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Haiku Classic: Feb. 19, 2017

Snow falls gracefully

    As the cold touches my face

    Like long fingers...

    --

    Joseph Graeme (Grade 7, Anthony's School Kitimat, Canada)

    Selected and commented on by Isamu Hashimoto.

    This haiku could well have come from a first-class adult professional with supreme haiku talent and one strictly adhering to a syllabic haiku style. However, the 5-7-5 system is often taught at elementary and secondary schools. In fact, the author was in the seventh grade. Oh, what a talented boy! If this young man continues to write haiku, I am sure he will become a leading haijin in the United States. Among other points, the simile in the last line is superb. I know of a similar example in our country: a balancing doll / nods / in the autumn wind (Tomomi Harada, 10 years old)

    --

    For Making a Good Haiku

    Hint 18: Haiku with no seasonal word will do when there is "newness."

    eyeglasses on

    from above

    dropping a lotion

    -- IH

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