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3 Autumn Haiku Shiki Style

just outside my sadness Geese fly south the door knocks in my dream Wisteria blooms secrets freeze briefly in the night my love seeks light 11/20/17

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Date: 1/1/2020 1:08:00 PM
Soft and lovely Jim, just as I'd remembered :) Just wanted to peek at it again.
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 1/1/2020 1:15:00 PM
Thx FJ...nice 2 see you, have a great 2020!
Date: 3/22/2019 3:32:00 PM
love these - hope you're feeling good, my friend : )
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Date: 5/15/2018 8:59:00 PM
Brother Goff, you are excellent at anything you put your hands to. I may have missed your other haiku offerings - but these are superb. I love wild Wisteria, often considered a pest.... but those bunches of grape-like blooms! I love all three, but the first is in a league of its own. Congrats Poet Rocking-Shiki-style
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 5/15/2018 9:28:00 PM
Thank you Brother Anil, you are very kind! If you don't own a copy of Matsaoka Shiki, I encourage you to pick one up! When I read Shiki I get so inspired with his simplicity! was harvesting Wild Ramps in Wisconsin Bluffs today for Executive Chefs ((almost $600.00 this yr!) & came across a Spotted Fawn one foot away hiding behind a tree all curled up! I got a photo & will drop a poem to be privately published...if you send me your email soupmail I will send photo!
Date: 3/29/2018 5:54:00 PM
Though Shiki is unknown to me I'm willing to wager you have done it justice here Jim :)
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 3/29/2018 9:43:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 3/11/2018 5:17:00 PM
I really enjoyed these and the imagery in them all is very nice, James!
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 3/11/2018 6:56:00 PM
Thanks Andrea!
Date: 2/20/2018 11:47:00 PM
I love reading you & seeing you interact with grace and His shalom, here Sir James Goff. I am less often here, but did see your generous comments on my musings/poems. I need to re-read on Shiki ... love these haiku offerings. #2 is best for me, but I loved the "intended puns" in "fly South" and "freeze" in #s 1 and 3. shalom Friend
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 3/29/2018 9:41:00 PM
Thanks Anil!
Date: 1/12/2018 9:09:00 AM
I like the first one best..It is always good to see the geese come back in spring but sad to see them go in the fall because we face winter..Thanks for dropping by my blog..Sara
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 3/29/2018 9:40:00 PM
Thanks Sara!
Date: 11/22/2017 6:01:00 PM
Hello James nice to meet you. I also enjoyed your haiku. happy Thanksgiving Day to you. Have a nice evening my friend.
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 11/22/2017 7:07:00 PM
Hi Darlene! Thank you!
Date: 11/21/2017 9:56:00 PM
Really enjoyed these haiku's, very contemplative.
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 11/22/2017 7:06:00 PM
ahhh...the man of constant sorrow, love that! always nice to see you, Arthur!
Date: 11/21/2017 9:41:00 PM
Beautiful haikus, the first one is my favorite..
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 11/22/2017 7:05:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph!
Date: 11/20/2017 7:10:00 AM
Three wonderful poems depict interplay between nature and humans--they hit the mark!
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 11/20/2017 7:33:00 AM
Thanks so much, Vijay!