Sunday, July 17, 2011
Spliced In Day 17
During the month of July There will be featured here at Lunch Break haiku related essays; original copyright remains with the websites and to their respective writers.
Spliced In - Day 17
...frustrated with trying to apply Japanese kigo to this hemisphere and continent I began researching potential Australian kigo/season words. I carefully reviewed haiku written by Australians and sought suggestions from both haijin and those unfamiliar with haiku. I was surprised to find only a handful of seasonal designators valid for all of Australia; most of these were events in human affairs such as Australia Day, Anzac Day, Melbourne Cup. I abandoned the project in favour of ....
Read the essaySearch for the Golden Boomerang ~ or Not Finding Australian Kigo By John Bird