Haiku Life

As I write more and more haiku, it becomes apparent why it became a favored art form of the monk and samurai.  In a few words, using the symbols known to a people, a treatise of a thousand words can be created.  While exploring with the kigo, it has also become apparent that layering meaning can expand what was a decent or mediocre verse to something much deeper.  This even falls sometimes into the realm of the secret meaning of a word or phrase. 

In some ways, this is a metaphor for life itself.  What is simple often carries the greatest effect.  A simple hug.  A single tear.  A rainbow on an autumn morning.  Bound within these effects are the meanings, both personal and cultural that give life an undercurrent of meaning. 

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