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A BASIC REVIEW OF THE HOKKU FORM IN ENGLISH

  An English-language hokku is a verse of three lines, the middle line often — but not always — visually longer than the others. Chiy0-ni wrote a very effective spring hokku: Ebb tide; Everything picked up Is moving. Notice that: … Continue reading

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CRAB SUSPICIONS

Now back to spring…. Rofu wrote an interesting verse set in the spring: Ashiato wo    kani no ayashimu    shiohi kana Foot-step wo crab ‘s suspicion     ebb-tide kana If one wants a good, brief look at how … Continue reading

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EYES GROW WEARY

In the last posting, we looked at a verse by Issa, who tends to bring emotion into his hokku. Today we will look at something more objective on the same “spring” topic, “the long day.”  As we saw in Issa’s … Continue reading

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