appear in three lines to parallel the three phrases of Japanese haiku.

Previously called hokku, haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku_%28disambiguation%29
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Post by: shamsi on June 26, 2011, 09:57:31 AM
   Example of Haiku:1

    the first cold shower
    even the monkey seems to want
    a little coat of straw
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Post by: nusrat-diu on June 26, 2011, 06:37:55 PM
A Haiku to Shamsi:

You and I
wanted to have some icecream
Alas! we couldn't make time.
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Post by: Nahid Kaiser on June 27, 2011, 02:53:05 PM

A Haiku inspired by Nusrat's one. Shamsi, can you tell me whether it has become one?

Me and my life
walk together but
can't see each-other
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Post by: shamsi on June 27, 2011, 03:16:41 PM
Dear Nusrat Madam and Nahid Madam,

Its really nice to see you inspired and writing your own Haiku.There is a bit structural flaw but the ideas are really awesome.



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Post by: shipra on June 27, 2011, 03:48:42 PM
Dear Shamsi Madam,

Thank you for this.As my field is Applied Linguistics and ELT,I didn't know anything about `Haiku' before.Now,I've got some knowledge about this poetry.It's useful for me.So,thank you,madam.

With Regards.
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Post by: shamsi on June 28, 2011, 08:56:49 AM
How to Write a Haiku:


Understand the way haiku is made. This can best be done by reading as many haiku as you can. Be aware that translations of the Old Masters of Japan are not written in proper English haiku, and many translators are not poets so their versions may show their lack of understanding of the haiku in the English language.
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What you feel should be in a haiku. When you see or notice something that makes you want to say to others -"Hey, look at that!"-include that in a haiku. Many people go for walks just to find new inspiration for their poetry.

Many haiku seem to focus on nature, but what they are really focusing on is a seasonal reference (not all of which are necessarily about nature). Japanese poets use a "saijiki" or season word almanac to check the seasonal association for key words that they might use in a haiku (thus the haiku is a seasonal poem, and often about nature. But it does not have to be about nature if the seasonal reference is about a human activity). The season is important for coming up with words to use in a haiku, because the poem has so few words, simple phrases such as "cherry blossoms" or "falling leaves" can create lush scenes, yet still reflect the feeling of the verse. Moreover, season words also invoke other poems that use the same season word, making the poem part of a rich historical tapestry through allusive variation. In Japanese, the "kigo" or season word was generally understood; "autumn breeze" might be known to express loneliness and the coming of the dark winter season.
o   Winter usually makes us think of burden, cold, sadness, hunger, tranquility, death or peace. Ideas about winter can be invited with words like "snow," "ice," "dead tree," "leafless," etc.
o   Summer brings about feelings of warmth, vibrancy, love, anger, vigor, lightness, action. General summer phrases include references to the sky, beaches, heat, and romance.
o   Autumn brings to mind a very wide range of ideas: decay, belief in the supernatural, jealousy, saying goodbye, loss, regret, and mystery to name a few. Falling leaves, shadows, and autumn colors are common implementations.
o   Spring, like summer, can make one think of beauty, but it is usually more a sense of infatuation. Also common are themes like innocence, youth, passion, and fickleness. Blossoms, new plants, or warm rains can imply spring. For more information on seasons, go to the link listed below.

Seasonal references can also include human activities, and Japanese saijikis contain many such listings. Be aware that some references to human activities, such as Christmas, are effective season words, but require a geographical limitation; while Christmas is a winter season word in the northern hemisphere, it's a summer reference in the southern hemisphere.

Add a contrast or comparison. Reading most haiku, you'll notice they either present one idea for the first two lines and then switch quickly to something else or do the same with the first line and last two. A Japanese haiku achieves this shift with what is called a "kireji" or cutting word, which cuts the poem into two parts. In English, it is essential for nearly every haiku to have this two-part juxtapositional structure. The idea is to create a leap between the two parts, and to create an intuitive realization from what has been called an "internal comparison." These two parts sometimes create a contrast, sometime a comparison. Creating this two-part structure effectively can be the hardest part of writing a haiku, because it can be very difficult to avoid too obvious a connection between the two parts, yet also avoid too great a distance between them that , although this is not necessary provided that the grammar clearly indicates that a shift has occurred.

