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Haiku - February 2014

I am still reading the Haiku book by Patt, Warkentyne and Till. (ISBN 978-0-7649-5610-2.) The authors have chosen haiku composed by renowned Japenese haiku masters and divided them up by the seasons. I thought it was fitting since we are still in winter to quote another haiku about winter, from this book.


Plains and mountains

all enveloped in snow-

there is nothing else.


Joso, (1661 - 1704)

Haiku are composed of 17 syllables, hence haiku = 17th day of each month.