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WINTER VACANCY

We have seen a version of this hokku by Issa before: Snow falling; A “House for Rent” sign That wasn’t there yesterday. There is something rather Dickensian about this.  People don’t like to move in winter — and particularly not … Continue reading

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THE LAST OF HOKKU HERE?

I have long made no secret of the fact that in my view, the hokku tradition of Japan was greatly distorted when it was introduced to the West as “haiku.”  Instead of paying attention to R. H. Blyth, Westerners instead … Continue reading

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