More photo poems for the Arts Council of Wales/NHS Creative Cwtsh commission. I haven’t been strict about the 5,7,5 syllable structure with these, but they are inspired by the Haiku form.
Also, having fun with cut-up collaging of letters:
In Japanese poetry, kigo (季語) is the word or phrase used to indicate the season and it is often included in haiku to locate the poem in a particular time of the year.
The Japan Society, based in London, created a Haiku Corner in 2020 in response to the peculiar “season” we were all living in due to the covid pandemic, with the aim to be a creative outlet for members and friends to embrace haiku as a means to express their feelings and experiences during that time.
They received hundreds of entries from people of all ages coming in from all over the world – from the UK, Japan, India, China, Romania, Greece, America, and the Caribbean.
How to Contribute
- They invite poets, writers and people of any age and expertise to send their haiku by email, tag or use the hashtag #JShaikucorner on social media. Maximum entries: Two haiku per person per week. Weekly deadline: Fridays at 12.00 noon (GMT). Write your haiku and the hashtag #JShaikucorner
- Every week they will select one haiku among those received the week prior and post it as the Haiku of the Week on this page and on social media with the name or alias of the author.
If you need some tips and inspiration before composing your haiku, check out our short video How to Haiku with Haiku poet Paul Conneally.