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Feel The Wind

Feel the wind, set your sail Venture out to sea Go and find your holy grail Be who you’re meant to be   Leave behind the madness That surrounds you in your bubble Fill your heart with gladness Evaporate each trouble   Wander over hills alone Abandon all your doubt Turn off your sacred smartphone You may find something out   Craig Warhurst Jan 2018

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On Writing Haiku

In my younger days I wasn’t a great fan of poetry. I found it hard going, requiring more effort to understand than I was prepared to expend on it. Then I stumbled upon Haiku. I met a Japanese girl at University and she changed the way I thought about a great deal of things. I began looking in to Japanese history and culture. Two books hooked me completely. “The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon” was one. The other was “On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho”. Basho (1644–94) is considered to be one of the masters of the genre, and…