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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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FOG AND FALLEN LEAVES: NEW HOKKU, OLD PATTERNS

This is from my morning walk: The autumn morning; Fog and fallen leaves And wild geese crying.    Perhaps you noticed (it would be good if you did) that this — in its pattern — is much like that of the … Continue reading

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WHEN YOU ARE WARNED, YOU MUST LISTEN

A line from the 1983 surreal Dutch movie  The 4th Man (De vierde man) has remained in my head over the years, and it comes to mind repeatedly now when I read or watch the daily news.  The line is … Continue reading

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AUTUMN SUNLIGHT

The autumn sun; The chill when it goes Behind a tree. The sunlight of the shortening autumn days is so weak that in a shadow, the air is cold.  In that, we feel the weakening of the Yang active energy … Continue reading

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AUTUMN BEGINS: DUST AND RAIN

Autumn begins; Rain spatters the dust On the stones. We feel here the transition from the heat and dryness of summer ( seen in the dust on the stones) to the cool damp of autumn (the rain beginning to fall, … Continue reading

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Sunrise

  (Autumn) Sunrise; My very long shadow Walking in front. Sometimes the simplest things seem meaningful, like the lengthened shadow we see stretching ahead from our feet when walking westward on a morning in the beginning of autumn. As you … Continue reading

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HOKKU AND A BIT BEYOND

The three-line hokku is a very useful format for expressing Nature.  But now and then, there are experiences that we may wish to extend slightly. The following experience, for example, can be written in a longer or shorter form, with … Continue reading

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