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haiku

KARPELES MUSEUM JACKSONVILLE

MARCH 5, 2001 - APRIL 25,2001
         

One Word Changes Everything

Haiku, like many Japanese artforms, is subtle and compact. Haiku is a verse form that is traditionally limited to seventeen syllables and three lines. Often poets refer to the season or change a famous haiku slightly to express complex ideas in simple language. When haiku are freed from the two-dimensional constraints of scroll or book, it is possible for a new poem to hold a memory of its origin. Each basket holds the last word of a new poem inspired by a famous haiku. The reverse, hidden side is the last word from its celebrated parent. Because of differences in language, like the Beat Poets before me, these haiku do not strictly conform to the syllable count but rather the playful spirit of the form. The literal translation of haiku is "play verse." Click on title to see detailed images.

       

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