Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Haiku School

Haiku School Alarm Clock 

Notes, CliffNotes pictures, scribbles, thoughts, ramblings as I walk, stumble fall & get back up on my way to and from Haiku School. It is up hill both ways!


Betty Drevniok:  SOMETHING and the SOMETHING ELSE are set down together in clearly stated images. ONE PARTICULAR EVENT."
a spring nap
downstream cherry trees
in bud

The Technique of Contrast - All one has to do is to contrast images. Excitement that opposites creates

long hard rain
hanging in the willows
 tender new leaves

The Technique of Association - "oneness" or showing how everything is part of everything else.

the wild plum
blooms again

moving into the sun
the pony takes with him
some mountain shadow

The Technique of the Riddle  "what is still to be seen"

on all four sides of the long gone shack-calla lilies
spirit bodies waving from cacti-plastic bags

Make puzzling terms as possible.  old masters favorite trick with riddles was is that a flower falling or  a butterfly?

The Technique of Sense or Switching -. Usually it involves hearing something one sees or vice versa or to switch between seeing and tasting.

home-grown lettuce
the taste of well-water

The Technique of Narrowing Focus - Buson used a lot

wide on the first line
normal lens for the second line,  

Close up on the third line
The Technique of Simile –drop the “as & “like” give the reader an active part that makes him or her feel very smart when they discover the simile for him/herself.

a long journey
some cherry petals
begin to fall
The Technique of the Sketch or Shiki's Shasei - The poetic principle is "to depict as is". The reason he took it up as a 'cause' and thus, made it famous, was his own rebellion against the many other techniques used in haiku.

waves come into the cove
one at a time

The Technique of Double entendre (or double meanings) Only insiders knew the secret language and got the jokes.

eyes in secret places
deep in the purple middle
of an iris

The Technique of using Puns - hai of haiku means "joke, or fun, or unusual" there are still writers whose faces freeze into a frown when encountering a pun in three lines.

a sign
at the fork in the road
"fine dining"
The Technique of Word-plays - homonyms (sounding the same). Still (there is one meaning 'quiet' or 'continuation') Oak-land, Anchor Bay, Ox-ford, Cam-bridge

moon set
now it's right – how it fits
Half Moon Bay

The Technique of Verb /Noun Exchange - getting double duty out of words. many words which function as both verbs and nouns. leaves, spots, flowers, blossoms, sprouts, greens, fall, spring, circles 

spring rain
the willow strings

The Technique of Close Linkage - sub-topic to association also works with contrast  

winter cold
finding on a beach
an open knife

The Technique of Leap Linkage - seeking the next level of difficulty,  important point in creating with this technique is that the writer is always totally aware of his or her 'truth'

the early spring sunshine
in my hand

The Technique of Mixing It Up - reader does not know if nature is doing the acting or if a human is doing it. gerund (-ing added to a verb) combined with an action that seems sensible for both a human and for the nature/nature to do.

end of winter
covering the first row
of lettuce seeds

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