by Brendan McGuinness Stout
Everyday, we fail to recognize or miss (dismiss) the vignettes of life that are most important. For me, writing Haiku helps to provide a focused examination of life – of mine and those around me – and of the world we live in.
The act of sharing Haiku, a key aspect to its purpose, provides insight to daily experiences that may otherwise go unnoticed. The reader is given a brand new perspective, hopefully enriching their lives.
The simplicity of Haiku poetry is deceptive. Seemingly innocuous events or thoughts may in fact, after examination, reveal a deeper truth, possibly changing a persons perceptions and actions. In this respect, Haiku can be a powerful medium for change.
My poetry is comprised of four individual Haiku poems strung together creating what may be considered “modified" Renga. The form specification calls for each Haiku poem to reference a “Kigo”, or season, and the seasons must follow in order from the first Haiku poem. I hope that my poetry enriches the lives of those who read it by shedding light on those little miracles that happen in everyday life.