Haiku Education workshop for young students


Islamabad—The three-day Haiku education workshop concluded here Thursday after teaching the art of Haiku poetry to young students at National University of Modern Languages (NUML).
The workshop was arranged by the Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Pakistan Haiku Society and NUML to teach the art of Haiku poetry writing in Urdu to the young students of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Prominent Pakistani Haiku poets Ali Yasir and Ali Muhammad Farshi conducted the haiku training workshop while the Embassy of Japan has been holding Haiku Education Workshop for the last couple of years in collaboration with the Pakistan Haiku Society (PHS).
This year more than 50 students from different colleges and universities of the twin cities participated in the workshop.
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that dates back to the 17th century. Haiku is the most precise, compact and condensed poetry originating in Japan. Haiku is defined as an unrhymed verse, written in 5-7-5 syllabic form, usually in three lines.
Its subjects are predominantly nature and life experiences. Haiku, one of the most important forms of traditional Japanese poetry, still remains popular in modern Japan, and in recent years its popularity has also spread to many countries including Pakistan. Many poets in Pakistan today practice this compact yet profound and evocative form of expression that leaves a lot of room for interpretation and subtlety.—APP

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