Scots haiku by John McDonald (Part 3)

  In August, 2000, I visited Edinburgh, Scotland, where I enjoyed Edinburgh Festival, and did the sights of the city, including the tour of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Festival   Edinburgh Festival is a collective term for several simultaneous arts and cultural festivals that take place during August each year in Edinburgh, Scotland. These festivals are … Continue reading Scots haiku by John McDonald (Part 3)

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Haiku by Brian McSherry in Iwate, Japan (Part 2)

  On April 10,2010, Brian Birdsell(McSherry) sent me an e-mail, contributing  a collection of short poems, which he has entitled  “Fair Equinox” and divided into 4 seasonal sections. Attached it the “winter poems”.   On May 18, 2010, he sent me the second e-mail, saying as follows: Thank you Mr. Hidenori Hiruta for your interest in … Continue reading Haiku by Brian McSherry in Iwate, Japan (Part 2)

Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta in Japan (2)

  First of all, I present you the following haiku I wrote when I visited 角館(かくのだて)(Kakunodate), Akita.   Hyakusui’s monument stands in beauty cherry blossoms さくらばな百穂の碑を飾りけり Sakurabana  Hyakusui no hi o  kazari keri     This is a monument inscribed with two tanka poems written by平福百穂(ひらふく ひゃくすい)(Hirafuku Hyakusui)(1877 - 1933), who was a Japanese-style painter … Continue reading Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta in Japan (2)

Haiku by Kirby Record at AIU in Japan ( Part 4 )

  Professor Kirby Record teaches as director of English for Academic Purposes at Akita International University (AIU) (国際教養大学) in Akita. He also writes haiku. He is a fellow haiku poet of mine.   Professor Kirby Record contributed his book of poetry titled ‘A Welcome Coolness’ to me. I post poetry in his book, dividing them … Continue reading Haiku by Kirby Record at AIU in Japan ( Part 4 )