Use primarily objective sensory description. Haiku are based on the five senses. They are about things you can experience, not your interpretation or analysis of those things. To do this effectively, it is good to rely on sensory description, and to use mostly objective rather than subjective words.

Like any other art, haiku takes practice. Basho said that each haiku should be a thousand times on the tongue. It is important to distinguish between pseudo-haiku that says whatever the author thinks in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern and literary haiku that adheres to the use of season words, a two-part juxtapositional structure, and primarily objective sensory imagery.

I hope it will be helpful for all of you who are planning to write their own Haiku.


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Post by: shamsi on June 28, 2011, 09:05:58 AM
I have been interested in HAIKU from my student life because of its form,projection and appeal.Yesterday,I shared it with one of my newly joined colleagues Hasan Ashikur Rahman and today he has brought a book on HAIKU written by one of his friends named Quamrul Hassan.The book titled,'Spring Moon' is a recent one and really worth buying.Anyways,I can't resist myself from sharing some of the HAIKU from it.Here we go:

winter morning
a slice of the sun
on my blanket

her lipstick
on the baby's cheek
half moon

friends waiting
i take a shawl
late autumn evening

Have a good day.

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Post by: shamsi on June 28, 2011, 09:19:21 AM
in own cubical
with own mirror reflection
relishing haiku

(This is my first HAIKU)

I hope you will enjoy it.

Have a nice day.

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Post by: shipra on June 28, 2011, 09:57:56 AM
Oh Madam,really great!Nice haiku.Congratulations,Our Poet!
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Post by: asma alam on June 28, 2011, 10:17:25 AM
Congratulations Shamsi Madam for your new achievement (for writing haiku). At last your interest in haiku has tempted you to write haiku. I enjoyed.
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Post by: kulsum on June 28, 2011, 10:32:57 AM
Drops of monsoon dripping on woods

i would wet i suppose

oh, it was a dream rainbow oppose

Hey All,

i am inspired.....aha....feeling great!
 :) :)

thanx shamsi..thanx all

UK miss
Title: Re: HAIKU
Post by: Nahid Kaiser on June 28, 2011, 12:55:28 PM
We can encourage our students to write Haiku as well. When I was a student at DU we had published a wall magazine on Haiku.
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Post by: shamsi on June 29, 2011, 11:52:49 AM
Dear Nahid,

I was also thinking about the idea.Thanks for your inspiration.Yes,we can encourage our students writing Haiku and can plan to have a wall-magazine.But I think,it will need some time.So,we can plan to have it next semester(as I have already made this semester's announcement).Meanwhile,we can teach them how to write it.


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Post by: shamsi on June 29, 2011, 11:56:45 AM
Difference between Japanese Haiku and English language Haiku:

The Japanese haiku and the English language haiku have several critical differences. In Japanese the haiku is composed of 17 sound units divided into three parts - one with 5 units, one with 7 units and another with 5 units. Since sound units are much shorter than English syllables, it has been found that following the Japanese example results in a much longer poem often filled up to make the count with unnecessary words.

The Japanese write their haiku in one line, in order to see clearly the parts of the haiku. In English each part is given a line. This allows the reader time to form an image in the mind before the eyes go back to the left margin for more words. The line breaks also act as a type of punctuation. The kigo, or season word, is a vital part of the Japanese haiku, but in English it is often ignored and not well understood. Therefore, a great number of English haiku do not have a season word and yet are considered to be haiku. The Japanese, because of their longer history of reading haiku, understand that there are two parts to the poem. In English these are called the phrase and fragment. One line is the fragment and the other two lines combine grammatically to become the phrase. Without this combining the two lines together the haiku will sound ‘choppy’ as the voice drops at the end of each line.
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Post by: shipra on June 29, 2011, 12:48:57 PM
Dear UK Miss,

Is the haiku by you?It's nice.Carry on.We are feeling encouraged by the seniors.

