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4/17

Excerpted from one of my favorite novels, Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan, ©1967:   Seventeen years later I sat down on a rock. It was under a tree next to an old abandoned shack that had a sheriff’s notice nailed like a funeral wreath to the front door. NO TRESPASSING4/17 OF A HAIKU …

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Oak

If you’re an oak You don’t pretend You are a flower ~Matsuo Baho Via Draw & Wings

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Joy, too

via Draw & Wings

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Haiku

Excerpted from the FAQs at Celebrity Death Haiku: What is haiku? A poem in three lines,With Seventeen syllablesOf five, seven, five

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Points the Way

The man pulling radishes points the way with a radish ~Kobayashi issa   (via Draw & Wings)

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Anyway

I love that it starts with the word “anyway.”  It gives it a casual, personal feel. via Draw & Wings

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Speaks

yagate shinu keshiki wa miezu semi no koe Of its approaching death The cicada speaks Not a word ~Matsuo Bashō, translated by Hart Larrabee, from Haiku: Classic Japanese Short Poems © 2016 Does Bashō think the cicadas are frivolous, or does he admire their ability to live solely in the moment? We don’t know.  Because …

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And now, for something completely different…

I’m re-reading I Wait for the Moon:  100 Haiku of Momoko Kuroda, ©2014 by Abigail Friedman.  It does a wonderful job of placing the haiku in context and providing supporting details not generally known in the West.  The commentary really makes the haiku come alive, making it much more rich and colorful. These two little …

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Sorrow

Draw & Wings is on the web HERE.

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Do Not Apply

I found this haiku on a xeroxed sheet tucked inside a book I bought from a charity sale, so I have no idea who the author is.  Pity, because I really like it: I think for myself. The warning signs do not apply to an immortal.

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Noisy

Sometimes silence is An act of revolution In a noisy world. ~Marilyn Cox (source)

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Happy New Year

Trusting the Buddha, good and bad, I bid farewell To the departing year. ~Kobayashi Issa

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