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Haiku No Fear including Kanji Symbols
Haiku : No Fear
To live with no fear, can be quite a tall order for many people. There are so many forces acting against the individual that it can sometimes seem like a very hostile world.
Why this is so was a mystery to me for a very long time. Why do people allow these fears to creep in and control their lives?
As an exercise I wrote a Haiku poem many years ago, and I came up with the following.
This poem is accompanied by the Japanese Kanji Symbol, for no fear.
I had no idea when I wrote this, that it was so strongly identifiable with Bushido, the way or philosophy of the warrior. I had at that time read nothing of philosophy. I just felt it made sense.
This is the third version and final version of the haiku. It conforms to the traditional haiku format of 5-7-5
Burst forth in tears releasing
all fear... then you will be free
be what you can be
Haiku means Actor
No Fear Symbol
Haiku Of Matsuo Bashio
I wrote the above haiku poem on the 19th October 2011 amended 27th July 2012
I wrote the original haiku poem back in the summer of 1984. This is the first time it has been published or even written down since then. It was constructed like this below.
The term Kanji, can mean to feel or sense. The Kanji characters are represented on the right of this page.
I had no clue about poetry or haiku at the time. I really do not know much about it now.
I have read a lot of poetry and still find it a mystery.
The words below are in the original format.
I was studying at the City Literary Institute, Holborn in the middle of theater land; in London's West End.
It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I met some of the most amazing writers and teachers at that college.
I never new that education could be so much fun, or that teachers could be so incredibly good.
I owe those people so much. Thank you.
Now in comparing the two haiku poems. I feel my original 1984 version is more dynamic whereas following the method outlined above and below (traditional haiku form) makes the one I wrote today a little, I don't know what.
Same sentiment but somehow, something doesn't feel right.?
According to Wikipedia:-
haiku plural of hai·ku (Noun)
- A Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five.
- Or 5 7 5 words per line.
- An English imitation of this.
In the strictest sense, neither of the above poems conform to the traditional form of haiku.
It is my first and only attempt to write a haiku, on the subject of no fear. I liked it.
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Pronunciation of Haiku
Haiku (俳句 haikai verse?) High Coo plural haiku, is a very short form of Japanese poetry.
Cutting or to cut short.