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Post by: shamsi on June 30, 2011, 10:34:56 AM

The word 'haiku' is both singular and plural, so it is generally considered incorrect to say 'haikus'. Also, because the term is not a proper noun, the term should not be capitalized within a sentence. Haiku also do not rhyme and should not be titled (although there is a tradition in Japanese haiku that they occasionally have 'head-notes' that identify the place or circumstances of composition, but this should not be confused with a title).

Some Tips for Haiku Writers(From Wikipedia):

•   To get inspiration and begin to understand the subtle emotions within images from nature, read the works of famous Classic haiku poets, such as Basho, Buson, Issa, or Shiki, but do try to read more modern or contemporary Japanese haiku writers to avoid writing in a pseudo Classic fashion.

•   Write what you see, not what you feel. In the end, haiku are about emotions expressed through concrete images. When reading haiku, don't read them like you would other poems. Haiku are written to capture a feeling and image. Keep an open mind when reading haiku and try to feel what the writer was trying to get across. The more you read haiku, the easier they are to understand. Haiku has been called an "unfinished" poem because each one requires the reader to finish it in his or her heart.

•   Remember that Japanese was originally a pictographic language. When it is written, it uses mostly picture characters to represent ideas visually instead of letters such as those in the English alphabet. Because there is so much difference between the Japanese language and our language, haiku in English will have some differences.

•   There are some who say that haiku can just be a short fragment (no more than three words) followed by a phrase. The following is an example of such a structure, which is often very effective, but this example fails to have the necessary seasonal reference or to create an intuitive spark or leap of understanding in the relationship between the two parts.

early evening
small flat stones
line the shore

•   The haiku doesn't have to be serious. It can be funny, although traditionalists might call it a 'senryu' rather than a 'haiku.' Please note that the following is not an example of senryu, but merely a three-line poem that attempts to be funny (this is the sort of poem that both haiku and senryu writers consider to be what has been called a 'pseudo-haiku' or 'pseudo-senryu'):

I like Cottage Cheese
Cottage Cheese is my favorite
Yummy Cottage Cheese

•   Or:

I Like this nice girl
She is in my English class
she doesn't like me

•   To more clearly understand the relationship and difference between literary haiku and pseudo-haiku, please read John J. Dunphy's 'What is a haiku - and what isn’t?' article: http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/book-blog/article_75c58829-afdf-5d19-8633-120a11378973.html

•   It is worthwhile to read both classic and contemporary Japanese haiku poets in translation otherwise you will get a skewed perspective of what constitutes a 'Japanese haiku'.

•   To get a good understanding of English-language haiku, the two most important books to read are William J. Higginson's 'Haiku Handbook' (Kodansha, 1989) and Cor van den Heuvel's 'The Haiku Anthology' (Norton, 1999, third edition).

•   For serious students of haiku, it is worthwhile to join organizations such as the Haiku Society of America, Haiku Canada, or the British Haiku Society (there are many other similar organizations elsewhere in the world). It is also worthwhile to subscribe to leading haiku journals such as Modern Haiku and Frogpond (which comes with Haiku Society of America membership).

•   Here's a good place to search for online haiku links: http://www.dmoz.org/Arts/Literature/Poetry/Forms/Haiku_and_Related_Forms/

•   With Words gives an easy overview of haiku and its history in the West: http://www.withwords.org.uk

•   For a basic overview of haiku strategies, read Michael Dylan Welch's 'Becoming a Haiku Poet': http://sites.google.com/site/graceguts/essays/becoming-a-haiku-poet
Title: Re: HAIKU
Post by: Nahid Kaiser on June 30, 2011, 11:46:00 AM
A new Haiku:

We and Rain
In a rickshaw on the plain
Time to love again..
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Post by: shipra on June 30, 2011, 12:18:15 PM
Congratulations,Madam!We have got another haiku writer.Our creativity is increasing.We are feeling inspired.
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Post by: nusrat-diu on July 02, 2011, 07:46:38 PM
Like your haiku Nahid Miss!!

