noun, plural hok·ku.Prosody.
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Origin of hokku
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Example sentences from the Web for hokku
The most attenuated form of all is the hokku (or haikai) which consists of only three lines, namely, 17 syllables.
He reformed the hokku, by introducing into everything he wrote a deep spiritual significance underlying the words.
The concluding hemistich, whereby the hokku becomes the tanka, is existent in the writer's mind, but never uttered.
The reader can now see for himself what the main object of the hokku poetry is, and what it achieved.
That is not to say, that, by taking the letter for the spirit, we should in any way strive to imitate the hokku form.