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FOREVER AUTUMN: THOMAS HARDY’S DURING WIND AND RAIN

Today we shall take a look at Thomas Hardy’s poem During Wind and Rain. It might be puzzling at first glance, but one quickly notices that the first five lines of each stanza depict a pleasant scene of middle-class family … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO WITH BUSH CLOVER

Some old Japanese hokku do not work very well in English because we are not familiar with all of the elements, for example in this autumn hokku by Sesshi: Oriori ya            amado ni     sawaru … Continue reading

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THE WIND OF AUTUMN

Sometimes I like to take an old hokku and modify it to make it fit an American environment: An abandoned house; The wind of autumn Over the bare floor.  This is a “harmony of similarity” hokku, in which we feel … Continue reading

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KNOWING WHEN TO BE SILENT

Edward Richard Burton Shanks wrote a poem titled “A Night-Piece” in the “Georgian” period of English poetry (1910-1936) — a work a bit overlong that ends with these words: Again . . . again! The faint sounds rise and fail. … Continue reading

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