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Personal favorites from my gallery
Comments, features, awards, and publications for which I am deeply grateful.
Daily Deviation - 2016-12-19
Stopping By featured by brennennn
HugQueen regarding Renewed:
With an elegant crispness, Renewed by saiun, captures the beauty of the moon rising.
Daily Deviation - 2015-11-09
Featured by HugQueen
Young Love featured by prettyflour
Calligraphy Featured by introverted-ghost
Young Love Featured by hopeburnsblue
AyeAye12 regarding Giant Octopus. Hurry!:
An unconventional haiku, yet still successful in capturing the beauty of the ordinary.
Daily Literature Recognition - 2015-06-15
Suggested by AyeAye12
somethingzenzen regarding Freedom:
I really like this, Sean. It reminds me, as many of your haiku do, of Issa. (I totally see him writing something like this were he alive today.)
We Once Danced Featured by hopeburnsblue
Deja Vu Redux Featured by wordeea
RedDragonfly regarding Eons of Ions:
A beautiful vision of the slow passage of glacial ice under the ephemeral aurora borealis.
Honorable Mention in the 2015 January Renga Tree hosted by the-haiku-club
Summer Is Coming and Muggy Summer Eve Featured by RageOfFluffy
ikazon regarding One Last Star:
A great capture of a moment within a tanka, enjoy One Last Star by saiun.
Daily Deviation - 2011-12-27
Featured by ikazon
2011-06-18: A few of my poems (Corralling Crayfish, Under the Eave, and One Last Star) were published in the 2011 issue of A Sharp Piece Of Awesome thanks to KizukuDawn.
MimozaBlooming regarding Eastern Poetry Forms:
Eastern Poetry Forms by saiun is basically a compilation of links that the-haiku-club has put together on available Eastern Poetry forms - it is a super handy reference, and should be more readily available to all. Typically, this list is maintained in the-haiku-club's journal (the link to which is available in the deviation comments) - but saiun was lovely enough to submit it as a deviation so it can be collected and thus easily found.
Daily Deviation - 2011-05-14
Suggested by MimozaBlooming
Featured by FantasyStock
fllnthblnk regarding Corralling Crayfish:
Corralling Crayfish by saiun is a lively piece of tanka prose, evoking the nostalgia of childhood through contrasting imagery.
Daily Deviation - 2010-12-02
Suggested by fllnthblnk
Featured by GaioumonBatou
namenotrequired regarding Twilight Tryst:
A brilliant haiku which uses classic metaphors to create beautiful imagery... the alliteration helps creating a mood that fits the imagery very well. A beautiful poem overall.
Daily Literature Deviation - 2010-10-24
Suggested by namenotrequired
Featured by the-photographicpoet
TheBrassGlass regarding December 2009 Poetry Journal:
This deviant has a great idea here. These delightful little tidbits are poems in their own right, but they could also be fodder for longer, more finished work. It just goes to show how important it is for poets to keep things like this somewhere.
Daily Literature Deviation - 2010-01-02</b>
Featured by TheBrassGlass
Iscariot-Priest regarding Haikuthon July 2009:
Haikuthon July 2009 by saiun displays this Haiku poet's sensitivity to capturing a moment's fleeting nature. From birds' politics, cicada karaoke, to describing cloud cover as a "dalmatian sky," this collection made over last month's Haikuthon will surely satisfy all you fans of this poignant form.
Daily Deviation - 2009-08-05
Suggested by Iscariot-Priest
Featured by fllnthblnk
ColonelFitz regarding No Stars Tonight:
Daily Literature Deviation - 2009-05-03
Featured by ColonelFitz
keen regarding Nimble Barn-Swallow:
Someone tell me where this deviant has gone…? This haiku, Nimble Barn-Swallow, captures the essence of the haiku form. Visit its zen master, saiun, and see more of the same…
Daily Deviation - 2003-04-20
Selected by keen
Featured by keen
skyOrange regarding Solitary Blackbird:
There are a lot of poems in the haiku section here at DA. But only a few capture the truth of the form as it was meant to be -- simple, concrete, elegant. Virtually everything that saiun has posted since joining would fall nicely under that heading, and with good reason; he's studied the masters. Read all of his work, but start with Solitary Blackbird.
Daily Deviation - 2002-07-31
Selected by skyOrange
Featured by skyOrange
The Way of Haiku
The sun shines, snow falls, mountains rise and valleys sink, night deepens and pales into day, but it is only very seldom that we attend to such things. . . . When we are grasping the inexpressible meaning of these things, this is life, this is living. To do this twenty-four hours a day is the Way of Haiku. It is having life more abundantly.
- R. H. Blyth
Feel free to come in and take a look around. Take off your shoes and make yourself comfortable! Glance over a brief history of haiku, or perhaps take a look at a few of the more important haiku poets and some of their work. If the muse strikes, read a bit about what makes haiku tick. You'll also find links to other sites where you can learn more about haiku, and to haiku communities where you can find others interested in the art.
If you take anything away from your visit here, remember to pay attention to the world around you. There are a lot of wonderful experiences passing right under your nose every day.