First I form five words
Then a seven's and a five's
I got a haiku!
The limbic system. Yeah, that's where neurobiologists discovered our emotions are arranged intricately inside the brain.
There are theorists who profess that "cognitive activity—in the form of judgments, evaluations, or thoughts—is necessary for an emotion to occur." There are also several disciplinary approaches to study emotion.
But in this series, I'm concerned with 'commonplace' emotions, those feelings which we experience in our daily life. I found in haiku the ideal place to capture the superficial sense and smell.
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In high school, I was so weak in Mathematics. I've completely done away those complex trigonometry and quadratic equations, but have kept on counting numbers, with the hope that a little more understanding of this subject will reduce the regret. The regret for being too lousy when it comes to numbers and abstract formulas. Quite surprisingly, I have found that this habit of counting is so useful in composing haikus. When I'm not sure, I go to //rhymer.com and //howmanysyllables.com.
Another thing I link to haiku is errr not Basho... but the night. Yes, I mean the nighttime when the bed is earnestly waiting for me, when there is the usual 24x7 traffic at the busy Ring Road; and that's when I give my time to haikus and blogging. Otherwise I have a day-time job as a sub-editor at one of the major publishing vendors in South East Delhi.
Been living in this city for the last five years now. Originally I belong to Manipur, an incredibly beautiful state though torn apart by violence. That politics and insurgency thing. Well, thanks for spending your time here and hope you enjoy surfing-wilfing on this blog. Happy reading!
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Woods, rivers, mountains
I said I love for love's sake
Tarzan, they called me.
Welcome to the Piktru Haiku Project. Haiku. It's a traditional Japanese lyric verse form, usually having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables respectively. Find the best haiku taken out of a Manipuri on this blog.
March 16 2011
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