Monthly Archives: October 2017

AUTUMN GUSTS

Autumn gusts; Leaves blow along with me As I walk. It is a very windy morning here on the day before Halloween. As you know, Halloween is the ending of autumn and the beginning of winter in the Hokku Calendar.  … Continue reading

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FOG AND FALLEN LEAVES: NEW HOKKU, OLD PATTERNS

This is from my morning walk: The autumn morning; Fog and fallen leaves And wild geese crying.    Perhaps you noticed (it would be good if you did) that this — in its pattern — is much like that of the … Continue reading

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THE STATE OF JAPANESE HOKKU IN 1907

In 1907 an English-language article about the hokku appeared in — of all places — The Reformed Church Review, published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  It was written by a Japanese — Professor J. K. Maeda — apparently a teacher at the … Continue reading

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WHEN YOU ARE WARNED, YOU MUST LISTEN

A line from the 1983 surreal Dutch movie  The 4th Man (De vierde man) has remained in my head over the years, and it comes to mind repeatedly now when I read or watch the daily news.  The line is … Continue reading

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AUTUMN SUNLIGHT

The autumn sun; The chill when it goes Behind a tree. The sunlight of the shortening autumn days is so weak that in a shadow, the air is cold.  In that, we feel the weakening of the Yang active energy … Continue reading

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