D’s Poetry

D’s Poetry : Haiku 8 : Saijiki

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discover the function and use of a Saijiki in writing Haiku. “Paths cross to the Grave,The Smile is his born of EarthThe midnight sky cracks” Divvya Nirula What is a Saijiki? As we know, kigo is the word in Haiku […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 7 : The Kigo

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discover the role of a kigo in a Haiku. “Purpose Fades, Blood blueThe Wind sings a song of Life,The Ambulance Stops!” Divvya Nirula What is a Kigo? In a Haiku poem, the kigo refers to the word that indicates the […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 6 : Hokku

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discover Hokku, predecessor of the Haiku. “I am in disgrace,Having fallen from heaven,But God on Earth waits.” Divvya Nirula Hokku in 17th Century Japan Prior to the 17th century, Haiku were not considered poetry. These short 3 lined verses were […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 5 : History of Haiku

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discover the rich history of Haiku. “Bright as our eye-sight,The ship sets sail for afar,The rocks wait for wrecks.” Divvya Nirula The History of Haiku Once I discovered the Haiku in 7th grade, there was no turning back. I spent […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 4 : Matsuo Bashō

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we learn about the life of prominent Haiku poet, Matsuo Bashō. “The gentle breeze sings,For the men seeding our kin,Hands tied money found” Divvya Nirula The Life of Matsuo Bashō Bashō was born in 1644 in the Iga Province of Japan, […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 3 : Haiku & Imagery

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we explore how words evoke strong imagery through Haiku. “With folded hands near,The songs of the heart are clear,Death transcends all here.” Divvya Nirula Haiku & Imagery It is true that most poetry conjures up an image in the mind of […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 2 : Minimalist Poetry

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we explore Minimalism & Haiku. And consider other minimalist structures of poetry. “The strength of two found,Fire makes them only stronger,Cracked hard they nourish.” Divvya Nirula Minimalist Poetry : Doha Even before I discovered Haiku – I understood what minimalist poetry […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 1 : My Haiku Journey

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as I explore my Haiku Journey. “Singularity,Breached all of humanity.Androids now don’t sleep”. Divvya Nirula My Haiku Journey The first time I came across Haiku was in 7th grade. My English teacher, Mrs. Maria, from Vasant Valley school in New Delhi introduced […]
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