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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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FITTING OUR LIVES TO HOKKU

It is a mistake to think that I present old hokku here simply to translate them into English.  My ultimate purpose in doing so is to teach readers how to write new and original hokku in English, and one of … Continue reading

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