Category Archives: Vol 5-1 August 2005

Senryu – Editors choice

Volume 5 Issue 1 – 2005 WHCSENRYU Susumu Takiguchi, UK Editor Editor’s Welcome There is a special ‘laboratory’ at the World Haiku Club where a new experiment has been pursued on the subject of the so-called senryu. The ‘laboratory’ is located … Continue reading

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Senryu Selections

August 2005 WHCsenryu…… SENRYU SELECTIONS: BEST.TEN Selected by Susumu Takiguchi, UK (in no particular order) 1 your fourth phone call canceling our get-together— I got the message Elizabeth Fanto, US 2 Jimu gayoi jitensha koide ase to kane going to … Continue reading

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Editorial – A Useless Thing and a Useless Person

Editorial A Useless Thing And A Useless Person “A mere tale of a tub, my words are idle.” —The White Devil, II. i, 92, John Webster (1580?-1634) Haiku is a useless thing, a haiku poet is a useless person. This statement … Continue reading

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Renku Training for Today’s Haiku poet

summer 2005 THE IMPORTANCE OF RENKU TRAINING FOR TODAY’S HAIKU POET: AN OVERVIEW WHF2005 in Romania Raffael de Gruttola, US One of my interests in writing this essay was generated by the fact that the Japanese poetic forms historically evolve … Continue reading

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A Contrarian View of Basho’s Frog

Vol 5-1, Summer 2005 DREAMS OF A CONTRARIAN OXONIAN…… FRAGMENTARY NOTES [ 1 ] A Contrarian View on Basho’s Frog Haiku Susumu Takiguchi Thanks in part to the global reach of the Internet and the increasing dominance of English as … Continue reading

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Haibun Definitions

Vol 5-1, 2005 HAIBUN DEFINITIONs Rasmussen, CA. Haibun is a combination of prose and haiku poetry, sometimes described as ‘a narrative of epiphany’. In 1690, Matsuo Basho is said to have initiated the travel or diary haibun genre in a … Continue reading

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