Australian themed haiku

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sultry

all night karaoke

– Willie Wagtails

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hopping back again…

– in the billabong

dust

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green in the centre,

– first test Gabba pitch,

outside… jacarandas

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I recently found this essay from John Bird, editor of Haiku Dreaming relating to the use of ‘kigo’ (season words) in Australian haiku.  There are so many ideas (rules) being thrown around on the issue of ‘correct’ haiku.  It is an interesting read for those learning about English language haiku, especially when living in a different hemisphere.  The discovery of Haiku Dreaming made me look through my ‘ku’ with a distinct Aussie theme.

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