This week in his ongoing series on haiku writing techniques Chevrefeuille of CDHK writes –
“A haiku must be fluid, it has to flow, but how can we bring that fluid, that flow into haiku? I think the only way to do that is being one with the scene, the moment, we have to describe in our haiku…
haiku is an impression, a surprise, but if we look at haiku that way and we have to bring movement into our haiku then we cannot be non-artificial, but still … This sounds like a koan, that Zen question that enlightens you as you find the unexpected answer, the unexpected deeper meaning and beauty of your haiku.
Most haiku can be seen/read as such a koan, because you describe a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water that touched you and gave you a kind of insight … or maybe a revelation.”