Why do I write so many haiku?


Why do I write so many haiku? 

Why do I write so many haiku

To put it in the simplest terms I can, because I am so deeply inspired by the astounding beauty of our country, Canada. Being Canadian, I am naturally always moved by the vastness of the natural world in Canada. But that is not all. That is why the vast majority of my haiku are, in a word, uniquely Canadian. Of course, I also write haiku about other places in the world, as well as senryu. I am prolific in haiku, simply because I love them, no matter who writes them, so long as they are beautifully composed. I also published a quarterly haiku journal, Canadian Zen Haiku canadiens, ISSN 1705-4508, from 2004-2010.

Canadian Zen Haiku quarterly

As it so happens, I have been a natural-born poet most of my adult life. I used to write hundreds of sonnets, and I even published a multi-lingual international sonnet anthology, The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes, which features some 200 sonneteers and poets from around the world.

So you see, poetry, and above all haiku, comes so naturally that it is second-nature to me.  

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  1. Hi Richard I will re blog this later as I need to put a post on my blog of my own first. O.K.Rita.

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