August 19, 2010

The Haiku Corner Turns 5-7-5...

Kudos and congratulations to the biggest little discussion group on the Tricycle Community: the Haiku Corner, mindfully minded by our great good friend Gary Gach. Very soon (if it hasn't already) the Haiku Corner's discussion will reach its 575th page (that's nearly 7,000 posts)! Gary tells me that 5-7-5 means something in haiku-speak—who knows.

You can visit the Tricycle Community here. You can go directly to the Haiku Corner here, but you need to be a member of the Tricycle Community in order to do that—it's easy to join, and free!

Or—contribute your own haiku right here!

Thanks again, Gary, and all the crazy wisdom haiku poets contributing to this dialogue! We're very happy you're spinning your sibilant syllables with us!

PS - Read about haiku master Bashō's last words and green beginnings here!

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jstucky's picture

Hey Gary--

Does anyone contribute to this any more? I have been out of it, but want to get back in....
.....miss your library visits too.
John Stucky

Emma Varvaloucas's picture

Hi John,

The Haiku Corner is still alive and well here: http://community.tricycle.com/group/tricyclecommunitypoetryclub/forum/to....

Cheers,
Emma V.
tricycle.com

teddy's picture

MR GARY BUDDA GACH YOU ARE DOING IT GREAT WORK HOW U FEEL ? LOVE teddy

Philip Ryan's picture

Dear Rehn, Gary, and everyone,

We live the Corner at Trike! And we'd like someday to see its wealth spill over into the magazine!

Rehn Kovacic's picture

Philip,

Thank you so much for administrating Haiku Corner. It is a wonderful home in cyberspace for all of us to share and learn. Many of us--I know I do--feel as if we are all friends. I've been a Tricycle reader almost from the beginning--I own every issue--and I believe that the on-line community to the best endeavor undertaken by Tricycle. Keep up the good work. And I wonder if you enjoy the Corner as much as we do?

Peace,
Rehn

teddy's picture

GARY GACH U R THE BEST OF THE BEST FROM- teddy.

agnes Sebille's picture

Merci so very beaucoup for this web site, it is a great gift to us.
To meet with my haiku sangha every morning is a blessing.

five, tell when it is
seven, now tell what it is
five again, tell where

With Gary's guidance, i have come a long, long way, thank you so much for maintaining this site.
Most sincerely indeed,
Agnes Sebille

will conway's picture

thanks for keeping a web master's eye on our little corner……5 7 5, both an old way, and up and coming, and 'sillybells' all converge in the empty space of virtual lives. many bright spirits bubble through, both tentative and outrightly blaring. it is small and large cause to celebrate the milestone of a numbered page of accumulation and popularity.
I am delighted to have the forum, play space and workshop combo. the feedback is infectious. the practice is mindful. the heart brims.

Stephey's picture

infinite thanks to tricycle for the Haiku corner and to gary gach for his time, insight and support in the pond encouraging much splashing about! i am new to the corner, just about two months now, but have found wonderful blooms of friendship and a true spirit of bodhicitta - making an energizing resting place from traveling the narrow road to the deep north calling within. i am grateful for such a tender space that encompasses all the seasons and flavors of life. i look at it as a great gift - for what better gift than the gift of expression?

gary gach's picture

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here's a post from the past, on 5 7 5 : http://bit.ly/d3Cdnd
( but in Japanese " haiku " is 3 syllables, not 2 : hai ee ku )

— for those just tuning in : haiku is a light sketch — of life breezing by ... often juxtaposing 2 separate images, for the reader to connect ...traditionally with a reference to the season ...

— — so intimate with life that just writing one is a razor-thin slice from the original experience ... wordless ...

for a fuller definition : http://bit.ly/9y58rC

gary gach's picture

thank you Tricycle:The Buddhist Review ( ! ) for opening this space up & to all its participants ( from Africa to Israel, India to America ... infinity & beyond ) past present future

      5 a m
already the day
      belongs to no one

as with the entire tricycleverse online, one can search ... & read the interesting discussion " 5 7 5 " ... for here i'll just mention
5 7 5 is a format for traditional haiku "syllables" ... much as i try to disabuse newbies of the idea, as counting syllables (sillybells) is a trap in which many lion has become ensnared ...

( ¿ do people wonder about what tricycle stands for ? — like is it for three yanas or for " training wheels " ... )

... rather than getting haiku itself : a way of study & practice ...

      autumn sun shining on each
      seventeen remaining leaves

nine bows

ggg

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