Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Haiku Tuesday

I love these embossed strips and this weekend I was trying to figure out what it is that fascinates me about them. It came to me that they remind me of Haiku and I adore Haiku. I used to write it all the time and decades ago belonged to a Haiku reading group before I move North. There is something about the simplicity that speaks to me.

What is Haiku? Haiku is a form of Japanese Poetry. It consists of 17 syllables, in Japanese referred to as "on", these are done in 3 lines, first line 5 syllables, second line 7 syllables and 3rd line 5 syllables. English Haiku is less formal than Japanese, there is no punctuation except for a dash or ellipsis implying a break, indicating to the reader to reflect on the relationship of the parts. The subject matter is normally of nature and in Japan often references a specific season.

The card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2", tshirt background paper, moon is a 1" circle colored with Copics, the embossed strip was done with the Cuttlebug and Pearl Ex "Silver", the Haiku was computer generated.

So I spent some of my weekend re-bonding with Haiku, it is almost a meditation, and then I decided to do "Haiku Tuesday", if this interests you, you can browse "Haiku Bloggers" or just "Haiku" for more in depth information. Feel free to share your Haiku here and visit every Tuesday for more Haiku. Happy Tuesday, Hugs

9 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

That is beautiful Sandi! The bird call folder is perfect for the serenity you bring to mind. I wish I could be creative in the wee hours instead of catatonic in front of the computer. :) xxD

Crayola58 said...

Girl...I always LOVE your stories that accompany one of your wonderful creations.
Hugs.
Carole

eiyiyi said...

Beautiful, Sandi! It brought back such wonderful memories of living in Japan. I'll be smiling for the rest of the day. Thank you. hugs, eileen

1CardCreator said...

This is lovely and serene, perfect for your Haiku poem. ~Diane

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Sandi, it is gorgeous. Alex took Japanese as his foreign language in high school.. What a lovely card.

Elise said...

totally loving your idea and learning more about Haiku.

Julie Ranae said...

LOVE these embossed strips!

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! hugs!

Sandy said...

We just did a poetry project with our 4th and 5th grade and this was one of the forms of poetry we used...it was so much fun to see what the kids came ups with...how creative of you to use it on your project!