Tag Archives: autumn

CHORA’S RISING MOON

A hokku by Chora: (Autumn) A windstorm; Rising from the grasses — Tonight’s moon. We could also present it like this: Rising From the windblown grasses — Tonight’s moon. Notice what a strong sensory impression is made by this hokku:  … Continue reading

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SAFFLOWER DEW

In traditional hokku, dew was a subject for autumn.  The female writer Chiyo-ni wrote: (Autumn) Spilt, It is only water; Safflower dew. It looks one way when on the colorful safflower blossom with its “cosmetic” reputation, but when it spills … Continue reading

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ISSA’S PINE TREE

As regular readers here know, I am not a big fan of the verses of Issa, but there are a few worthwhile examples among them.  Here is one: (Autumn) The pine I planted Has also become old. The autumn evening. … Continue reading

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ON TO AUTUMN

About a week ago, we reached and passed Harvest Home — Lughnasa[dh] by its old Celtic name.  Harvest Home, the holiday which takes place on August 1, marks the beginning of Autumn.  And Autumn begins at approximately the same time … Continue reading

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ENDINGS

A crow alights In blowing leaves; Autumn’s end. David

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A POOR WAYFARING STRANGER

The autumn chill; Every place I live in Belongs to another. We have entered the time for autumn hokku.  Autumn is when Nature withers, and the energies of life go inward.  It is also a time of migration for birds … Continue reading

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HOKKU: CREATE THE RIGHT CONDITIONS

In the previous posting, I wrote that the poetic-aesthetic experience created in the mind on reading a hokku is involuntary; it just happens, because the hokku has created the right conditions for it to happen. To better understand this, let’s … Continue reading

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