moonlit pines dimming the flashlight

But even here, the fact that "moonlit pines" is not written as 'the moonlit pines' tells one that the author was silently designating the first line as the fragment even though the middle line has its own curious brevity. Still the lack of punctuation allows the reader to try out the thought that as the moonlight in the pines became dimmer someone had to turn on a flashlight. Or, reading the poem as it was experienced: the moonlight on the pines was so bright theflashlight seemed to be getting dimmer.

[5] William Kelly Simpson in , Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1971.

A cricket disturbedthe sleeping child; on theporcha man smoked and smiled.

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Two archeologists have already gone on record identifying the invaders as the Israelites. In an article published in Biblical Archeology Review , Israeli archeologist Rudolph Cohen demonstrated that the two invasions match in every detail. Faced with the problem that the two are separated in time by some eight centuries, Cohen backed down a bit:

mountain heart in the stone mountain tunnel light

First and foremost, and certainly the guideline which I have consciously or unconsciously followed the longest, is the one that a haiku must be divided into two parts. This is the positive side of the rule that haiku should not be a run-on sentence. There needs to be a syntactical break dividing the ku into two parts. From the Japanese language examples this meant that one line (5 onji) was separated from the rest by either grammar or punctuation (in the Japanese an accepted sound-word - - was as if we said orwrote out "dash" or "comma").

[8] Immanuel Anati, , Rizzoli International Publications, New York 1986.

19. Use of common sentence syntax in both phrases.

While this has a double entendre, we believe it refers toa huge landslide leaving a bare spot on the mountain. Aboutfour miles from the Seki River Gorge, is a beautifulwaterfall, called Nae-no-Taki, or Jishin-daki (earthquakewaterfall). While old Issa was observing these magnificentfalls, he noticed the misty spray hovering over someflowering cherry trees, and he thought them comparable todistant trees making a cloud on mountains.

22. Save the "punch line" for the end line.

North of Mt. Kurohime, there is another mountain calledMyoko, a very jagged peak which stands across the valley ofthe Seki River. Being impressed with the masculinity ofMyoko, Issa wrote: .

4. Seventeen syllables written in a vertical (flush leftor centered) line.

5. Less than 17 syllables written in three lines asshort-long-short.

Personally, I would prefer more discussions of these techniques using riddles, associations, contrasts, oneness, sense-switching, narrowing focus, metaphor and simile (yes! judicially and in moderation), sketch (Shiki's ), double entendre, close linkage, leap linkage, pure objectivism, and more, rather than the mysterious idea that if one has a true haiku moment the resulting ku will be an excellent haiku. This is pure rot. The experience is necessary and valid (and probably the best part of the haiku path), but writing is writing is skill and a craft to belearned.

6. Less than 17 syllables written in three vertical linesas short-long-short. (Ala Barry Semegran)

8. Use a season word (kigo) or seasonal reference.

We appear to be at a standstill. The only options are to relegate the Exodus to the status of myth, or to conclude that there is something seriously wrong with the generally accepted dates for Egyptian history.

9. Use a caesura at the end of either the first or secondline, but not at both.

14. Always written in the present tense of here andnow.

On a large green stone under the cryptomerias thatsurround the little shrine at Suwa, where he spent lonesomedays as a child, is found carved this verse: