1. I have come to think

About you just like myself

I am me and you


  1. Cross cuts like two roads

Coming from different paths

Our intersections


  1. Do you think of me

Yet you have become my thought

As i see your face


  1. I bring you the stars

Pricked by rose thorns, my heart bleeds

Bringing your true dreams


  1. Flowery sunset

As we lay down in love’s arm

This golden moments


  1. Can we make the stars

They become like heart shapes

Pierced by cupid’s dart


  1. Ocean of passion

Shipwrecked and afloat love’s raft

Kiss me forever


  1. Awaiting the time

When we are sphered by love’s light

And melt into one


Written by Chisom Oji. Dedicated to Barbara pringle.


at first time, this poem was experimental, because my friend barbara showed me one on facebook, so i decide to write this one and dedicated it to her. well, ever since i came across haiku; which is a japanesse form of poetry, i know its not naija but please bear with me since it is an avenue for study, and you can also try to do one.

Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry typically characterised by three qualities:

The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.

Traditional haiku consist of 17 morae, in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 mora respectively. Any one of the three phrases may end with the kireji. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables this is incorrect as syllables and mora are not the same.

A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki an extensive but defined list of such words. The majority of kigo, but not all, are drawn from the natural world. This, combined with the origins of haiku in pre-industrial Japan, has led to the inaccurate impression that haiku are necessarily nature poems.

13 thoughts on “APPRECIATION – Haiku” by chisom oji (@chisom)

  1. Ha!
    Ok O°˚˚˚!

    1. i was just experimenting o!

  2. I know about Haikus but I dont think they are as complex as you have painted them here o. But then, its your call. I leave this to your people to read, poetry don tire me since!
    Good one bro.

  3. how so complex is this.

  4. Thanks for the lesson. I appreciate

  5. I like the poem… passionate.

  6. Nice…I read this as in an operatic view, yeah it’s short,that’s where the imagination fills in,lol

    Rather understandable to me that way. Simply lovely.

  7. .The poem is nice but the lecture tire me o…It just made haiku look harder though….Welldone…$ß.

  8. The poem sounded simple and nice but when I read your explanation below I decided that I would never want to write a haiku…the thing be like writing WAEC exam!

  9. With the way you explained, i think you must have done some serious work there, though i doubt that because the poem flowed seamlessly. i loved it

  10. Good job!
    Hakuna matata,
    I like Haiku.

  11. Abeg who be dis Barbara Pringle o_O?

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