Wednesday, January 11, 2006

haiku places stumbled across: Mushimegane magazine; Children's Haiku Garden; a new-to-me essay here; and a news article in the San Francisco Chronicle; a website with an archive of 6,000 + Issa poems; found this quote at tinywords: “I believe that it is crucial for haiku to tell about the truth as if it were false.” -Yatsuka Ishihara; a quote from gary gach: "if poetry puts a magnifying glass to language, haiku puts poetics under a microscope."; and please forgive me, but this is too funny, Honku; and look! I found Paul's name in a Boston Globe news article;

wabi-sabi found: "perfection is a gooey chew toy on a worn out old blanket" . . . "Wabi Sabi art comes in many forms, such as a pile of crumpled paper." . . . "It is the cracks in the bark of trees that lets us know it is a mature and healthy tree" . . . all around, no flowers in bloom / nor maple leaves in glare, / a solitary fisherman's hut alone / on the twilight shore / of this autumn eve (Rikyu) . . . and look, you can even buy a wabi-sabi bumper sticker . . .


Blogger extraspecialbitter said...

Eric - evidently it was a very slow news day! seriously, it was some great exposure. the writen article included a photo, taken by my wife Mary, but was otherwise exactly as you see it on-line. About 20-25 people showed up for the reading, which went off without a hitch.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am also a writer of haiku.


I want to start a blog too.

Angelika Kolompar

Do i have to enter httP...before my user name to get started????

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I have created a blog..or think i have.

see you there on St. Valentine's Day

1:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy St. Valentine's Day

Midwinter morning
the scent of rose
on your neck

Midwinter eeveening
a black vase with yellow roses

Glenmorangie on a cool
Winter night
rush of warmth

Angelika Kolompar

1:41 AM  

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