17 November 2005

Haiku ??? pudhukavithaisssss

Haiku a form of poetry in Japanese, is not really the pudhukavithai form... It has lots of rules like 5-4-5 syllable units, a word expressing the season it represents etc... But its difficult if not impossible to follow them in Tamil, English,...and the season thing in India as it rains anytime and droughts are the norm. So we call anything thats rhyming and/or interesting as haiku which should be called as pudhukavithai actually.... But what is in the name as long as it serves its purpose.... interesting, time-pass, conveys some message, reveals interesting patterns of thought.

Let me try..... if you can't understand then just understand that its in a languange called Tamil but written using English script.

Nilavai thoda aasai pattaal thaan imayathaiyenum yetta mudiyumaam
athanaal thano thozh(l)i unnai virumbugiren,
oru ulagha azhagiyaavuthu kidaika maataalaa yenakku

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