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Messages - chibi575

Thanks Alan.  That link works and at first blush seems a good read.  Congrats on year five!
Your link is not working, sorry.
Religio / Re: The Living and the Dead
October 25, 2011, 01:48:55 AM
the zombie spills
butterfingers (1)

the led (2) lit Jack'o Lantern goes green (3)

twilight (4) werewolf?... there wolf

tlick or tleat (5)... ko chan (6) plactices

footprints suddenly end... graveyard dew

All Saints (7)... the wish of every fan in New Orleans (8)


(1) "butterfingers" is a type of candy and an idiom for lacking to get a grip
(2) "led" - abreviation for "light emitting diode" very effecient in producing light from electronic flow
(3) "green" is a coloquialism for attention to ecology
(4) "twilight" is a vampire/werewolf movie series as well as the dim sunlight before dawn and dusk
(5) "trick or treat" is a phrase used by children to get candy door to door on Halloween, but, due to the difficulty for pronouncing the English "l" sound for Asians, it is prudent to practice to train the muscles of the mouth and tongue to get the proper sound, especially for Halloween
(6) "chan" is a suffix phrase to indicate an endearing protocol for addressng young Japanese females
(7) "All Saints" is a Catholic religious observance honoring the saints on the day after Halloween
(8) "Saints" is the name of New Orleans' football team

Sea Shell Game / Re: Sea Shell Game 1
October 19, 2011, 01:11:28 PM
Sea Shell Game / Re: Sea Shell Game 1
October 19, 2011, 12:57:45 PM

Peggy... well... because she was our mentor for the Northwest Georgia Haiku Circle, Pinecone... good old American Know Who (as they say).

(voted at John's behest)

Late reply... but your poem has assonance in the vowel "e" in L2, at least, to my ear.

thE swElling rEdnEss

(if you pronounce "the" lazily)

As to the poem itself... for some reason (not good nor bad) in my IMAGEnation of the sun "stinging" the sky over the roofs...  ;D

If you want to do a keyword search all you have to do in Windows OS is SEARCH on phrase.  If you put information you might want to trace or if you have a theme you can search on that.  For examle, if I want to find all my poems with "dragonfly" I do a phrase search on my poem files or folders, it's part of the search criteria.

If you cut and paste all your tweets to a folder this will work on that folder too. 

The SEARCH will give results in a column sortable way, on file name, type, date, updated, and other criteria.  You can then organize the results of the SEARCH in a few handy ways.

I hope this helps.
Hi Andy,

There is a lot of good reference from Gabi san.  Her blog is an excellent start and she is an excellent translator who has a passion for Japanese art and literature.  (AND it's for free on the internet through her links).  You may want to start a file or folder and collect the links an material.  There is no restrictions on copy and paste for your own personal edification and she's very gracious about giving permission for being sited if used in a publication.  If you want to support the many authors and scholars who have produced reputable books, Scott's recommendations are quite sound.  Any of the books by William Higginson have references that are also worth exploring.  Good luck and happy exploring!
I feel I've been blessed with ecclectic taste buds and I will try anything, learning such lessons as presentation, expectation, tradition, exploration,...  and a bowl to barrel full of other "...tion", and I can sum it up with, try it, you may like it, but, there's nothing like the love of Mom's cooking.  I love haiku.

Good question, pivoting on the interpretation of "safe" which I interpret as "comfortable" and expanding that "comfort zone" is usually based on diversity of experience.

New to Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: moving up
September 08, 2011, 12:31:42 PM
the seventh wave... highest in low or high tide

As I now live next to the Atlantic (within a wake-up walk from the shore), I've experienced the sea's wisdom in many things, and my love for haiku is but one.  Here, at THF, "novice" and "master" mix as salt in a soup... taste a little or a lot... either bowl is soup.  Enjoy the flavor(s).

It has been and is my experience that structure and style changing over time are due in large part to editors who's charter is to "reflect" their readers' ear.  The tenets of Japanese haiku (Shiki's coinage) having a key linguistic component, the cutting word or phrase, prevents on the most part, haiku from being grammatically structured as a complete sentence.  This, restriction, transfered to non-Japanese poems can, at times, manifest itself as complete sentences in other languages (since, for example in English, there is no grammatical equivalent to represent the impact of the Japanese cutting word or phrase, that is to say, it is very difficult to represent an equivalent).

That said and my mantra, "if it ain't Japanese it ain't haiku", I agree with Al and John, "sentencing" is a matter of style and whim.  I readily admit to shun sentence structure in the short English poems I write and try to adopt the haiku equivalents for kireji (cutting word or phrase), thus, avoiding using a sentence.

But, I recommend and encourage you to explore and gather your own conclusions and develop your own style(s).

And now for something completely different... "chibiku":


(tip of the hat to Cor)
In-Depth Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Haiga
August 18, 2011, 12:59:57 PM
a fine haiga


Scott, thanks for recognizing my "sad"-ness.  I might add that I encourage out-of-the-haiku-box thinking as such, my "sad" comes from calling it in-the-box of haiku.  Yet, poetry can (should?) be any darned thing... I saw a recent documentary on Herba and Dorthy Vogel, when asked what they considered art they would collect had two criteria: it had to be something that they liked by an artist they liked and it had to fit into their one bedroom New York City, appartment.

I love haiku... that pretty much sums my criterion.

ciao... and thanks for all the fish
In-Depth Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: re-write
August 16, 2011, 01:10:22 PM
"it's all good" -- marty

Yeah... then, why am I so sore?   ??? ;D
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