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Messages - Rick Hurst

#1
Other Haiku News / Re: Happy Yulemas!
December 27, 2017, 10:32:57 PM
Quote from: AlanSummers on December 27, 2017, 10:28:30 AM
Santa always wears spectacles! :-)

Quote from: justlikeyou on December 23, 2017, 06:03:21 PM
I had no idea you wore glasses Alan :-) Merry Christmas!

Happy Coming New Year!

Alan

You as well!
#2
Other Haiku News / Re: Happy Yulemas!
December 23, 2017, 06:03:21 PM
I had no idea you wore glasses Alan :-) Merry Christmas!
#3
Other Haiku News / Re: Online courses!
September 22, 2017, 10:59:12 PM
Quote from: AlanSummers on September 22, 2017, 09:43:23 PM
Great!

Although haibun is fully booked this year, and already someone has paid to be on next year's course, we do have two spaces left on haiku, one on senryu...

But we are as excited about this year, and next year, as course participants are really making a difference.

e.g.

At the Vancouver Cherry Blossom competition, for instance, we have ten participants in the results!
http://www.vcbf.ca/haiku-invitational/winning-haiku/2017-winning-haiku

It's nigh on impossible, after hundreds of thousand of haikai verses over centuries, there is something still fresh to say.

warm regards,
Alan


Quote from: justlikeyou on September 22, 2017, 07:30:50 PM
Quote from: AlanSummers on September 22, 2017, 05:03:53 PM
You can also email us to be on the list for our next news:
admin@callofthepage.org

Done! Thank you kind Sir. :-)

That's very cool Alan that you have so many student entrants in the VCBC. And yes, cherry blossoms must be a tough subject by now. Here in the yard we have two apple trees, and this year planted pear and plum. We plan on cherry next spring. I hope to get a chance to see cherry blossoms up close and personal in the not too distant future. An opportunity I haven't had since taking up writing little poems. :-)
#4
Other Haiku News / Re: Online courses!
September 22, 2017, 07:30:50 PM
Quote from: AlanSummers on September 22, 2017, 05:03:53 PM
You can also email us to be on the list for our next news:
admin@callofthepage.org

Done! Thank you kind Sir. :-)
#5
Other Haiku News / Re: Online courses!
September 22, 2017, 04:21:51 PM
Quote from: AlanSummers on September 22, 2017, 03:41:13 PM
Wow, the haibun course sold out fast!  Karen has now put up the next one, starting in January 2018:
https://www.callofthepage.org/learning/online-courses/haibun-courses/



Spaces still available for haiku and tanka, though senryu is nearly booked up.
https://www.callofthepage.org/learning/online-courses/


Second link not working :-)

Will you being doing other classes Feb or Mar?
#6
Other Haiku News / Re: New UHTS website
September 20, 2017, 11:43:35 PM
Two years ago I helped a local organization do a similar migration to a new hosting service and a  complete website remake. It was a freaking nightmare...taking much time to resolve. I can fully appreciate what is going on here. My sincere gratitude to Dave and Mike, for all the tough stuff, and for making it all possible.
#7
Other Haiku News / Re: New UHTS website
September 20, 2017, 10:10:20 PM
Lorraine is correct. However the problem is with the mobile version of the site. All the links on the mobile home page - except for the Facebook link - just circle back around to the home page. A frustrating problem for the mobile users. Someone will need to update the mobile links it seems.
#8
Lorin, a most interesting share. Thank you.

Jane is one of three important teachers of mine. Her instructions for the new haiku writer are priceless in my book. I hadn't read much beyond that, by Jane that is, and so had never seen this aspect of her. She sounds very much like a fierce grizzly momma bear protecting her cubs. Then again, we are all capable of that if need be.  ;D
#9
"I am not one who is sensitive on the issue. I feel my haiku are 'given to me' ... and do not feel that they are 'mine' in any way."

These are words of a Master.
#10
ff, I don't have a problem with "crow babies". Nor "baby crows" or "crow chicks". Hope that helps.
#11
Reading "A Dictionary of Haiku" second edition, by Jane Reichhold, I stumbled across this haunting haiku today.

dangerous weather
such a perfect day for stepping
off a cliff

#12
Other Haiku News / Re: Exclusive haiku exercise
February 03, 2017, 03:11:01 PM
 ;D Thanks for the read guys but I'm not sure Alan wants his thread tied up. Suffice it say that this is a report of a completely literal situation.  ;D
#13
Other Haiku News / Re: Exclusive haiku exercise
February 02, 2017, 02:40:20 AM
Best of luck with it Alan. I'm sure it will be a wonderful experience for all.  :)
#14
Other Haiku News / Re: Exclusive haiku exercise
February 01, 2017, 03:11:40 PM
OK Alan, gotcha. Thank you. Until Tax Season is over here in the US (April 18) I am reluctant to take on anything beyond what I already have, but please let me know if and when you do another similar intensive after that date. I would surely love to be a part of a future course. :-) Rick
#15
Other Haiku News / Re: Exclusive haiku exercise
February 01, 2017, 02:45:45 PM
Maybe...

in the bathroom
minding my business
a woodpecker knocking

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