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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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COLD RAIN; AN AUTUMN HOKKU

It is pouring rain here, and having just come in out of it, here is a simple hokku expressive of the day: (Autumn) Cold rain; A solitary crow Stalks among the puddles. Nothing profound there, just a wet happening on … Continue reading

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INCREASING YIN: THE LIGHT GOES OUT

I often mention that Shiki, who is generally considered (inaccurately) the founder of the modern haiku movement, just continued to write hokku, for the most part, though he called them “haiku.” Not only were his verses hokku in form, they … Continue reading

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AUTUMN: RETURNING TO THE ROOT

The Autumn Solstice has passed. That means the days are growing shorter, the nights longer. In my recent discussion of the hokku Wheel of the Year, I emphasized how very important the seasons are to hokku. It is a new … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO WITH BUSH CLOVER

Some old Japanese hokku do not work very well in English because we are not familiar with all of the elements, for example in this autumn hokku by Sesshi: Oriori ya            amado ni     sawaru … Continue reading

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THE ROAD GOES EVER ON: AUTUMN AND JOURNEYING

I have always had the feeling, when autumn has arrived, that it is time to begin reading Tolkien’s works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  And that in spite of the fact that the first book in the … Continue reading

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