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Haiku enlightenment, part 2

WHR July 2002 A Haiku Path – Gabriel Rosenstock HAIKU ENLIGHTENMENT Part 2 GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK Dublin, Ireland   The Heraclitean truth. ‘You never step into the same river twice,’ is a truth lived each day by the haikuist, one that … Continue reading

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Haiku Lessons part 4 – Nature Exercise

March 2002 WHCschools – Hibiscus Petals: Nature Exercise WHCschools Traditional Western Haiku School Ferris Gilli, Hibiscus School Instructor On May 2, 2001, Mrs. Gilli presented the following Nature Exercise: Go out and sit on a log, stump, bench, swing, old … Continue reading

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How to Compose Haiku

August 2001 WHCschools –Traditional Japanese School Lesson 4: GUIDELINES: How to Compose Haiku Susumu Takiguchi, Instructor It was over four years ago that I wrote a list of “tips” for haiku composition under the title of Guidelines: How to Compose … Continue reading

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Haiku Lessons part 3

May 2001 Hibiscus Petals WHCschools Traditional Western Haiku School Ferris Gilli, Instructor Part III  Kukai Lesson: Allusion in Haiku Mark Brooks, an accomplished haiku poet and an editor of the new on-line journal, haijinx, was the Hibiscus School’s first guest speaker … Continue reading

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Haiku Lessons part 2

May 2001 Hibiscus Petals WHCschools Traditional Western Haiku School Ferris Gilli, Instructor Part II   Juxtaposition in Haiku Traditionally, a haiku is in two parts (components), combining two or more different topics, and most often presenting a pair of images that … Continue reading

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Haiku Lessons part 1

May 2001 Hibiscus Petals WHCschools Traditional Western Haiku School Ferris Gilli, Instructor Introduction:  The Hibiscus School of Western traditional haiku, which has been active since January 2001, offers poets a solid grounding in the basic guidelines for writing English haiku.  … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Translator, part 4

Vol 2-1, March 2002 Confessions of a Translator, Episode 4  From Translation to Creation David G. Lanoue Louisiana, USA Haiku in the world today is being written in Romanian, Serbian, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, English, Swedish, Hindi, Farsi, … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Haiku Translator 3

Vol 1-3, November 2001   WHCessay – David G. Lanoue Confessions of a Haiku Translator: Episode 3 A Little Help From My Friends David G. Lanoue Louisiana, USA In his novel, Snow Country (Yukiguni), Yasunari Kawabata’s protagonist, Mr. Shimamura, has … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Translator, part 2

Vol 1-2, August 2001 Confessions of a Translator, part 2 David G. Lanoue Louisiana, USA Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827) was one of the most prolific of Japan’s haiku poets, leaving thousands of one-breath masterpieces for the world to enjoy. Only a … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Translator, part 1

VOL 1, ISSUE 1 – MAY 2001 Confessions of a Translator, Part 1 David G. Lanou Introduction to David G. Lanoue David G. Lanoue is quickly becoming synonymous with Issa. His interactive website project, The Haiku of Kobayashi Issa, has … Continue reading

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