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The first ku (a journal entry)

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Could a haiku be any shorter? (an entry from my journal)

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“wheelchair footplate” as one line

Wheelchair footplate removed – fire-bellied newt on her knee in the sun

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Basho’s classic in one line

So if traditionally Japanese haiku equates to one horizontal line of type, as Higginson says, Basho’s classic would look like this: old pond…a frog leaps in water’s sound

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What is American haiku?

My idea of American haiku largely comes from a Norton anthology, as well as the practices of modern American haiku writers. The 5/7/5 doesn’t translate into English. Take that away and you get haiku like this: snowflakes astrologer stargazing – … Continue reading

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