A blog devoted mainly to haiku and senryu and to thoughts about, and inspired by, haiku and senryu.

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Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


the thin sound
of a screen door closing . . .
and a wisp of cloud


Blogger Java Boy!!! said...

hi, I like to pretend i'm somewhat intelligent, but i have never really understood everyone's fascination with haiku. please help me out here... honestly I would like to know

6:58 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

java boy: I'm not sure "everyone" is fascinated with haiku; apparently you're not, for one. Haiku at its best—not necessarily as represented at this blog—registers the essence of a moment, a perception, a fleeting but resonant experience and encourages in its readers an awareness of and openness to the moment. Formally, it exemplifies the qualities of compression, conciseness: the power of saying much in little. Some of us find this fascinating. The ideal is, of course, seldom realized, but we're fascinated by the effort even so.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

You capture that "thin sound" so well.

But, so often, it is followed by the "clack" of the door striking its frame, isn't it?

7:29 PM  
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7:38 AM  

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