This is my Haiku for my folk tale, The Baker’s Daughter.
A hidden lady
A fouled assumptious daughter
A Haiku is a Japanese poetic form, traditionally containing 17 syllables with 3 lines long. The syllables are set out as 5-7-5.
Haiku poets focus on their Haiku’s “Showing” as opposed to “Telling”.
“The Haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of it’s subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of” Matsuo Basho.
Matsuo Basho was a famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. Recognised as the greatest master of Haiku he made ones such as these;
A Ball of snow
you make the fire
and I’ll show you something wonderful:
a big ball of snow!
A wild sea
A wild sea-
In the distance over Sado
The Milky Way