Haiku Poetry Day Saturday 17 April 2021

Julian Bradfield junicode at jcbradfield.org
Tue Apr 13 14:19:17 CDT 2021

On 2021-04-13, William_J_G Overington via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/haiku-poetry-day/
> Are haiku poems written in any languages other than Japanese and 
> English?
> 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 
> meaning.

I have a friend who sometimes writes quadrilingual haikus: the same
sentiment expressed in haiku form in each of French, German, English
and Quenya.
Like all translation, there are choices that can be made.

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