Haiku of the Day for February 2024 features Guest Editor Lisa Gerlits’ collection on the theme of “Short Ku”. This is what she has to say by way of introduction to this theme:
For this SHORT MONTH, I’ve got a batch of SHORT KU for you. I chose this theme because brevity doesn’t come naturally to me, and I wanted to explore how my favorite poets do it. Through the process of collecting poems, I discovered so many different ways of using words, space, sounds, and collective knowledge to present big ideas in a small package. My aim is to showcase this variety. Some are traditional, three line poems, complete with kigo and kireji. Some are more experimental. I hope to inspire readers to try new things and stretch our definitions. So, sit back and enjoy the ku. Don’t blink—you might miss one.