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Alan Watts Wrote Haiku

posted Feb 18, 2012, 11:40 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
 I’ve recently come across a couple of examples of haiku written by Alan Watts. I had previously found no evidence that he had ever written haiku himself, so I am pleased to be able to add this new evidence as a revision to footnote #13 in “Haiku Missionary: An Annotated Response to Alan Watts’ ‘Haiku.’” One of the haiku reads like a jisei, or death haiku:
 
                This is all there is;
                       the path comes to an end
                       among the parsley.
 
I continue to be on the lookout for any additional haiku Alan Watts might have written, and welcome any examples.