Holding the water,(photograph © 2001, 2008 gerald england)
held by it -
the dark mud.
William J Higginson
From K is for Katikati Haiku Path.
Five weeks ago on Wordfield’s Haikai Pub William J Higginson (Bill to his friends) wrote
Sorry—illness has me offline for some time.Sadly Blogging Along Tobacco Road yesterday posted news of his death.
Although I never knew him personally, he and I exchanged letters and emails over many years. He contributed to The Art of Haiku.
A lot more will doubtless be said over the coming weeks and months about this giant of a man in the world of haiku.
For now, my heart goes out to his wife Penny and all other members of his family.
One of his links in the renku The Click of Mahjong Tiles composed as a result of his involvement with the haikutalk group is:
he thickens the water
mixing medicinal herbs
Bye Bill and thanks for everything.