My first Haiku

a full moon
is setting and its dark-
in the west

a cat
strolls alone behind-
two kittens play

while the sky glows
with rays of a bright sun-
rising from the east.


I am doing an online course Beginning Haiku at http://allpoetry.com/ conducted by DianeAH.

I am sharing some of the notes here to tell you something about Haiku.
“The first two lines set up a situation and the next line surprises (enlightens) the reader with a juxtaposition of images. This means that your haiku always need to be about TWO DIFFERENT THINGS. These images can be similar (comparisons) or like opposites (contrasts).

Write a haiku which uses a two part structure:
1) a phrase using two lines;
2) a fragment, using one line.
and
3) make sure there is a juxtaposition of images.”

Source: http://allpoetry.com/DianeAH
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韩瑞雅 Han Rui Ya

Loves learning, reading, writing and teaching.

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