Category Archives: Vol 1-1 May 2001

A Personal Haiku Selection

May 2001 A Personal Haiku Selection James W. Hackett First, a salute to Mr. Takiguchi, our dynamic daimyo, for his ideals and dedication which have led to the establishment of the WHC and this Review. And I am grateful to … Continue reading

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A Personal Conclusion

May 2001 “A Personal Conclusion”  from “That Art Thou: A Way of Haiku” by James W. Hackett The first question one might well ask an aspiring poet is “Why do you want to write haiku poetry?” Some may not have … Continue reading

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James W. Hackett

May 2001 James W Hackett by Susumu Takiguchi Anyone can read R. H. Blyth. However, how many of them could meet the great man? Still more rarely, how many could become his disciple, and in a manner similar to the … Continue reading

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Nature in Haiku – What Nature?

May 2001 Nature in Haiku – What Nature? Susumu Takiguchi INTRODUCTION Nature has featured in any poetry of any tradition. Why is it, then, that Japanese poetry seems to have acquired a special attention paid to it in terms of … 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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Shiki Haiku Poems Contest

May 2001  Haiku News Announcement: Results: WORLD-WIDE WHC SHIKI HAIKU POEMS CONTEST   The World Haiku Club is pleased to announce the results of “World-wide Shiki Haiku Poems Contest” in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary (Japanese calendar) of the death … Continue reading

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Using Same Themes

May 2001 WHC Celebrations: “Using Same Themes” Centenary of the Death of Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) A Study of Shiki’s Haiku Poems (2) USING SAME THEMES by Susumu Takiguchi Horyuji no chaya ni ikoite kaki kueba kane ga naru nari Horyuji (Masaoka … Continue reading

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Using Numbers in Haiku

May 2001 WHC Celebrations: “Using Numbers in Haiku” Centenary of the Death of Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) A Study of Shiki’s Haiku Poems (1) USING NUMBERS IN HAIKU Susumu Takiguchi keito no ju-shi-go hon mo arinu beshi (Masaoka Shiki, at the Shiki-an … Continue reading

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