The article describes how and why poetry is important for all writers no matter what they write.
Poetry is important for all writers as it encourages people to learn to structure their work while focusing on the exquisiteness of the natural world around them. Haiku poets are no exception as they practice the art of embracing the environment while following a strict set of rules to produce fine work. Writers such as Josie Arnold suggest that nature is the key subject as though the Japanese people have a deep, passionate love for their country and everything about it.1 Haiku poetry provides the reader with a sense of peacefulness as they appreciate the gentle flow of the words as they drift across the page effortlessly for everyone to enjoy. Other writers can learn to structure their work in such a way that their words also float gently along the blank page making them easy to read. I find that my own work becomes more relaxed particularly when I adopt a specific structure whether I am writing a poem, a short story, an article or my first novel.
Haiku poetry expresses both implicit and explicit messages that bridges the cultural divide as the international community acknowledges their importance. Aldo Nemesio suggests that readers can appreciate literature whether it is from their own or someone else’s culture.2 Haiku poetry teaches writers to adapt to the various writing styles while focusing on the structure of their work. It shows you that the best piece of writing is often simplest and the most breathtaking work imaginable. I would never have said that the mechanics of a story or poem could make it speak to the human world; however, since studying this course I realise that it does.
Writers can weave their heart and soul into their work as they shape it as a sculptor molds his or her creation to produce the perfect image. Writers live through their work as it becomes their baby that have to let grow and develop into a mature work. Precision is essential for all writers as they experiment with words and sentences to achieve the plot or message that they wish to convey to their intended audience. Haiku poetry teaches other writers to produce work that the reader can analyse and interpret texts making him or her an active participant in the literary process.
Arnold, Josie LPW600 Reading and Writing: Lecture 8 International Writing Part 1: Writing Out of Japan; Writing Out of America, Australia, Swinburne University of Technology, 2010.
Nemesio, Aldo The Comparative Method and the Study of Literature, at Link 1: http://www.docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/ Accessed at 6 August 2011.