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9 years ago  ::  May 17, 2009 - 9:32AM #1
Dionysis10
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I like Haiku poetry very much but don't know who all the great poets are. I only know Basho and Issa so far. If you are a fan can you share your favorite poet's and maybe some examples of their poems. And maybe some comments about them. I would much appreciate this thanks. Dio

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9 years ago  ::  May 17, 2009 - 9:40AM #2
Dionysis10
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Please feel free to constructively critique my Haiku. I would like to improve my poems.


Sunlight on the snow.


Flash of red in a thicket.


The cardinal moved.


Dio


 


Or compare  mine  to Master Issa, like how I am an amateur and how he is so great?


[A faint yellow rose


Almost hidden in deep grass


And then it moves.


Issa]


 

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9 years ago  ::  May 20, 2009 - 6:06PM #3
Dionysis10
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Just beyond the gate,


a neat yellow hole.


Someone pissed in the snow.


Issa


This one made me laugh. Coming from a Christian spiritual view, this one both shocked and made me laugh.


I can just imagine the Roman Pope walking out the gates of the Vatican and seeing a neat yellow hole in the snow. I hope he would appreciate it as much as Issa did.


There is something funny and awkward about the highest and the lowest common denominator meeting. 

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9 years ago  ::  May 20, 2009 - 8:21PM #4
RenGalskap
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There is something funnyand awkward about the highest and the lowest common denominator meeting.

"funny and awkward";
It is Issa's ability to combine different perspectives into one perception, as you have done here, that makes Issa a great poet.
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