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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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Chopping and Tossing

Mollie Katzen. The Enchanted Broccoli Forest “Improvisation Notes” Cooking is a very personal statement, whether you follow a recipe, vary it, or invent your own altogether. The same recipe made by different people on different days and in different kitchens … Continue reading

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Blossoms Scattered, Eyes Scratched

The 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology has a selection from nominated poet Fanny Howe. Her On the Ground which I continuously misquote as Open Ground by some concatenation with Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996 of Seamus Heaney. In any event … Continue reading

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Again After Basho

My earlier glonk noise on Basho’s famous frog-pond poem has some twins composed in 2001 and here reproduced for your aural pleasure: I pond, old old pond frog leaping in in ripple sound II rippling sounds from frog splash a … Continue reading

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Tracking Pips

This haiku smashed watermelon punctuating long last notes oak galls & crickets went through many permutations: oak galls & crickets long last notes of a summer passing past crushed watermelon oak galls & crickets long last notes of a summer … Continue reading

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Tree Destiny (winter haiku)

A rift on a line from Matthew 7:17-20 and pondering the fate of being consigned to the fire pan dendron agathon the parable of every good tree ends in dry crackle of winter Parable improbable. Haiku for winter thoughts. And … Continue reading

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Hankering (summer haiku)

In February, in this part of the world, the light has returned but the warmth remains remote. It is perhaps no wonder that the summer-themed haiku are written during the cold of winter. Gazing out the window upon the skeletal … Continue reading

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Of Sounds and Languages

Torill Mortensen in a Wednesday, January 25, 2006 entry “Returning Home” on the blog thinking with my fingers writes I feel homesick for a language that touches me in a different manner, a longing towards harsh consonants, clear vowels and … Continue reading

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Spring haiku

one ice-rival pearl precocious snowdrop snout sniffing light’s return And so for day 115 08.04.2007

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kennings in haiku

fierce hand knows no ire at the end of a taut line tugs wind riding kite and so for day 70 22.02.07

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