The origin of the haiku poem
goes back hundreds and maybe thousands of years to Japan. Unconventionally, Poet Kevin R.
Fish, a haiku specialist, affixes titles to each of his works.|
of haiku is entitled properly.
Using personification, imagery, some
onomatopoeia, etc., Mr. Fish intertwines
nature with itself, other animate and
inanimate things, and mankind. The specific roles most animals and plants portray in
nature are depicted with a poetic "twist" in the final five syllables. The poet's sharp
eye sees and understands the behavior of animals, plants and humans, and he expresses
this understanding to us through the precise diction of his poetry.
the poetic tools available for his use, imagery is his
I particularly enjoyed reading "Ancient Reptilian
Football," "Natural Freedom," "Overconfident Cat," "The Stinger," "Ride'em Cowboy!"
Crisis," "The Eclipse," "The Bees," "Fools Gold," "Tallness vs. Tallness,"
"Natural Change In Leadership," "The Prowler," and "Hard Hiding Place."