Tag Archives: Horn

The Snail Raises His Horns

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 228 – A snail.   A snail  Raising its horns:  Edge of the well. This is a haiku by accomplished Japanese haiku poet and novelist Natsume Soseki, author of Kokoro, Botchan, I Am … Continue reading

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Morning Coolness

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 227 – Morning coolness.   Morning coolness:   dewdrops swaying   in the spiderweb This is a haiku by Betty Drevniok, one of the founders of the Haiku Society of Canada. The Betty Drevniok Award … Continue reading

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The Milky Way

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 224 – the milky way.   the milky way   at midnight   a drunkard dances This is a haiku by Taneda Santoka, a poet and mendicant priest who chose walking meditation instead of zazen … Continue reading

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The Tree I Cut

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 216 – Looking up. Looking up – how still the tree I cut This is a haiku by Ippekiro Nakatsuka, one of the first to introduce the colloquial style into haiku poetry. … Continue reading

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Splitting Autumn’s Sky

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 211 – Giant pasania tree.   Giant pasania tree,   splitting   autumn’s sky. This is a haiku by Takahama Kyoshi. It is written for two Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Bass Trombone and Tuba. Splitting Autumn’s … Continue reading

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Years Gone By

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 208 – Considering the years gone by.   Considering the years gone by   To be a giant   I walk away This is a haiku by Takahama Kyoshi. At this point in my life … Continue reading

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In Times Of War (condensed)

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 205 – shrapnel.   shrapnel   brings from the grove of trees   a circle of birds This is a haiku by Georges Sabiron, who lost his life in the trenches of northern France in … Continue reading

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