Monthly Archives: September 2017

HOKKU MISCONCEPTIONS, HOKKU FACTS

  Anyone teaching hokku today is faced with the very pervasive and glaring misconceptions fostered by modern haiku enthusiasts about it over about the last half century.  Chief among them are these: 1.  The notion that Bashō, Taigi, Issa, and … Continue reading

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AUTUMN BEGINS: DUST AND RAIN

Autumn begins; Rain spatters the dust On the stones. We feel here the transition from the heat and dryness of summer ( seen in the dust on the stones) to the cool damp of autumn (the rain beginning to fall, … Continue reading

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AUTUMN BEGINS: TAIGI’S EVENING RAIN

  An autumn hokku by Taigi: Autumn begins; The evening shower has become A night of rain. We feel the change of the season in the change from a temporary shower to prolonged rain.  We also feel the autumn reflected … Continue reading

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