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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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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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The Beat of Different Drummers

WHR July 2002 Shades of Ink: Translating the Japanese poem The Beat of Different Drummers: English Translations of Hokku from Matsuo Basho’s Oku no hosomichi Mark Jewel, Waseda University (*The following paper was first published, without the Appendix, in The … Continue reading

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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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Doodles and Synaesthesia

WHR March 2003    WHCmarlenemountain whcmm poetry selections marlene mountain, editor paul conneally, editor A fascinating programme from the bbc on synaesthesia – where people might hear colours etc a kind of merging linking of the senses – i found … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Poet

WHR March 2003 Requiem for a Poet – Suzuki Masajo (1906-2003)   Last Farewells to Masajo — A Life of Love and Haiku Susumu Takiguchi Oxford, England One of the most distinguished and best loved haiku poets, Suzuki Masajo (1906-2003), … Continue reading

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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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The Great Cloud of Witnesses

November 2001 THE GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES  R. H. Blyth Writes To James W. Hackett by Susumu Takiguchi, Oxford, UK  James W Hackett When R. H. Blyth died on 28 October 1964, at the age of 65 years and eleven … 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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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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