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WHAT IS HAIKU?

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Following their success in 2013, Maeve O’Sullivan and Kim Richardson return to Carousel Writing Centre in the beautiful Dublin Mountains, for a two day workshop combining Haiku poetry with Mindfulness practices.

Wikipedia tells us that Haiku is…

…a short poem which uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature or the season intuitively linked to the human condition. It is a development of the Japanese haiku poetic form in the English language.

English haiku do not adhere to the strict syllable count found in Japanese haiku, and the typical length of haiku appearing in the main English-language journals is 10–14 syllables. Some haiku poets are concerned with their haiku being expressed in one breath and the extent to which their haiku focus on “showing” as opposed to “telling”.  Haiku uses an economy of words to paint a multi-tiered painting, without “telling all”. 

For mindfulness Wikipedia tells us that it is…

…the focusing of…

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