Haiku: Fading Footprints

Charles Beuck
Oct 6, 2019 · 2 min read
Photo by Bruno Luz on Unsplash

Coarse sand between toes

Water passing, unhindered

Steps I walk are gone

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Looking for books of Haiku poetry to enjoy? Check out these recommendations:

  1. The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa: In this collection you will find English translations of many of the greatest poems by three of the greatest masters of this art form: Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, and Kobayashi Issa.
  2. Classic Haiku: The Greatest Japanese Poetry from Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki, and Their Followers: Another collection of roughly 200 poems by these masters from as early as 1670. Accompanying the poems are photographs by John Cleare which serve to bring the poetry within these pages even more into life.
  3. The Haiku Handbook (25th Anniversary Edition): How to Write, Teach, and Appreciate Haiku: Rather than just exposing you to the poems of the masters, this volume sets out to show you both how you might create your own haiku, and even teach others about this form of artistic expression. Included are lesson plans for both elementary and secondary school use, and even a seasonal word index for you (or your students) to use.

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Haiku Corner

A resource for those who enjoy reading and writing Haiku…

Charles Beuck

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Charles writes on art, history, politics, travel, fantasy, science fiction, poetry. BA, MA in Political Science, Phd Pending. Inquires: charlesbeuck@gmail.com

Haiku Corner

A resource for those who enjoy reading and writing Haiku poetry.

Charles Beuck

Written by

Charles writes on art, history, politics, travel, fantasy, science fiction, poetry. BA, MA in Political Science, Phd Pending. Inquires: charlesbeuck@gmail.com

Haiku Corner

A resource for those who enjoy reading and writing Haiku poetry.

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