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PostSubject: Tairiku Ookami [Poem]   Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:52 pm

This is a haiku poem, written by me.

I attempted to use all the traditional qualities featured in haiku. But I'm pretty sure I got one or two wrong.
I'll explain them after the poem for you! Smile



    He stands all alone
    Under the bright white moonlight
    He, the great gray wolf



Haiku is a type of Japanese poetry consisting of 17 on (not syllables!) but I'm lazy so I just used syllables instead! Haiku in English is usually depicted with 17 syllables spread over 3 lines. 5, 7, 5.

I'm going to copy and paste from Wikipedia now...




    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, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.


I was pretty sure that was just equaled to a caesura - so I added a comma. But it could be the word 'moonlight'. Because it says the wolf is alone, but he is also with the moon...
I dunno! It's just a thought!




    A kigo (seasonal reference) are usually drawn from the natural world.


The moonlight is a reference to Fall.


Tairiku Ookami roughly translated to English means Gray Wolf.

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