KOREAN TRIP:DAY 10 – GANGCHON RAIL PARK & HAIKU/SENRYU 142

KOREAN TRIP:DAY 10 – GANGCHON RAIL PARK & HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 142

Despite the sunny weather, it was quite breezy, and my hat was blown off. The first section was about 6 km , and took us an hour to pedal by feet. There were safe distances between each carriage, and there was a hand brake, if we needed an urgent stop. The more exciting part was the speed down the gradient, and entering dark tunnels with flashing lights sync with  loud Korean pop music, and out again in the open day light with beautiful sceneries of verdant hills, paddy fields, clear meandering river, and blue sky.

 

My haiku/senryu: echoes 141:

 

excite through tunnel

darkness and light co-exist

end of tunnel light

 

We paused at the transfer station for rest and toilet.  The  journey continued with a “romantic” train ride for 20 min.; not personal romance, but nostalgic romance with old train engine and deck.

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “KOREAN TRIP:DAY 10 – GANGCHON RAIL PARK & HAIKU/SENRYU 142

    1. wonkywizard Post author

      You are enjoying Haiku. Allow me to recommend “Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All” by Charlotte Digregorio. 5/7/5 was vowel sounds for the Japanese; Westerners turned into syllables. The Jap wrote more on seasonal and nature changes. We move more to human interaction, with nature in the background.

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      1. aussieian2011

        I have enjoyed learning Haiku, what I need to concentrate on is interpretation of the readers words, deciphering the picture he paints, and responding as such.

      2. wonkywizard Post author

        There are few words in a haiku than in other forms of poetry. Like Zen, it points directly to the situation, in a heart to heart interaction. It’s fun if one catches it, but it also offers interpretation. It’s fun to respond haiku to haiku; poetry to poetry. To date, I have written more than 150 haiku, though it was numbered 144. The number served to anchor the topic of the moment.

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