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.
The concluding hemistich, whereby the hokku becomes the tanka, is existent in the writer's mind, but never uttered.
He reformed the hokku, by introducing into everything he wrote a deep spiritual significance underlying the words.
It must always be understood that there is an implied continuation to every Japanese hokku.
That is not to say, that, by taking the letter for the spirit, we should in any way strive to imitate the hokku form.