The Haiku Society welcomes all lovers of haiku.
Glendale, CA (PRWEB) December 9, 2009
The Haiku Society is open to all who are interested in the haiku form of traditional Japanese poetry. Visitors to the site can read and vote for haiku poems created by other users, or draw inspiration to write and submit their own haiku. Haiku Society also features a Haiku University section, which features information on the history of modern and traditional haiku, explanations of related Japanese terms, and more.
Haiku developed as an independent poetry form in 17th century Japan, with Matsuo BashM as its most notable practitioner. Its distinct form—three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively—and content—typically discrete scenes in nature that convey emotional meaning or symbolize larger ideas via contrast or comparison—have made haiku an instantly recognizable and pithily resonant poetic form. Haiku’s popularity has grown dramatically in recent years among both published and amateur poets, including newly elected European Union president Herman Van Rompuy, who posts many Dutch-language haiku poems on his personal blog.
The Haiku Society welcomes all lovers of haiku to join its site and share their thoughts and experiences via this classic form of epigrammatic verse. Visit http://www.haikusociety.com for more information.
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