@ Shamsi...your's first one was superb!!
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Post by: Nahid Kaiser on July 05, 2011, 04:31:16 PM
Thank you Nusrat madam. At first, I was inspired by your one.
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Post by: shamsi on July 06, 2011, 11:02:25 AM
Some haiku from 'The Haiku Anthology' edited by Cor Van Den Heuvel:

morning bird song—
my paddle slips
into its reflection

low summer sun—
the shadow of an earring
on your cheek

after the quake
adding I love you
to a letter

first day of summer
a postman delivers mail
in a safari hat

grocery shopping—
pushing my cart faster
through feminine protection

These are written by different writers.I hope you will enjoy.



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Post by: Nahid Kaiser on July 09, 2011, 04:30:46 PM
These Haikus are really a pleasure Shamsi Madam.
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Post by: irina on July 11, 2011, 03:49:15 PM
Oh! I'm charmed finding me in a charming world of haiku.
Thank u Shamsi.
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Post by: Nahid Kaiser on July 12, 2011, 12:51:18 PM
Irina Madam,
you will be glad to know that we are planning a wall magazine on only Haiku in near future.
This time, we, the teachers will also contribute.
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Post by: shamsi on July 12, 2011, 04:15:02 PM
Thank you Irina madam for your appreciation.There are two more haiku for you that I wrote yesterday:

summer afternoon
someone was waiting for me
but I didn't go

he is with his bride
after waiting five long years
still my heart is aching

I hope you will enjoy.

I wish you all the best.

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Post by: Nahid Kaiser on July 13, 2011, 11:34:18 AM
wow, Shamsi madam ! I love these Haiku as their topic is love.
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Post by: shipra on July 13, 2011, 11:42:32 AM
I agree with Nahid Madam.It will be very useful for developing their creativity.
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Post by: Nahid Kaiser on July 14, 2011, 11:57:40 AM
And it is also a fun!
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Post by: shamsi on July 25, 2011, 11:58:27 AM
Some haiku by Alan Pizzareli:

staples rust
in the telephone pole
light rain
on the young tree
a strip of burlap ... flaps

bending back
... along the railroad track
... ... tiger lilies

at short stop
between innings
sparrows dust-bathing
in the supermarket
the spinster smiles
at the cucumbers

starry night
the jeweler closes
the folding gate

the amusement park
spinning cotton candy
the girl with the teased-up hair

above the arcade
a yellow moon flashes
through drifting clouds

nothing to write
but this

There are 9 haiku by Alan Pizzarelli.I hope you will like these.



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Post by: shamsi on July 25, 2011, 11:59:11 AM
About Alan Pizzareli:

Alan Pizzarelli was born in 1950 of an Italian-American family in Newark, New Jersey. Raised in the first ward’s Little Italy, he showed an early interest in art and music. By age fourteen he had his own band and performed as lead singer, bass guitarist and songwriter. In the years that followed, he became a professional musician performing with popular New Jersey bands such as Sidewalk Symphony and The Infernos.
As a songwriter, Pizzarelli’s avid interest in lyricism led to a serious study and practice of poetic composition.
In the late ‘60s, while working at the Newark Star Ledger, he became friends with the poet/punster Louis Ginsberg (father of Allen Ginsberg) who taught him lyricism and fundamentals of writing poetry. In searching for his own poetic voice, he began writing poetic observations of moments in nature that a friend told him were haiku.
Amused by the punning verse Louis wrote for his column An O-Pun Mind, Alan began writing one-line humorous observations on the human condition he later learned were senryu. In 1970 his haiku and senryu were accepted by Haiku magazine. He then started attending meetings of The Haiku Society of America in New York City and studied haiku and related forms under the tutelage of Professor Harold G. Henderson, author of An Introduction to Haiku (Doubleday) and Haiku in English (Charles Tuttle).
Since then, Pizzarelli’s English language haiku and senryu have received worldwide acclaim and popularity. He is a pioneer of English-language senryu and a leading literary spokesman for the American haiku and senryu movement.

