For me, one aspect of writing poetry, especially haiku, I try to entice word-play.
Word-play is in support of the poem. I avoid trying to seem a Clever Hans.
A: All poetry is word-play.
A: And, Yep.
Word-play, relating here, touches the following concepts and conveys them in a variety of ways. The playing remains in the background, is subdued, is a seasoning.
I think of examples of these.
1. Sound, etc.
Conveying a poem with a few syllables, lines and, a playful craft that reaches others where they are from where I am is humbling.
Word-play in haiku is craft but shies away from calling attention away from the poem.
06 November 2018