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Viral 2.5

Virals is a section in which one person chooses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Viral 7.2

Virals is a section in which one person chooses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Viral 6.3

Viral 6.3 Nightgown & Cloud By Michael McClintock                                                      white cotton nightgown                                                      a cloud                                                      on the bedroom floor                                                                —Jean LeBlanc I am a lover of clouds, even this one made from a white cotton nightgown. Poems like this seldom get the…

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Viral 5.4

Viral 5.4 THE GARDEN By John Stevenson after the garden party    the garden — Ruth Yarrow When offered the chance to write about a haiku I admire, it seemed as if every haiku I’ve ever read vanished from my…

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Viral 4.4

4.4                                                           end of summer                                                           the rust on my scissors                                                           smells of marigolds                                                                                   — Margaret Chula Penny Harter's write-up below on Margaret Chula's haiku (above) is extracted from a review she wrote for Chula's collection, The Smell of Rust, in Kyoto…

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Viral 3.4

Viral 3.4 snow & sun By Stanford M. Forrester                                                      deep snow                                                      the amusement park lit                                                      by a single bulb                                                                                    — Cor van den Heuvel This haiku is one of the most memorable I've read in the past ten to fifteen…

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Viral 2.4

Longing   by Kevin Brophy strong young bodies stripped to the waist two moonlit snails — Sue Stanford This is a haiku connecting with a number of important haiku traditions; it is attentive to the present moment; it is taking place…

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Viral 7.1

Sorry for the short absence of posts. My life has been a whirlwind lately. I just got a new (great) job and had to move as soon as possible. I hope this might have given some readers a nice break…

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Viral 6.2

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Viral 5.3

It seems appropriate that this Viral, selected and commented on by Yu Chang, follow Viral 4.3 and Periplum #3, both of which accumulated such great discussions and so many interesting thoughts and readings. One of the key questions it seems…

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Viral 4.3

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Viral 3.3

Back to our Virals series. Below is Carl Patrick's selection of a Stanford M. Forrester poem, his commentary on it, and where it takes him. Where does it take you? ................................................................................................................................................................................. Virals is a section in which one person choses…

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Viral 1.4

This week troutswirl has experienced some great activity. The posting of Viral 1.3 garnered an interesting debate which, it seems, my own excessiveness may have stifled the flow of; for that I apologize. One particular item on the news posting…

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Viral 2.3

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Viral 1.3

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Viral 6.1

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Viral 5.2

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Viral 4.2

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Viral 3.2

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Viral 2.2

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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