I learned to write watching mother mow the lawn. Back and forth. Ruling perfect lanes that her thin shadow marked. She did this every week – cutting and marking.
one by one they drop to the ground – overripe fruit
for the record watching you play baseball or golf or whatever does not count as a date in my book
Across many haiku communities people argue about what haiku is. Some people write mostly haiku and attest that you need kigo (season words) or kireji (cutting words). Others believe that you must adhere to “5-7-5″—though most communities have abandoned this…
Basho’s frog and pond haiku has been translated many times by many authors. Looking through some of these translations, I’ve found the following poems, which I consider my favorites. I did not look at the authors until after reading the…