March 2nd 2017

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early
····March—an afternoon’s thaw frozen by
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Photo by Jared Jenisch 2017 Treewritings

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61 March 2nd 2017 | bottlecap
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Snowballs

As I drove into work today, I saw some children at play. And now while I’m having a bite to eat, couldn’t resist this quick little diversion before I get back to the very serious business of haiku.

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blessèd
····are the peacemakers for they shall throw
········snowballs

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I understand that Basho, Buson and the others would often paraphrase Buddhist texts and sayings in their own haiku. When my appointed hour comes, I know Issa will defend me, or at least the poet Senryū Karai.

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January 21rst 2016 | bottlecap

December 9th 2015 | footsteps

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wife’s
····footsteps—remembering everything I forgot
·············to do

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33: December 9th 2015 | bottlecap

Was supposed to be doing something else, then became immersed. Stoked the woodstove. Read some from my Peanuts comic books, then studied haiku, Basho’s and modern haiku, and then heard my wife’s footsteps at the back door after a long night out.