haiku and not-haiku from Mark Holloway @forgottenworks
I've enjoyed your blog for a long time, but your ku lately are impressing me more than ever. I really like them written in one line, for some reason. And I really like how personal they are and how they use nature to reflect what is in the mind and life of the poet -- this is one of my ideals for haiku as well.
Thank you, Melissa.Yes, it's been a process of trial and (mainly) error that has led me to this one line style. It does solve some of the problems I was having, but whether it will be the cause of other difficulties remains to be seen. All my ku are directly from personal experience and observation, but I know that haiku are not simply short autobiographical poems and nor are they just pretty postcards. Haiku are something else.I am adding a link to your blog from this page, if that's ok.
Ah yes, and it's figuring out what the "something else" is exactly that is so challenging. :) But your ku definitely transcend the postcard and confessional genres, never fear...I am, of course, honored to have you link to me.