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“on pruning maples”: haiku and not-a-haiku for a changing year

The first post of the new year, reflecting the last events of the old: Thin moon at twilight, Pruning the Japanese maple. I’m in a haiku. On Pruning Maples Pruning the Japanese maple At twilight, under a crescent moon. I’m … Continue reading

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news from the far side, plus not-a-haiku

Rovers/ planetokhody are our science jam around here, and we can only blame the holidays (and their aftermath) for the delay in mentioning that China’s second Jade Rabbit (Yutu) rover is rocking around the Far Side of the Moon and … Continue reading

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not-a-haiku for spring

I’ve always liked the idea of the haiku, and like everyone else I’ve taken a shot or two at writing them.  But I’ve become convinced that the syllable pattern, designed for the Japanese language, is perhaps too restrictive for writing … Continue reading

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japanese maple: early spring

To the Japanese maple in the backyard, whose leaves are among my favorite symbols for various concepts: Not-a-haiku* Japanese maple, waiting time of year when last year’s leaves are almost finished and this year’s leaves haven’t happened. (*I have a … Continue reading

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morning haiku

A 100% increase in home coffee brewing capacity leads directly to a corresponding increase in early morning poetry output. Coffee grounds in wet brown filter. Do not dump them all over the kitchen. Or maybe a not-a-haiku is better: Coffee … Continue reading

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hulk smash haiku problem

Regular readers know that I like minimalist poetry and have been known to dabble in writing it, but that I also feel that the strict haiku form, designed for the syllable patterns of Japanese, doesn’t work that well in English.  … Continue reading

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on a grey seal

Had an actual list of about a dozen things I needed to do today, written in my official maroon Important Note Taking Pen on the back of an old envelope.  That’s a pure temptation to fate, so of course I … Continue reading

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history repeats itself

Something small but interesting happened in the backyard this evening at twilight, and I had the weirdest feeling I had seen it before.  A few moments of rummaging around the studio found this notebook entry, dated 7/18/2001, proving that I … Continue reading

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car poems

written today on the Ohio Turnpike and the Indiana Toll Road.  Some are not-a-haikus. 1) Rent a red Chevy. It isn’t full of dog hair.   Rental car meets blizzard– Excellent wiper blades are rapidly encrusted.   2) Eighteen wheeler, … Continue reading

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