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Spring 2009, vol 7 no 1
 

Six Years of Simply Haiku:
Retrospective Selections 2003-2008, in Eleven Themes

by Richard Gilbert


 

Haiku can be grouped in an infinite variety of ways—the themes below are interpretive, drawn from the poems themselves, as a way of presenting a few novel dimensions of conviviality.

On the following pages, selected haiku have been arranged into these groupings. Each haiku has been placed into one group—though any haiku might easily be found in several more.

This presentation explores one of many possible alternatives for haiku collections.
 

click on each theme below to read the haiku


Eleven Thematic Ideas: 320 Haiku

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Transformation

Dialect

Mythos

Techne

Dyad

Direction

Literary society

 

Distinction

Tensity

Place

Season

 

Notes to the Icon Symbols