My new poetic invention: The «EURO-KU»

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So this is the Euro-Ku

Well, a traditional Haiku it is not…
It is hybrid, like all of us in the Western World. We are perhaps not as deep or as spiritual as the Japanese who invented the original poem that we know as the “Haiku”.
Those are structured rigorously. They are short poems that speak of the impression caused by contemplation of nature or of daily life. They are written in three lines, the first containing five syllables, the second one seven and the third one five.
We were not put in the Western World to live as if we were Orientals. It’s impossible no matter how many Yoga classes we take or how much we engage in Tai-Chi or Qi-Gong. However, we do admire and learn from our brothers of the East. Then, our attempts at creating Haikus…which are a very powerful way to express ideas…should not reflect the values or literary traditions of that ancient culture.
On the contrary, it should reflect the Greco-Roman culture that has nourished us but not in its classical splendour, instead in its contemporary manifestation and colour. It should be filled with our present-day madness and our psychedelic-surrealistic paranoia.
The Euro-Ku will still be a poem limited to three verses, but there are no other rules, except that there should be some degrees of consistency as well as coherence in the purpose and the meaning, i.e. the words used and the message transmitted. Although it need not rhyme or flow, the words should be as easy to understand as the lyrics of a popular tune.

Here is Number One…

D U C K S

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The sky dips carefully, his index finger melts the ice,

and makes the waters warm and blue,

but fear keeps ducks on the cold white ice, as it does you…

C.2022, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, 22-02-2022, Valencia, Spain

16 Comentarios

    1. Thank you so much Beth!

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  1. Brad Osborne dice:

    Love your creation and your example. I will have to give this a try soon. Well done, my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much my friend!

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  2. equipsblog dice:

    I like the poem and respect all of the thought you have put into the concept of Euro-ku. Have a great day, Francisco.

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    1. Thank you so much Pat! Enjoy the week!

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      1. equipsblog dice:

        Wishing you the same.

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  3. jonicaggiano dice:

    This is so beautiful Francis. The poem with this image is gorgeous. Love it! Big hugs to you both, love Joni

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    1. Thank you so much Joni! All the best and a blessed day to you both!

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        My pleasure such an amazing idea. ❤️

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      2. Hope you join…

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