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2020 Akita International Haiku Contest RESULTS!

2020年度秋田国際俳句コンテストの結果! The Akita International Haiku Network is pleased to announce the winners of the 9th Annual Akita International Haiku Contests. It truly was an "international" contest, with poets from nearly 50 countries and 5 continents. In total, there were 607 haiku! We would like to thank all the judges, teachers, and haiku clubs around the globe who … Continue reading 2020 Akita International Haiku Contest RESULTS!

World Haiku Series 2020 (12) Haiku by Christina Chin

World Haiku Series 2020 (12) Haiku by Christina Chin     a kiss beside the shoji screen  b u t t e r f l i e s    Published in Akitsu Quarterly Journal   キス 障子のそばで 蝶々     checkered light under the trellis petrea volubilis   Published in Cantos 2020    多彩な光 格子の下 … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (12) Haiku by Christina Chin

World Haiku Series 2020 (11) Haiku by Daniela Misso

World Haiku Series 2020 (11) Haiku by Daniela Misso   the silence of jasmine incense… evening shadows   The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Haikuist Network/David McMurray August 21, 2020   沈黙 ジャスミンの香りの 夕方の影   bedridden –  the route of swallows  above my roof    Modern Haiku Volume 51.3 2020   寝たきり 燕のルート 私の屋根の上   a one-legged … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (11) Haiku by Daniela Misso

World Haiku Series 2020 (10) Haiku by Adam Kajzer

World Haiku Series 2020 (10) Haiku by Adam Kajzer   A-bomb blast centre long row of lanterns flows on the Motoyasu River   (Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest, 74th Basho Festival, Grand Prize)   原爆の爆心地 長い列の灯籠が流れる 元安川を   the Chopin’s statue drenching brittle willow floating in the wind   (Soka Matsubara International Haiku Competition, Outstanding … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (10) Haiku by Adam Kajzer

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (41)

2021年1月 短歌 January 2021, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳      1    君よりのいらへ無きをこぼしたれば即届きしボイスメッセージ   grumbling about no-response -- I got a voice-message from you right away   2     霜ふりて靄ふかき朝ねず色の空よりもるる幽けき日輪     on a morning with frost in deep mist… the faint and ethereal sunlight leaks through the grey sky … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (41)

World Haiku Series 2020 (9) Haiku by Ram Krishna Singh

World Haiku Series 2020 (9) Haiku by Ram Krishna Singh   half-clad and bare foot she croons an old song selling candy on roadside   半裸でそして素足で 彼女は古い歌をやさしく歌っている 道端でキャンデーを売りながら   forever a visiting guest-- loneliness   永遠に 訪問する客― 孤独   unlockdown: fractured biorhythm deity distance   封鎖解除 壊れたバイオリズム 神の距離   sunset-- smoke and mirror muddy path … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (9) Haiku by Ram Krishna Singh

World Haiku Series 2020 (8) Haiku by Andrea Cecon 

World Haiku Series 2020 (8) Haiku by Andrea Cecon    travel ban ~ my mind wanders in our past   Poetry Pea, S3E14 (voyages)   旅行禁止 私の心はさ迷う 私たちの過去に   crossing the border I change a word in my haiku   Poetry Pea, S3E14 (voyages)   国境を越える 言葉を変える 私の俳句で   off the train the sunlight takes … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (8) Haiku by Andrea Cecon 

World Haiku Series 2020 (7) Haiku by Arunachalashiva Ravi Sankar 

World Haiku Series 2020 (7) Haiku by Arunachalashiva Ravi Sankar    a sugarcane leaf tries to shade the mount Annamalai    (Mount Annamalai is a holy mountain in South India and this is my photo haiku )   サトウキビの葉 陰を作ろうとする アンナマライ山に     game over reaches to mother's arm a baby squirrel    ゲームオーバー 母の腕に達する … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (7) Haiku by Arunachalashiva Ravi Sankar 

World Haiku Series 2020 (6) Haiku by Arvinder Kaur  

World Haiku Series 2020 (6) Haiku by Arvinder Kaur   the gentle swing of a poppy - hopping bees ( published at The Mainichi July 15,2020 )   穏やかな揺れ ケシの 飛び回るハチ   mother's funeral - the breeze gently caressing my hair ( Honourable mention 23'rd Mainichi Haiku Contest )   母の葬式 そよ風がやさしく 私の髪を愛撫する   self … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (6) Haiku by Arvinder Kaur  

石田三成辞世420周年:the 420th Anniversary of Ishida Mitsunari’s Farewell Tanka

Ishida Mitsunari (石田三成)is familiar in Akita Prefecture, Japan, as is shown in Hidenori Hiruta's e-book “HAIKU Surmounting 山上” published as (English Edition) Kindle版 through Amazon on September 9, 2019. Hiruta's haiku book has a page on a present sent from Ishida Mitsunari to Satake Yoshinobu(佐竹義宣), the first lord of the Akita Domain. Here is a copy … Continue reading 石田三成辞世420周年:the 420th Anniversary of Ishida Mitsunari’s Farewell Tanka

World Haiku Series 2020 (5) Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

World Haiku Series 2020 (5) Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy   standing apart-- fresh blossom embraces closely its petals   Country Roads, May 4, 2020   離れて立っている 新鮮な花が抱きしめる 花びらをしっかりと   lockdown-- I drag my shadow away from the windowpane   behind the mask: haiku in the time of Covid-19, Spring Moon Press, 2020   封鎖 … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (5) Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy