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For Robert Okaji


Kono michi ya
Yuku hito nashi ni
aki no kure

This road!
goes person without in
autumn of evening

This road
With no one going– 59 more words

my first test title

Okay, looks like somebody came home, kicked off their shoes, made some Camomile tea.

This is disgusting!

So this is where Mr. Teatime got steeped!


“Ballet in the air…
Twin butterflies until, twice white
They Meet, they mate”

Matsuo Basho, Japanese Haiku

(I studied Matsuo Basho’s poetry in college, and there is one poem that left an impression on my soul, but I’ve lost it along the way.

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Diamonds and Pearls (Haiku / Senryu)

diamonds and pearls
creeping over sunken leaves
warm springs in autumn –   


in the warm springs –    
visions of Washington   
ruining my bath    470 more words

Fabio follows Basho

WELL, what a summer !

All I want to do now is roll

around in the sun.

As you may notice

my tummy is still quite large… 79 more words

Big Sur Inns

From time to time The clouds give rest to the moon-beholders. Basho

This week, I went moon-viewing (Otsukimi) for the first time in my life. I am putting together a zine detailing my experience. I’m hoping to post it within the next week. 28 more words


Haiku: from classical Japanese poetry to video re-invention

Haiku is a three-line poem. The first and thrid lines contain five syllables, and the second line contains seven syllables. The 5-7-5 structure of haiku eliminates, by virtue of its form, all words that are extraneous to the message of the poem. 243 more words