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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 4th 2018, silence


City Park (photo© Chèvrefeuille)

Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … I will make it easy for you this week. I only give you a theme and a few “rules” to work with.

This week’s theme is “silence” and here are a few rules you have to use (if possible of course): Try to create a haibun with a maximum of 250 words (including the haiku) and your haiku has to follow the classical rules: 5-7-5 syllables, a seasonword, a cutting word, a deeper meaning and an interchangeable first and third line.

Have fun!

When you have written your haiku, please TAG Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.


About Chèvrefeuille

I am a Dutch haiku poet. And I am the owner and host of the weblog "Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme" on Blogger (or Blogspot). I am writing haiku since the late eighties and in 2005 I became an international known haiku poet and in 2011 ten of my haiku were included in a worldwide anthology "Spasms of Light". With that anthology I became an even more known haiku poet. In October 2012 I started my daily haiku meme.

13 comments on “Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, July 4th 2018, silence

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  2. awisewomansjourney
    July 4, 2018

    Does anyone know what a “cutting word” is? Thanks, Deborah

    • Jules
      July 4, 2018

      “cutting word”) is the term for a special category of words used in certain types of Japanese traditional poetry. It is regarded as a requirement in traditional haiku, as well as in the hokku, or opening verse, of both classical renga and its derivative renku (haikai no renga).

      Cutting words are verbal exclamations. They punctuate and emphasise the end of a haiku section. I should note at this point that, traditionally, Japanese haiku is written in one line. Thus, the cutting word will signal the end of one of the three segments.
      (from) http://www.peavine.com/haiku/cuttingwords.html

      • awisewomansjourney
        July 4, 2018

        Thanks Jules! I saw that online too but I did not find clarity in it. Could you give me some examples of cutting words please? Thanks, Deborah

      • Jules
        July 4, 2018

        It’s not a specific word but the word you use.
        See my entry. Eavesdropping
        But then I am a rebel concerning haiku and pretty much do what I like. So my advice would be to write what you want and see if it falls into place. Because most of the time things do.

      • awisewomansjourney
        July 4, 2018

        Ok thanks Jules! ❤

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  5. Jules
    July 4, 2018

    Busy day ahead so here I am… Eavesdropping

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  7. syncwithdeep
    July 4, 2018

    Thank you for the lovely meaningful prompt. I believe I have done some justice to the prompt. Here is my link, https://syncwithdeep.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/soulmate-the-power-of-silence/

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  9. Caitlin Gramley
    July 5, 2018

    It’s not august yet is it? Did I miss July?! 😉

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