Pizzarelli has published 12 limited edition chapbooks of his haiku and senryu including The Flea Circus (Islet Books, 1989); Amusement Park (Islet Books, 1990), City Beat (Islet Books, 1991), which won the Merit Book Award’s first place in 1992; Senryu Magazine (River Willow, 2001); The Windswept Corner (Bottle Rockets Press, 2005), among others.
His work is anthologized in many major publications on the subject of haiku poetry including: Haiku Moment (1993) and How to Haiku (2002), edited by Bruce Ross (Tuttle); The Haiku Handbook (McGraw-Hill,1985) and Haiku World (Kodansha, 1996) by W.J. Higginson; Baseball Haiku, edited by Cor van den Heuvel (W.W. Norton 2007 and in each of the three editions of The Haiku Anthology, edited by Cor van den Heuvel (Double-day Anchor,1974 (Simon & Schuster 1986) and (W.W. Norton 1999), the third edition including 43 of his poems.
He was also a consultant for Jack Kerouac’s Book of Haikus (Penguin Poets, 2003) edited by Regina Weinreich.
From 2005-2009, he was the Senryu editor for the on-line journal, Simply Haiku.
Alan Pizzarelli’s book Frozen Socks—selected haiku and related forms, is scheduled for release in December 2010.

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Post by: shipra on July 25, 2011, 07:51:23 PM
Dear madam,

You have become a great fan of haiku.So you are researching a lot and knowing a lot.That's great.
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Post by: Nahid Kaiser on July 30, 2011, 10:49:37 AM
a new haiku:
Shravana wets earth and skies
Raindrops play birthday tune
What a surprise!
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Post by: shamsi on August 04, 2011, 12:28:34 PM
Both 'Borsha' and 'haiku' have touched Nahid.And its really nice to read something new.


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Post by: shamsi on April 12, 2012, 03:06:14 PM
Dear All,

You know that we have recently published our wall-magazine(Message) with 67 haiku.And these are written by some of the creative students of English Department.

I would like to share their haiku with you.

Here we go:

(1)   midnight…
you were there
in a dream

(2)   wearing a blue saree
standing before me
my loving mom

(3)   small face
eyes full of abomination
a street boy

(4)   smile on his face
        wants to win the world
        my son’s photo

(5)   nest on the tree
two small birds
chirp and chirp

(6)   3:00 am
shuddering in the dark
watching a horror movie

(7)   pink,red and white
a bunch of flowers
in my flower vase    ( By Sadia Afrin, ID No. 082-10-449;14th Batch)

I hope,you will like.


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Post by: Binoy on April 12, 2012, 06:02:22 PM
All nice haikus. I enjoyed them.
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Post by: nirvana on June 24, 2012, 12:28:08 PM

feeling like composing "haiku" can be a good way to start my creative venture ! ;)
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Post by: nirvana on June 25, 2012, 10:35:19 AM
looks like I have composed my first ever HAIKU

A rainbow rose
For my Rose

On a rainy day.
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Post by: shamsi on July 05, 2012, 01:32:29 PM
Dear Shahrear,

Congratulations...Yes, you can start your poetic career with haiku as it is very simple.And thanks for posting your first one.Hope to have many more.


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Post by: shamsi on July 08, 2012, 03:30:47 PM
Haiku by Irin Nippu of 15th Batch:

(1)          wind wallops on face
               she floats
               in a cold hot air balloon

(2)          rain drops
               falling and falling
               cleaning away the earth
(3)          a rainbow
               leaning to the ground
               kissing  the blue grass flower

(4)          ice melts
               on her lips
               nature shivers

(5)   butterflies hurdle
        flower to flower 
        colors dance and melt

I hope you will like.


