"Under the Sakura Tree"
© 2011 by A. Dameron
Here is the cover to my upcoming haiku poetry collection, "Under the Sakura Tree". Sakura is the Japanese word for cherry blossom. The tree and its flowers represent hardiness, beauty and grace. Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry. Although there are many variations of it, one of the most common (and familiar to Westerners) is the three line, five-seven-five syllable form. Five syllable for the first line, seven for the second, and five for the third.
Haiku is a form of waka (Japanese poetry).
Choka is a poem with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and alternates 5-7 until the last three lines, which are 5-7-7.
Tanka is another form of waka, with the pattern 5-7-5-7-7.
Targeted date of release:first week of September 2011.