Il kigo, di Diego Rossi

Haiku is not only a Japanese and English form … in Italy haiku is taking root as well .. and unlike the English form, Italian being a phonetic language it is closer to the Japanese … it’s very difficult to write a 5-7-5 haiku in Italian … or even translate the Japanese into a 5-7-5 haiku … take for example this haiku by Basho:

Caduto da cavallo: (7 syllables)
sul Pendio del Bastone (8 syllables)
a piedi (procedo) (6 syllables)

But it’s well worth the while to see how it’s done here in Italy!  Bastet

 

Estratto dallo studio L’estetica del renga. Prospettive filosofiche sulla poesia giapponese (2012). Tra le figure retoriche più conosciute in Occidente vi è il kigo (季語), un elemento (parola o frase) …

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Bastet’s Monday Haiga Challenge – And a Little Italian History – April 26, 2016

Hello!   I’m a day late with this challenge … here the weather is beautiful; the skies intensely clear, therefore the colours of the hills, mountains, fields and woods are particul…

Original Post: Bastet’s Monday Haiga Challenge – And a Little Italian History – April 26, 2016

Bastet’s Monday Haiga Challenge – Dawn – April 18, 2016

Hello Everyone! Yesterday it rained and when the shower passed,  I went for a splendid walk – with my camera of course.  I decided to try to take some macros which I’ll use today for my haiga challenge today …

For the complete post and the Mr. Linky app go to: Bastet’s Monday Haiga Challenge – Dawn – April 18, 2016

Bastet’s Haiga Monday Challenge – A Spring Morning – April 11, 2016

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Good morning!

Today’s prompt is A Spring Morning – to participate click the link above which will take you to the post … in the meantime here’s my haiga example for my spring morning:

Monochrome Monday – (Haiga and Tanka) – April 11, 2016

 

 

For Photograpic Post: Monochrome Monday – (Haiga and Tanka) – April 11, 2016

tanka

moonlight dreaming
as crickets sing for lovers
hidden gazebo
on this balmy spring morning
creating illusions
© G.s.k. ‘16

Yesterday I went for a walk with the city of Arco … one of our one of our stop overs was at the Arch-Duke of Austria’s historical botanical garden (for which I did a Sunday walk in 2013).  This morning one of the photos reminded me of moonlight …  so  with a little magic of imagination and an app … my haiga was done.  My next post will be this week’s Monday Haiga Event … hope to see your there!