Monday, April 28, 2008

April 28

Almost everyone has heard of Basho, consider a master of haiku. Here is one by Hashin.
No sky no earth - but still snowflakes fall
In translation the 5-7-5 syllable measure is lost but still . . . Where is the story? Well, once upon a time I participated in an open mic and the host challenged everyone to come in with a haiku to share at the next reading. I not only had one haiku but one for every day between then and the last open mic. I then went on to write a haiku a day for an entire year. I was very grateful when that year was over!!!

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