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Bordeaux Bay by Guernsey-based artist Tony Taylor

Thursday, 23 June 2016


A Haiku is a poetic form that has not appeared on Bard at Bay despite there having been over two hundred posts since this blog began.
I am not well acquainted with the Haiku and would refer those interested to Laura Sheridan's website, where you will find a daily Haiku, or to John Buchanan's excellent poetry site, where you'll find advice on how to compose one of your own.
My understanding is that the poetic form is Japanese, that it has three lines of five, seven and five syllables respectively and should contain a reference to nature.
Using these guidelines, I constructed the following Haiku using a Japanese subject, a reference to nature in the form of a tree, and, of course, a five/seven/five syllable structure.
Somehow I don't think Basho would approve. 


Watch Kung Fu First Dan
smash tree. Tree fall down. Oh Damn!
Tree fall on First Dan.


  1. Great to see a humorous Haiku. Basho might not approve, but I do! Thanks also for the plug.

  2. Richard Fleming24 June 2016 at 17:31

    Thanks guys. Don't try this at home. R.