naviarhaiku241 – Nightfall

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

Deadline: 22nd August 2018

haiku by Jack Kerouac

picture by Linford Miles

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