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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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HOKKU MISCONCEPTIONS, HOKKU FACTS

  Anyone teaching hokku today is faced with the very pervasive and glaring misconceptions fostered by modern haiku enthusiasts about it over about the last half century.  Chief among them are these: 1.  The notion that Bashō, Taigi, Issa, and … 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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AUTUMN BEGINS: TAIGI’S EVENING RAIN

  An autumn hokku by Taigi: Autumn begins; The evening shower has become A night of rain. We feel the change of the season in the change from a temporary shower to prolonged rain.  We also feel the autumn reflected … 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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THE SUMMER BEAMING FORTH: JOHN CLARE’S “SONNET”

This morning I was reading through old summer poems in English — a rather disappointing experience, because most are so heavy-laden with personification that they fail to adequately express the season.  It is refreshing to turn from them to the … Continue reading

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