Haiku Special from the 3rd Japan – Russia Haiku Contest (7)

2015/06/24

 

The yearly pamphlet Akita – the Land of Poetry『詩の国秋田第6号』, whose 6th volume is posted as an e-pamphlet, features haiku special from the English haiku submitted to the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in 2014.

A great number of haiku fans willingly sent their haiku in English to the contest from 46 countries including Japan.

They compose haiku, the shortest form of poetry of three lines, catching the haiku moment through their observation or insight.

They write haiku, seeking for “pure present”, which might express “the eternal now.”

We sincerely hope that haiku will be shared with each other, which helps us realize the pleasure of writing haiku again. 

We also hope that haiku could deepen mutual understanding and enjoyment of different cultures between those people who read or compose the poem, helping make the world peaceful.

  

Haiku Special

 

Claude Lopez-Ginisty(Switzerland)

 

Tears were shed one day

In Japan and in Russia

But they became dew

 

 

Stania Helga (Switzerland)

 

isle of my early years

the ferry

docks──   casts off──

 

 

Chen Ching-Ling(Taiwan)

 

Fireworks in the sky,

Heat touch skin, but cold inside,

Weep to say goodbye.

 

 

Brouwer Bouwe(The Netherlands)

 

commuter train –

the winter sun travelling

through the trees

 

 

Anthony Court((U.K.)

 

Sesshus’s deft brush strokes

Flow from his mind, like the sea

Spirit and ink one

 

 

Davidson Tracy (UK)

 

distant mountain

every time I near you

you pull away

 

 

Dobson James(UK)

 

origami frog–

my fingers and thumbs

are cooling off

 

 

Parsons  John (UK)

 

where green sea turns blue

our separate lives

become one

  

SUMMERS Alan (U.K.)

 

dissecting my inevitable death coded mayflies

 

 

Blöttenberger Meik (German-American U.S.A.)

 

burgundy tulips—

a gypsy begs

to read my palm

 

 

brady brett(USA)

 

lightning—

a fly’s wing flutters

off the web

 

 

Brager Mark E.(United States)

 

sheltering

against the dawn . . .

thistledown

 

 

Burch Susan (USA)

 

meteor trail

where

have you been

 

 

Byrnes Sondra(USA)

 

the sea at nightfall—

waiting to say

more

  

Gilbert Colin(United States of America)

 

yesterday’s weight

lightened

by morning sun

 

 

Grisetti Joann(United States of America)

 

pearl divers

along the road to Nagasaki

prayers offered

 

 

Hart William(USA)

 

ides of march

upstart trees surge and flail

the flagpole clangs

 

 

Horst Ludwig (U.S.A)

 

A homeless woman

a feather in harvest breeze

resting a moment

 

 

Kilby Howard Lee(USA )

 

tea ceremony 

two old warriors without swords 

sitting together 

 

 

MACHMILLER Patricia J.(USA)

 

tulip magnolia—

the shape of laughter is

the shape of tears

 

 

michele l. harvey(USA)

 

glimmer of stars…

the river of memory

that makes a life

 

 

RUSSELL TIMOTHY(UNITED STATES)

 

gibbous moon

my father’s corpse again

its dead mouth

 

 

We are now holding the 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest.

Readers are invited to send haiku about “lake” to Hidenori Hiruta at the Akita

International Haiku Network by e-mail to (shhiruta@nifty.com).  

 

By Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

 

 

 

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