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Winter Haiku

Summer solstice reading:Liz Howard, “Archaeology”The Capillano Review I enter your book and someone laughsA pile of sentences to bring in for the winter Winter solstice reading: After Luke Bedford: icy fogransackingcampgrounds Lines from THE FOG by Luke Bradford icy fog … Continue reading

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Cercis canadensis

View of our Eastern Redbud in its fall beauty. A friend reminded me of the joyful colour of the redbud in the fall. It is truly magnificent in the spring with its bloom of tiny pink flowers along the branches … Continue reading

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The Right Not to Be Linked

Saw this today at Haiku Bandit Society (and crafted a very haiku-like comment limited to 256 characters) https://haikubanditsociety.blogspot.com/2020/04/vestager-its-not-choice-between.html I hereby link via blog entry to CBC interview with privacy rights expert Brenda McPhail https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/contact-tracing-for-covid-19-risks-erasing-civil-liberties-says-expert-1.5532117 Comparing Canadian and European situations I … Continue reading

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Three Sparks and a Flare

This haiku derives some of its poignancy from its being a death poem. Chine-jo was a pupil of Bashō. As one collects and reads the various English versions, the mention of the kinship with the firefly comes and goes but … Continue reading

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Intersection of Temporalities

To the writing belongs one time series. In Wabi Sabi, a book by Mark Reibstein with art by Ed Young, there “are Japanese haiku that appear decoratively throughout the book.” They are also gathered at the end with transliterations and … Continue reading

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Purrfect Pun

In the age of cat videos, one comes across an apt little bit of verse from John S. Crosbie in Crosbie’s Book of Punned Haiku. (New York: Workman Publishing, 1979). There is nothing worse Than poems about cute cats It … Continue reading

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After Yates

Our version, not quite accepting the syllable count … Porcupine dying Tobacco accepting Quill decorating She prefaces a number of poems To a non-native that cosmic precedent, haikai, offers a medium through which to imagine and attempt to express the … Continue reading

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The Print, The Step

Two lines from #121 in Daryl Hine &: A Serial Poem […] As if each moment were a monument […] Not every happening qualifies as an event. Two lines that bring to mind for me the subtle art of Jeff … Continue reading

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Disappearing Act

Got you covered. All day long wearing a hat that wasn’t on my head. Jack Kerouac American Haikus And so for day 1806 23.11.2011

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Found Haiku

Lifted from its sequence, punctuation adjusted [dropping a comma after “melons”] heat fattened melons guard a standing hoe George C. Miller. Ladders to high places (Toronto: Cló Chluain Tairbh, 1962) And so for day 1682 22.07.2011

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