Carpe Diem #941 Heart
The haiku writing technique of today is Creating New Words
tanabata no awanu kokero ya uchuten
for the Star Festival*
even when hearts cannot meet
© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)
In the above haiku by Basho we find a “new created word” by him. This “new word” is ‘uchuten’. It’s a compound word made by Basho incorporating “rain in the middle of heaven” and ecstasy.
In the words of Kristjaan , ” …one finds out, even in a language as rich as English, that there are not enough words to explain or name everything. The writer / poet must either find images for these unnamed states of being or make up a new word.”
Following the path of the master , Basho ; here is my attempt to create a few new words .
stanga after stanga read
byeku’s of winter .
© milan rajkumar