In 2014, I tried writing Haiku but was not spiritually satisfied. One evening it occurred to me that I could create my
So I decided to write a poem that started out on the firstline with one word, and then two words on the second line and so on, until the 5th line.
On the next line I would do four words and so on, until the last line where I would come back to one word.
That was the beginning of a beautiful journey for my Taiku Poetry.
“The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions...
This feeling has become a rarity, and rarer every day nowthat we have reached a hastier and more superficial rhythm,now that we believe we are in touch with a greater amount of people, more people, more countries. This is the illusion which might cheat us of being in touchdeeply with the one breathing next to us.
The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision.”
As a student of Japanese literature and a graduate of the Japanese Language and Literature Department from the former Tokyo University of Education (today's Tsukuba University), I am elated and impressed that someone has finally made some rules (in English) for the writing of the Japanese form of poetry that up until now in English has just been a lot of three line free verse with no real challenge in composing it.
Taiku Poetry deserves to be recognized as a real form of poetry by the world.
Congratulations for widening horizons.
Anais Nin,May 1946
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