a favorite haiku (if only...)
raining at every window *
I love this haiku. I want so much to believe in it. To find only joy in it.
I do and I don't.
It's everything haiku is . . .
Yet, I've come to perceive it (and the majority of haiku written today) as an 'if only' haiku. Nature haiku has run out of nature. Pure nature.
* Cor van den Heuvel, Wind Chimes #9 1983
Hiroaki Sato, HAIKU IN ENGLISH:
A POETIC FORM EXPANDS, Simul Press, Tokyo, 1987;
Modern Haiku 20:1 1989
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