Category Archives: Vol 3-2 December 2003

Magical Two Days in Hirado Island

WHR December 2003 WHF in Kyushu 2003 – The Report MAGICAL TWO DAYS IN HIRADO ISLAND – A Haiku Meeting Susumu Takiguchi Oxford, UK World Haiku Festival in Kyushu 2003 25-26 October 2003, Hirado, Nagasaki-ken, Japan The first Englishman who … Continue reading

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Of Machines and Men

WHR December 2003 Karakuchi-Ronso -Spicy Haiku Polemics Of machines and men and Haiku machines and haiku taboos a two-part onlist essay Robert Gibson Centralia, Washington USA It bothers me to see the American Haiku Machine that grinds out the standardized … Continue reading

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The Use of “Sentence Fragments” in Contemporary Haibun

WHR December 2003 WHCessay – Jamie Edgecombe The Use of “Sentence Fragments” in Contemporary Haibun Jamie Edgecombe Sapporo, Japan A short time ago, there was an intriguing discussion on the WHChaibun mailing list concerning the nature of, and techniques, involved … Continue reading

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What Is a Syllable?

WHR December 2003 Kara-kuchi Ronso – Spicy Haiku Polemics   What Is a Syllable? Michael Dylan Welch Washington, USA The following poems have appeared in one of the two North American publications that promote the 5-7-5 syllable structure for haiku … Continue reading

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Journey To Oiso

December 2003 James W. Hackett – Japan 2002 Journey To Oiso and the home of R. H. Blyth James W. Hackett and Patricia Hackett The World Haiku Festival 2002 afforded James an opportunity to visit the home of his mentor, … Continue reading

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Editorial – Truth and Ego, the Two Awkward Entities

December 2003 Editorial TRUTH AND EGO – THE TWO AWKWARD ENTITIES shiya semashi sezu ya aramashi to omou koto wa ohkata sezu ga yoki nari (Kenko Yoshida c1283-post1350, Tsure-zure-gusa, “If one is not sure whether to do it or not … Continue reading

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Eight Poets and a Spectator

December 2003 Eight Poets and a Spectator, comments on Midsummer Madness The Renku Experience an’ya, Oregon, USA Upon being invited to participate in this renku group, I must admit that I hesitated because my only other attempt at renku was … Continue reading

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Midsummer Darkness, a Kasen Renku

December 2003 This is the third on-line English language renku in which I was able to assume full sabaki-ship. I thank all my renjyu for trusting me when they must have had whole lot of anxiety, perplexity and doubt, along, … Continue reading

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Basho and Breugel

VOLUME 3: ISSUE 2 DECEMBER 2003 WHF2003 Holland – Ion Codrescu BASHO AND BRUEGEL – Two Approaches to Nature Ion Codrescu Constantza, RO At first sight, it might seem surprising to make a connection between Basho and Bruegel. The former … Continue reading

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The Disjunctive Dragonfly

VOLUME 3: ISSUE 2 DECEMBER 2003 A World Map: Developments in Haiku The Disjunctive Dragonfly: A Study of Disjunctive Methodology in Contemporary English Haiku Richard Gilbert Kumamoto University Published by: Kumamoto Studies in English Language and Literature, 47 (Literary Society … Continue reading

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