Haiku Poetry Day Saturday 17 April 2021

William_J_G Overington wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com
Tue Apr 13 11:49:25 CDT 2021


Are haiku poems written in any languages other than Japanese and 

It occurs to me that the 5-7-5 structure in one language may well not 
have a 5-7-5 structure if translated from one language to another.

Also, meaning could be lost. For example if the word 'Elles' in French 
in translated to 'They' in English, the translation may loose the 

Although not a haiku poem, my song lyrics about colourful fonts would 
lose some meaning in translation if 'Elles' were translated to 'They'.


I remember that one year this mailing list featured a haiku contest. I 
entered but did not win a prize. Perhaps there could be another haiku 
contest this year, though different in that all entries must be posted 
to this mailing list, then they would be archived and publicly 
available. Maybe it could be more of a festival than a contest, with 
original haiku in many languages that can be represented in Unicode.

Actually, I sent in fourteen entries and afterwards I placed them in the 
mailing list archives. I have searched but cannot find them yet.

Can one have haiku expressed in emoji?

William Overington

Tuesday 13 April 2021

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