Tag Archives: seasons

WINTER BEGINS

Winter begins; The last leaves fall Into the rushing river. Yes, according to the old Hokku Calendar, winter has begun.  Where I live, it is time for the first frosts to begin — though this November that has not happened … Continue reading

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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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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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