Monthly Archives: June 2016

WHITE ON WHITE: A HOKKU BY KYOROKU

Today is that very ancient holiday Midsummer’s Day — the Summer Solstice.  It is the day when the sun reachest its highest point in its yearly arc across the sky, and it is the longest day of the year.  After … Continue reading

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CLOUD SHADOWS

A hokku by Kyoroku: A cool breeze; Cloud shadows passing Over the green fields. This rather reminds one of a scene from a Hayao Miyazaki animated feature, with the wind blowing the grasses in waves. Where I live, this would … Continue reading

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THE FLAG: A HOKKU

From this hokku it should not be hard to guess today’s weather where I am: (Summer) The flag Hangs limp on its pole; The heat!   David

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