Today, Bryan is hosting the Meeting the Bar segment of the dVerse Poetics Pub. He is wanting us to write a poem in the form we most favor and to tell us why this form is our favorite or preference. I have written a classic haiku. I write classic haiku because it is a snapshot of something in nature/life. It says in few words what is in that snapshot. Often, it is more about what is not said rather than what is put in front of you. Chinmoko simply is silence in Japanese. it is a cultural concept and in this case, often refers to “the silence between the notes” – what your imagination says to you. Also, in this haiku is aware cho – the deep sigh after feeling something.
This haiku is written in loving memory of my friend Peggie who recently died.
summer night is long –
dew falls but fades at morning –