Category Archives: Lessons

A Tree, a haiku nature game

WHR March 2003    WHChaikujunior – Haiku Exercise Fun A Tree A Haiku Nature Game Karina Klesko (mom) and Samantha Klesko (daughter), age 4 Louisiana, USA “I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree” … Continue reading

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Reflections

March 2002 Reflections James W. Hackett In the 1950s and 60s it hardly seemed possible that haiku poetry would enjoy its current worldwide popularity. Those of us who pioneered the writing of haiku poetry in English were dedicated to acquiring … Continue reading

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Sonnet Techniques

December 2004 WHCMARLENEMOUNTAIN : Editors Marlene Mountain and Paul Conneally mountain sonnets 1 to 6 from ‘the jane connection’ based on a summary of techniques provided by Jane Reichhold from her book ‘Writing and Enjoying Haiku 1. The Technique of Comparison:‘something and … Continue reading

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The Tulip Exercise

2004 issue WHChaikumultimedia                                                                                                         exercise #3 7/15/03 Art-Haiku Illustrations: a haiku by Michael Dylan Welch Greetings all, Hope everyone has their cameras, digital filters, watercolor paper and brushes ready to roll! This should be a challenging and fun project. Please let … Continue reading

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WHC Thank You Tributes

July 2002   WHCschools – Hibiscus Petals – Thank-you Tributes WHC Thank You Haiku for Mrs. Ferris Gilli Instructor of Hibiscus Petals School 14/06/02 Triumph of Poetic Sincerity, Joint Learning, Civility and Friendship Dear Kuyu (haiku friend), Ferris, THANK YOU! … Continue reading

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Haiku Lesson 2 – When Juxtaposition Fails – the Space Between

July 2002 issue WHCschools – Hibiscus Petals School  Ferris Gilli, Instructor/Editor (US)  2 – Hibiscus – When Juxtaposition Fails: The Space Between Greetings, Hibiscus friends! new-car scent an eagle pair perches atop the cypress The form is good, and the … Continue reading

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Haiku Lessons 1 – Clutter and Credibility

July 2002 issue WHCschools – Hibiscus Petals School Ferris Gilli, Instructor/Editor (US) CLUTTER & CREDIBILITY – Trust between Reader and Poet CLUTTER CLUES One thing that helps us in our efforts to write simple, focused, uncluttered haiku is trust in … 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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Haiku Lessons : Kansho

November 2001 WHCschools – Hibiscus Petals Lessons Kansho Ferris Gilli, Instructor Peggy Willis Lyles, Guest Speaker In September 2001, Peggy Willis Lyles gave a special lesson for WHCschools Hibiscus Petals. Here, we share the students’ responses to Mrs. Lyles’ invitation … 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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