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Horn Haiku

I have been reading about the Japanese poetry form called Haiku. Haiku is a curious form of poetry with a few involved “rules” for writing a proper Haiku. A Haiku consists of 17 moras or more simply 17 syllables. These 17 moras are contained within three metric phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively. In Japanese, Haikus are written vertically while in English Haikus are written in three lines showing the three metrical phrases.

With that, I have put down my first attempt at a Haiku in the English style.

the forest Horn sounds

but the ear is not hearing

covered with hands

I found it soothing, albeit interesting in creating this Haiku. Maybe there will be more in the future. The point of anything is learning something new each and every day, as one should never stop learning. Colleges, universities, music conservatories, and other institutions are not the only place one can learn. As I always tells my students, “I can serve you cereal, toast, and eggs for breakfast, soup and sandwiches for lunch, salad and Chicken Balsamic for dinner, but only you can decide whether to eat or not”. So choose your meal and relish the taste of new learning.

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