Like other “Beat Poets”, Jack Kerouac was attracted to Oriental modes of perception and of poetry: together with Ginsberg and Whalen, he helped “Americanise” the haiku form and introduce it to a wider audience.
“The American Haiku is not exactly the Japanese
Haiku. The Japanese Haiku is strictly disciplined
to seventeen syllables but since the language
structure is different I don’t think American
Haikus (short three-line poems intended to be
completely packed with Void of Whole) should worry
about syllables because American speech is
something again…bursting to pop.
Above all, a Haiku must be very simple and free
of all poetic trickery and make a little picture
and yet be as airy and graceful as a Vivaldi
Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit http://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku
Deadline: 22nd August 2018
haiku by Jack Kerouac https://terebess.hu/english/haiku/kerouac.html
picture by Linford Miles https://unsplash.com/@linfordmiles