[openbeos] Re: Haiku Compatible badge (again)

  • From: "Jonas Sundström" <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 22:17:32 +0200 CEST

Karl vom Dorff <karl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> (How did a leaf get picked anyways?? That would
> make a good FAQ lol).


While traditional hokku/haiku focused on nature and the place of humans 
in nature, modern haiku poets often consider any subject matter 
suitable, whether related to nature, an urban setting, or even a 
technological context. While old hokku avoided some topics such as 
romance, sex, and overt violence, contemporary haiku often deal 
specifically with such themes.

Traditional hokku/haiku required a long period of learning and 
maturing, but contemporary haiku is often (and mistakenly) regarded as 
an "instant" form of brief verse that can be written by anyone, from 
schoolchildren to professionals. Many writers of modern haiku stay 
faithful to the standards of old hokku, however some other contemporary 
haiku poets have dropped such standards, emphasizing personal freedom 
and pursuing ongoing exploration in both form and subject matter.

So, how about some violence to complement the leaves? ;)

(The sex component would be banal. Just look at any screenshot 
collection. A little romance, now that might be interesting.)

/Jonas Sundström.

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