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KJ Bishop
Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 02:41 am:   

Since a couple of people have mentioned a fondness for haiku, I thought I'd make a place to share favourites, if you like. Senryu welcome too!

This is the haiku I love most, by Issa:

No need to cry out --
Wherever you wild geese fly
It's the same floating world




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Nicholas Liu
Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2003 - 10:17 am:   

Issa's one of my favourites. I like

Grasshopper
with his foot upon
the temple bell.
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peterw
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 04:16 pm:   

One from Basho I like is:

Sleep on horseback,
The far moon in a continuing dream,
Steam of roasting tea.

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KJ Bishop
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 04:24 pm:   

Those two are lovely. I hadn't heard either before. I really need a book of Basho - I haven't got enough of his haiku.


A senryu:

maple viewing:
his mother tells him not to do
what he did last year

(from 'Light Verse from the Floating World', a senryu anthology edited by Makoto Ueda.)
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peterw
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 05:32 pm:   

There was a nice Basho book called A Zen Wave that should be inhabiting my bookshelves somewhere. Don't know if it's still available. You may have heard his most famous verse:

Old pond
Frog jumps in
Splash!

(something like that)

John K: do you have any good Chemistry 101 haiku notes you'd like to share? I'm dying to see what haiku notes look like!
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peterw
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 08:13 am:   

How could I forget: there are a few computer "crash" haiku that are amusing at:

Crash Haikus

And here's one that may be appropriate around these parts

With searching comes loss
and the presence of absence:
"My Novel" not found.

Howard Korder
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KJ Bishop
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2003 - 01:33 pm:   

I know it's a joke, and I do keep backups, but it's still frightening...
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Michael Cisco
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 09:05 pm:   

wicked, wicked
little japanese donuts
I cannot read your label

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KJ Bishop
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 10:49 pm:   

empty of meaning
full of calories --
donut morning

imi mo naku
calorie de ippai --
donut no asa
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JeffV
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 03:10 pm:   

i squash the frog on the ground
icky icky frog
winter comes
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KJ Bishoujo
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 03:20 pm:   

An original and starkly imagined variation on the 'no frog' haiku, Jeff...
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John Klima
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 08:21 pm:   

what is the point here?
silly phrases sit awkward
slip on frozen lake
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KJ
Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 09:30 pm:   

winter ku, for the tree outside my window:

wind, wait a little -
the young pine won't let
the white sky go
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Michael Cisco
Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 02:16 am:   

Quidproqu - or lowku, perhaps -

Avalanche-laced clouds
Resounding with the fleet thoughts
Of your serene rage


No good - too much Viking atavism in me. I end up writing riddles.
This is my favorite Old English riddle -

My hall is not quiet, and I myself am not loud
round about my magnificent hall; we two the Lord created
companions together. I am more swift than he,
at times stronger, he the more enduring.
When I am resting, he shall run forth.
I live inside him for as long as I live;
if we two separated, it is appointed that I must die.

What am I?

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