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25 October 2012 @ 07:21 am
 
Windy night, spooky weather. Curtains billowing noiselessly and cats chasing around in a frenzy.

Re-reading the little book I put together a couple of years ago, of my favorite haiku - old haiku masters, not the modern "funny" haiku (much of which isn't nearly as funny as its writers think it is). Something about the imagery of the old haiku masters - mostly Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki - touches me at this time of year. Mostly very, very simply, like Hokusai sketches (and I used a lot of Hokusai sketches to illustrate it for myself); a sense of looking at snapshots of time and place.

Moonless night...
A powerful wind embraces
the ancient cedars.

basho

All the baby spiders
scatter
to make a living.

issa

Another very long day. I'll hit Kaiser on my way to school for a flu shot, looking forward to a night slaying monsters in Azeroth.
 
 
 
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Elizabeth McCoyarchangelbeth on October 25th, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
Rar!

Do you want to start with the pandas first -- so close to getting voted off the island! -- or whack something with the Paladin And Friends?
barbara_hamblybarbara_hambly on October 25th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
Let's do pandas first. Shall I meet you there at the regular time?
Elizabeth McCoy: WoW-SparkleSylvanasarchangelbeth on October 25th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
Sounds good! And with the BattleTag friending, you will be able to see that we are on (and vice versa) even if any of us forget and go elsewhere.)
Karenklwilliams on October 25th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
Another very long day. I'll hit Kaiser on my way to school for a flu shot, looking forward to a night slaying monsters in Azeroth.

I started trying to read this as a haiku. Now I'm trying to fit "a night slaying monsters in Azeroth" into a haiku. Maybe I'll just go slay some monsters in Azeroth instead.
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