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Post by: shamsi on July 14, 2012, 04:04:56 PM
haiku by Alif Layla; ID No: 082-10-444;Batch:14th:

(1)   the vehicles on the road
        waiting for green signal
        counting seconds

(2)   the labour
        bricks on head
        climbing the stairs

(3)   a troop of soldiers
        marching through the streets
        people in awe running away

(4)   a yellow leaf falls
        a ripple
        in the water

I hope,you would like.


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Post by: Farhana Helal Mehtab on July 15, 2012, 11:09:32 AM

Dear colleagues of English department,
At the time of visiting DIU forum, ‘HAIKU’ caught my attraction since I worked on it almost 14 years back, probably in 1998, when I was the student of Bachelor in ELT. So many good memories just clicked on my mind after seeing your write up. Thanks for selecting ‘Haiku’. Though my work was just for an assignment for 10 marks, I learnt a lot for its interesting nature. But got little confused when I studied on comparison: English & Japanese Haiku. There is great debate over what is the correct form and content of an English Haiku verse because of the differences between English and Japanese language. Later on I got very helpful ideas & suggestions on this issue in "Sixty-five (Conflicting) Rules of Haiku" by Jane Reichhold. Hope you people will also enjoy this writing by Jane Reichhold.

Thank you once again & wish to visit your page in future InshAllah.

All the Best,

Farhana Helal Mehtab
Associate Professor & Head
Dept of Law
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Post by: shamsi on July 15, 2012, 12:40:19 PM
Dear Madam,

Thank you for suggesting the text "Sixty-five (Conflicting) Rules of Haiku" by Jane Reichhold.I hope,people who are interested in haiku will find it helpful as there is a lot of controversy regarding the style of English and Japanese haiku.I have just tried to encourage the students of English department to venture a new territory.In many of these, they did not follow the strict format of it.

Its also nice to know that you are also from ELT.

Hope to have more feedback from you.


Shamsi Ara Huda
Senior Lecturer, Dept.of English
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Post by: shamsi on July 16, 2012, 01:38:50 PM

haiku by Saddam Hossain, ID NO: 092-10-518;Batch: 17th                                   

(1)   winter season
         nude nature
         a hopeless person

(2)   a slum boy
     with some rose
     a great expectation

(3)    an old man
     a sunset
      a sigh

(4)   every man
      every morning
      a new hope

(5)     i hurt you
        you hurt me
         can we love?

(6)    a mother
       a child
      a dream

(7)    an old woman
      sodium light
     a cold night

(8)   a poor family
       a new born girl
       another frustration

(9)   a moonlit night
      a couple
      some moments

(10)    an employee
       end of the month
      taking his salary

(11)    midnight
         dogs barking
        a dead body

(12)   family
     some person, some happiness
     some sorrow, some dreams

I hope you would like.


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Post by: shamsi on July 21, 2012, 04:00:27 PM
haiku by Ajmeri Jaman Shanta;Id No: 111-10-687; 22nd Batch Sec:B

(1)   wedding ceremony
        bride in red
        beside her groom

(2)   funeral
        crowd of people
        moment of silence

(3)   just after a summer rain
        a rainbow
        on the sky

(4)   an old pond
        some frogs

(5)   moonlit night
        long drive

(6)   father,mother
        gossiping together

(7)   land of flower
        yellow and yellow

(8)   winter night
        village fair
        beside the river

I hope you would like it.


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Post by: Antara11 on July 22, 2012, 11:02:24 AM
Dear madam,

It's really great to know about Haiku. I wish I could write some!

Thank you for this informative post.
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Post by: shamsi on July 29, 2012, 10:56:27 AM
Dear Antara madam,

Its nice to know that you are planning to write haiku.We will be very happy if you post some.


