Monday, July 3, 2017

Wind blowing




wind blowing through trees
sounds like the ocean
i miss




regan lee/july 2017

Basho's haiku



Basho's haiku
written on the slab of wood
in the new garden




regan lee/july 2017

Next to the fountain



next to the fountain
patina on the Buddha
moss covering stone




regan lee
july 2017/eugene

Patina on the Buddha




next to the fountain
patina on the Buddha

moss covering stone



regan lee
july 2017/eugene

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Beat Haiku: Kerouac on Haiku

I can dig this:
Jack Foley. Beat Haiku - Terebess Asia Online (TAO): As many of you know, Jack Kerouac’s Book of Haikus, edited and with an introduction by Regina Weinreich, has recently been issued from Penguin. Ms. Weinreich did an excellent job with both her editing and her introduction. I’ll be quoting from some of the points she makes and from some of the Kerouac passages which she herself quotes. Her introduction begins with a wonderful little poem of Kerouac’s, “Reading Notes 1965”: Then I’ll invent The American Haiku type: The simple rhyming triolet:-- Seventeen syllables? No, as I say, American Pops:-- Simple 3-line poems Kerouac even went so far as to offer a definition. This is from Some of the Dharma: POP--American (non-Japanese) Haikus, short 3-line poems or “pomes” rhyming or non-rhyming dilineating “little Samadhis” if possible, usually of a Buddhist connotation, aiming towards enlightment. BOOK OF POPS. 1/

Haiku: Crying Crow



an hour later
the cawing crow still standing
by its dead mate

Two Haiku

watching the water
vibrate in the singing bowl
a sudden breeze









cutting lavender
purple flowers shimmering
in summer twilight










regan lee/june 2017