Haiku #1

Thunder-crumble crash
Of snow-foam spray arching high

Over shining rocks.

© 2006 Trevor W. Hampel


3 Responses to “Haiku #1”

  1. Tash Adams says:

    Hi Trevor. Great website! Interested in your thoughts, would you consider writing haiku that isn’t bound by the 5-7-5 form,ie haiku descibed at http://www.wapoets.net.au/mari-warabiny-haiku-group/info-on-haiku/ What haiku journals do you enjoy reading? Tash

    • Trevor says:

      Hi Tash,

      Thanks for visiting my site.

      I am aware that haiku can take on forms other than the traditional English form of 17 syllables in 3 lines. I just prefer to write most of my haiku in this extended format. No particular reason, though I do acknowledge that the more precise, concise, shorter form is more of a discipline, distilling one’s thoughts to their very essence.

      I don’t read any specific haiku journals because I subscribe to far too many journals I have trouble keeping up. I do read a number of Australian literary magazines which all include haiku.

  2. Tash Adams says:

    Your haiku is very good. Consider experimenting with form and distilling the essence of your creative revelation. When time permits, I enjoy reading the herron’s nest http://www.theheronsnest.com/ , creatrix haiku journal http://creatrix.wapoets.net.au/category/haiku/ , and paper wasp (A5 printed publication) http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/paperwasp/contributions.html have you submitted to these before?