Shamsi Ara Huda
Senior Lecturer, Dept.of English
Title: Re: HAIKU
Post by: shamsi on July 29, 2012, 11:23:40 AM
haiku by Afshana Sharmin; ID NO: 082-10-435;Batch: 14th:

(1)   oh! tomorrow is exam
        need to read
        but feeling sleepy

(2)   winter night
        covering my body with shawl
        walking in a street

(3)   valentine evening
        waiting in a café
        you came with a red rose

(4)   sad,sad eyes
        tail moving

(5)   friendship day
        outside home
        friends are waiting

(6)   last day in varsity
        friends in arms
        eyes full of tears

I hope you would like these.


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Post by: nafrin on September 05, 2012, 01:01:54 PM
im getting too interest
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Post by: shamsi on May 30, 2013, 03:32:47 PM
haiku by Md.Masud Parvaj Mithu;ID No: 101-10-586;Batch: 19th

(1)   travel
        rose in mind
        got ready

(2)   roadside scene
        full of beauties
        relish  in mind

(3)   inside car
        very suffocated
        could hardly sit

(4)   the clock said noon
        very hungry
        ate a burger

(5)   a mosque ahead
        prayer time
        said my prayer

(6)   evening
        found a hotel
        took some rest

(7)   night
        lots of dream
        I slept

(8)   its morning again
        travel time
        went to jungle

(9)   jungle
        full of trees
        full of beauties

(10)    came across a tiger
         became afraid
         ran away

(11)   big hotel
        waiting for me
        accepted the invitation

(12)   busy life
        idea of travel
        went away 

All these are written relating a common theme: TRAVEL

I wish, you would like.


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Post by: shamsi on May 30, 2013, 03:35:10 PM
haiku by By Fahmida Yeasmin; ID No: 082-10-429;Batch:14th

(1)   turn back
        I see you
        crossing the road

(2)   sunny morning
        waiting for you
        with red roses

(3)   you infront of me   
        trying to say
        don’t go but failed

(4)   its raining cats and dogs
        I stand
        beside my window

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Post by: shamsi on May 30, 2013, 03:37:37 PM
haiku by Kazi Sazzad Hossain, ID No.102-10-602;Batch:20th

1)   dark night…………
        lonley rural road
        the fire-fly twinkling on the tree.

2)   green paddy field
      a  girl in yellow
      trying to catch red butterflies

3)  strom blowing
     a bird in her nest
     covers  her brood with wings.

I wish, you would like.


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Post by: shamsi on May 30, 2013, 03:40:33 PM
haiku by Jafar Ahmed, ID No:092-10-509;Batch: 17th

(1)   schools are closed
        wandering aimlessly
        here and there

(2)   having my bath
        going for mosque
        to offer prayer

(3)   in the evening
        having no escape
        getting ready for exam

I wish you would like.


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Post by: R B Habib on June 02, 2013, 04:18:01 PM
Haiku: Numerous thoughts to share in small size and less words. Thanks

I had the opportunity to know and practice it with some people from Japan in a Seminar. A nice way of expressing thoughts, yet difficult to satisfy your mind always with those words. Tried some at the seminar. Will look for those lying somewhere unknown at my home. Thanks for helping me cherish those moments again.
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Post by: shipra on June 04, 2013, 10:30:43 AM
It's a great collection of Haiku's by the students...a very nice way to make the students use their imagination
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Post by: nirvana on September 16, 2013, 02:38:32 PM
Here's a new one. I'm not sure whether this follows the conventions of 'Haiku' but it's of three lines.

Love is an addiction

Which no rehabilitation

Can cure.
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Post by: nfe fouzia on November 03, 2013, 04:12:15 PM
had a great time reading all of them.
i hope to write some soon. :P
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Post by: shamsi on November 09, 2013, 01:54:44 PM
Dear Rabeya and Shipra,

Thanks for your nice comments which inspire me more about haiku...


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Post by: shamsi on November 09, 2013, 01:56:32 PM
Dear Shahriar(nirvana), thanks for your contribution and I would like to welcome Fouzia Madam to share her ones.