Pictural Haïku


The drawing above has been inspired from the picture below which has been taken by D.Petitpierre at the request of M.


It is true that it looks like an Haïku

“Haiku (俳句) is a very short form of Japanese poetry. It is typically characterised 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 (“cutting word”) between them

  • Traditional haiku consist of 17 on (also known as morae though often loosely translated as “syllables”), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on respectively.[3]

  • A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such words.”


An old silent pond…
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

– Matsuo Bashō

In the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus –
A lovely sunset

– Matsuo Bashō

The clouds passing by
Carried my past in silence
To another time…

– Jesus James Llorico
If you can come up with an Haiku that includes the words cloud, mountain and forest (or trees), or sky or blue sky..
that would be great!
Don’t forget that Haiku is about celebrating the nature.
Here is mine :
Solitary fluffy cloud …
Flying the rough forest
Ageless mountain away
It is not very clear but it is the cloud which is flying. Not the forest. At first I put hanging but I prefer flying, even though the cloud looks motionless.
Anyway, it is late and I still have a game to design for tomorrow (again a game!) and a research paper about Chaos Theory (Oh dear).
In short, this is not quite the right time for me de jouer à la poète maudite.


One thought on “Pictural Haïku

Comments are closed.