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UNTANGLING THE CONFUSING OF HOKKU WITH HAIKU

From time to time I like to remind readers that the careless use of the term “haiku” to describe what historically is really hokku is not only anachronistic but also inaccurate and confusing.  Here is a slightly modified earlier article … Continue reading

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THE STRANGE TALE OF HOW AN EXCELLENT REVIEW BECAME A SCATHING REVIEW

Some of you, in looking about on the Internet,  may have come across search topic headings like these: MH Book Review—David Coomler‘s HOKKU – Welcome to ModernHaiku http://www.modernhaiku.org/bookreviews/coomler2003.html Hokku: Writing Traditional Haiku in English: The Gift to be Simple, by David Coomler(Springfield, Ill … Review … Continue reading

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A QUICK LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF HOKKU

Hokku is an art of spiritual poverty, of simplicity, and of transience.  Because its one and only subject is Nature and the place of humans within and as a part of Nature, it keeps as close to Nature as possible. … Continue reading

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