The Art of High Coo (An Emerging Form of Short Poetry Similar to Haiku)
- June 29, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
“High Coo” is usually a not the correct spelling of the classic form. The classic form is usually spelled “haiku”. the idea is usually a Japanese poetry form that has a specific arrangement of syllables. “High Coo” is usually a play on This kind of word, as well as inside opinion of This kind of writer, an emerging style in as well as of itself.
I started out writing “High Coo” inside late 80’s as well as upon publishing them found which I was not alone in This kind of invention. I had been looking for an adequate “genre” label for what had become my blatant disregard for syllable count whilst writing short form poetry. Whether the idea be a fascination with fitting as much as possible into a tiny space (like packing the trunk of a car before a road trip), or the sheer joy of capturing something profound as well as vital in a very few words, This kind of type of poem continues to be my favorite.
Quite honestly, the idea is usually something which happens all by itself. What doesn’t, right? I will often crawl out of bed inside middle of the night just to scribble down a few words on the closest piece of paper. Call them mantras or a koan or whatever you will, they carry a particular power.
I can appreciate the discipline which comes with the syllable structure of traditional haiku, yet for me a clear understanding of something captured in a few words is usually what the idea is usually actually about. I say “syllable schmyllable” as well as practice the art of simplicity-in-language as well as honesty-of-experience without any strict form.
Whether the idea be by reflecting on something in nature, or by reflecting on something in my own experience, poems with just a few words in them can actually hit the spot. As a reader, I am always thankful for a poem which is usually digestible in length, as well as gets to the point. Long pretentious poems wear me out quickly.
The path to “enlightenment” or just feeling the best we can about life, must necessarily be by way of personal growth-traversing many moments where misunderstanding transforms into understanding. Haiku, “high coo” or any additional form of concise testament is usually often a chronicle of these transitions. There is usually a special beauty in recorded revelation, as well as the idea is usually often expressed concisely. Truth features a strange simplicity to the idea whether the idea is usually mine, yours or universal.
“High” (uplifting, aspiring) “Coo” (innocent, spontaneous muttering) is usually the perfect name due to This kind of type of poem. After thirty years of writing as well as scribbling, the idea is usually undeniably the art form which comes most natural to me. My guess is usually which the idea comes as natural to many others. Almost all of my poetry is usually This kind of short as well as would likely consequently fall into This kind of category of poetry.
Here are a few examples:
by the time you finish
creating your point
the idea will be the same
as everyone else’s
her dog smiled
even if she
couldn’t bring herself
High Coo Kerpoo
high coo kerpoo
big bang two
as well as the
nuclear arms race
is usually over
Contemplation Takes the Gold
do you think the idea’s possible
which staring at the ceiling
will ever become
an Olympic event?
I have found which reworking these natural pieces to fit a syllable-per-line strict form often robs them of their inherent value as well as organic unity. After all, This kind of haiku-ization can only be accomplished through a deliberate-de-liberate (not liberated) effort. Let’s face the idea; part of the joy of writing “high coo” is usually inside expression of irreverence for the traditional form. Most of what the Muses drop into my head has an angle which is usually very Zen-like in its joy as well as playfulness- laughter at the absurdity of the ideas which we fall prey to so easily.
The joy in This kind of witnessing of inspired arrangements (via Muses) is usually doubled by the prevailing amusement for over the process of personal growth (as in “How I could have previously thought otherwise?). Struck by the clarifying insight, as well as still giggling with delight over the freedom through one more mental shackle, the words still buzzing their narration drive me towards the nearest pen as well as paper.
On whose authority will This kind of form of poetry be officially recognized? Let’s wish the idea isn’t soon, because with the idea will come a homogenized design. the idea may then appear on cereal boxes, as well as advertising campaigns. Let’s enjoy its obscurity while we still can.