Tag Archives: Halloween

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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HALLOWEEN

Well, tonight being HALLOWEEN — Samhain — the ancient beginning of winter, I have my pumpkin carved, lit, and ready to ward off any evil spirits or wicked witches that may be abroad tonight: Somehow its face reminds me of … Continue reading

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MOVING TOWARD HALLOWEEN

Autumn’s end; The west wind fills With falling leaves. Soon we shall be at the end of October, and with it comes Halloween, with its more ancient name Samhain, pronounced SAH-win. We all know about the traditional association of Halloween … Continue reading

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM KOBAYASHI ISSA

Issa wrote: Withered pampas grass; “Now once there was an old witch….” That verse does not come off quite the same in English, because of the term “pampas grass” that we must use for what Issa knew as susuki — … Continue reading

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SOMETHING FOR HALLOWEEN

Dear readers, Halloween is near, and with it comes the end of autumn by the old calendar.  I was working today on readying one of my books for (I hope) eventual availability as an inexpensive e-book.  I happened to be … Continue reading

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COLD RAIN

I hope many of you paid close attention to the recent articles here about the hokku calendar.  Here is where we are now as we move toward autumn’s end: Autumn: Begins with Lammas (Harvest Home — Lughnasa), August 1.  1st … Continue reading

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IT’S STILL THE SAME OLD STORY

Yesterday I discussed three “Western” calendar systems relevant to hokku — the traditional calendar, the meteorological calendar, and the “natural” calendar.  The first is astronomical, and depends on the relationship between the sun and the earth; the second shows us … Continue reading

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