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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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Haiku and the Lyric Poem

WHR July 2002 What is Poetry? Haiku & the Lyric Poem Tobias Hill, UK One of the questions addressed by this [WHF2000] Conference is whether and to what degree haiku can be regarded as poetry. I would like to approach … 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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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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