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Sony RX1003 f/2.8 1/2000 15.1mm 800 ISO

Walking on, walking on,

things pondered about — springtime,

where has it gone to?

~Buson (Y Sawa & E Shiffert, Haiku Master Buson)


What are English Language Haiku?

One of the reasons I wanted to write my post on Representational Poetry was as a prelude to this post, asking the question: What are English Language Haiku? 1,639 more words


A Poem a Day - Haiku

The following is a poem by Yosa Buson (1716-1783). My painting was inspired by his haiku. Buson was a very good painter and made a living at it. 34 more words



in nooks and corners
cold remains:
flowers of the plum

© Yosa Buson (tr. RH Blyth)

penetrating the darkness
an area of whiteness

the flowering branch of the plum… 136 more words


Snippets From the Snowy North

Snow falls on my 13-year-old’s hair as we walk through the falling snow. 13-year-old girls are empirically unable to wear hats. Ski helmets, sure. But hats? 164 more words


The Dark Side of Life (In Nine Haikus)

It’s February, it’s cold, it’s dark, life is s**t for so many different reasons.

In other words:

It’s Time For Poetry

I could, of course, dig out something uplifting, like Odysseas Elytis painting an Aegean heaven. 665 more words


Space-Time Haiku of Buson

Buson, self-portrait

Buson 1716-1784

Buson was born in the Taniguchi family in Settsu Province, and later changed to the surname of Yosa, for the town in Tango Province. 561 more words