Remember Shirish Pai from the old Balbharati books? Well, apart from being the daughter of legendary Pra. Kay. Atre, she is a noted Haiku writer in Marathi. Basically a Japanese form of poetry, Haiku is now a world famous form of expressing one's daily experiences in minimum of words. One example of Haiku in Marathi which comes instantly to my mind is-
-this, we treated as a joke. But it is a very beautiful piece of Haiku.
What I like about Haiku is its simplicity. Three lines, 9- 10 words, a daily experience (or anything)- and a Haiku is ready. You need not be a great poet like Kusumagraj and write-
'ghevun pisara prakashacha,
Khodit basala kalokhavar,
Man, not for me! I can't be that great. It needs a genius in you. But yeah, I can write-
Uthlo cholat dole'
Now you see. This is a poetry form of a common man. Genius not needed. So simple, so easy.
Here, are some good links if you want to dig deep...
I am also planning to write some Haiku's on my own. Your contributions are welcome.