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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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Sunrise

  (Autumn) Sunrise; My very long shadow Walking in front. Sometimes the simplest things seem meaningful, like the lengthened shadow we see stretching ahead from our feet when walking westward on a morning in the beginning of autumn. As you … Continue reading

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GERANIUMS AND POVERTY

Today’s poem is by Wilfred Wilson Gibson (1878-1962), one of the “Georgian” poets — so called after the reign of King George V of England, who took the throne in 1910.  Five volumes — anthologies — of the Georgian poets … Continue reading

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It may be due to the Celtic side of my ancestry, but I have always been quite taken by “otherworldly” music — music that sounds somehow related to the mythic unseen world of the ancient British Isles.  Sometimes the connection … Continue reading

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HOKKU AND A BIT BEYOND

The three-line hokku is a very useful format for expressing Nature.  But now and then, there are experiences that we may wish to extend slightly. The following experience, for example, can be written in a longer or shorter form, with … Continue reading

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THE SUMMER BEAMING FORTH: JOHN CLARE’S “SONNET”

This morning I was reading through old summer poems in English — a rather disappointing experience, because most are so heavy-laden with personification that they fail to adequately express the season.  It is refreshing to turn from them to the … Continue reading

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