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Jay's Saturday Morning Haiku - 8

Jay's Saturday morning haiku - 8

The English form of the traditional Japanese Haiku includes any or all of the following:

  • The use of 17 syllables, in the form of three lines, with 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively.  Some haiku may employ 10 - 14 syllables, but 17 is traditional.
  • The use of a season in the poem.
  • The use of a "cut word" or punctuation to set off and compare two images.

 

 

I am in the dark.

 

And cannot see very much –

 

No forest, just trees.

 



Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

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Comment balloon 14 commentsJay Markanich • December 10 2011 03:42AM

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Hi Jay,

O.K. And the answer is? I'm not into this type of stuff, so you will need to inform me a little.

Best. Clint Mckie 

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) over 7 years ago

No trees....just forest ?

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 7 years ago

Clint - I came out of an inspection way out in the country.  There was NO light!  So I made a play on the old "can't see the forest for the trees" line.

S&D - something like that!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 7 years ago

I was going to say is that where the old saying comes from but apparently not the case in this one.  I do look forward to these posts thanks

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 7 years ago

Great James, as do I enjoy learning new words!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 7 years ago

Jay, Haiku's are misunderstood by so many, I love that you have an explanation and a picture to go along with! Great post!

Posted by Peg Barcelo, The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC (Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369) over 7 years ago

It is the obtuseness of the Haiku that makes them what they are.  Another very nice one Jay.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 7 years ago

Are these all Jay Markanich originals?  Can we be expecting a compendium soon?

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Thanks Peg.  This is my 8th one.  And I have a few more in the wings.

This one is obtuse Charlie.  It's kind of see what you see and think what you think.

Chris - all original!  I think my compendium should be called    Jaytannica.  I'm sure the Encyclopedia Britannica people won't mind.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 7 years ago

Good evening Jay. Another great Haiku original Jay. Starting to be a Saturday favorite of mine. I even caught myself jotting down a few this week. lol

Posted by Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ) over 7 years ago

A great one!   I tried to take a picture tonight of the full moon through the trees, and it looked similar to your picture when I took it......   Dark ...  trees...

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Thanks Randy.  I thought the Redskin one was one of the best produced by mankind, but not everyone sees the humor!

Dags-ny - I have a thermal image of a cooling banana nut bread.  I will come up with a haiku just for you.

I thought the full moon was glorious last night!  Winter sky viewing is the best because the air is so clear and humidity free.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 7 years ago

I was first introduced to this wonderful form of writing early in life, 5 or 6th grade as I remember. Loved it then and I love it now. Didn’t realize you had a Haiku Saturday, I have to go read the others.

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) over 7 years ago

Thanks Sue.  Hope you enjoy them!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 7 years ago

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