stuck on the mudbank
a cargo of blossoms
geese fly off . . .
and now it comes to me
that I am still here
nowhere on the empty beach
to hide our love
on the backyard pond
I release the moon
grandson hearing Basho's
asks for mine
Noyes Simplicity and selflessness are two words that H.F. Noyes
uses to describe what is vital to Haiku (Kacian 135). One of Noyes
favorite sayings is from Rumi. Rumi says, "wash ourselves of
ourselves (Startag)" which enables a person to write haiku.
He also feels that a sense of season should be placed within the
haiku. ". . . A clear indication of season suggests a shared
background of color, scent and sound. The big world of season simply
overwhelms our ordinary small-minded preoccupations. But remember
that what matters above all is that we achieve an expansive focus
-- that in the moment we're living in a wide-open, inclusive world
of awareness in which everything is viewed with a fresh impartial
of the haiku written by H.F. Noyes is written from the heart. Here
are two of my favorites:
all tallied time
to find this virgin space
and here encounter now!
if nothing happened
the crow there
the willow here
are both fresh and innocent. They are not forced, they just are.
Nature speaks for itself and there is a simple, yet meaningful voice
to these haiku.
of these haiku (on the left) is simple, and includes a seasonal
tone. Noyes references from the five senses and always seems to
set a new beginning with each haiku when he uses words like "blossoms,"
"release," "morning," etc. You can feel the
water, hear the animals, see the colors of sunrise or sunset, feel
the coolness of the autumn or the warmth of love, the comfort of
the fishermans song, and each bring a different
feeling to different individuals. Each has a flow of life whether
dealing with birth or death.
Jim; The red Moon Editorial Staff. The Loose Thread. 2001,
Pg. 135-7. (and web sites below)