Backstage: All of the Haiku

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Backstage: All of the Haiku
A writer’s desk (Photo credit: Michael CoghlanCC BY-SA 2.0)

Writing haiku—or, more accurately, senryūis a pastime shared by a number of my friends and coworkers over the years. It can be fun to write them in a small group, each person contributing in succession, so that the haiku become a sort of conversation. (My record for one session is forty haiku written collectively by three people.)

All of the Haiku is my first attempt to write a triple haiku which includes a nod to the repeated-lines element of the villanelle, while also paying homage to the kōan.

Perhaps I have overreached; you be the judge.

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