World Haiku Series 2019 (44) Haiku by Erin Castaldi

World Haiku Series 2019 (44) Haiku by Erin Castaldi   dust motes in the darkened dayroom a straight flush Published in Hedgerow Spring Issue 127, 2019   ほこり 暗くなった娯楽室 ストレートフラッシュ   coo the latitude between drooping petals Published in International Haiku Conference Anthology 2019   ハトの鳴き声 間の広さ しおれる花びら   on the wind scent of thunder … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 (44) Haiku by Erin Castaldi

UPDATE: 2019 Akita International Haiku Contest

Greetings Akita International Haiku Network Friends, February 4th was the first day of risshun 立春, or the coming of spring (in the Northern Hemisphere, of course!) Instead of white apricot petals outside, however, the people in Akita woke up to a fresh snowfall. I would like to update everyone who entered the 2019 Akita International Haiku … Continue reading UPDATE: 2019 Akita International Haiku Contest

World Haiku Series 2019 (43) Haiku by Eduard Schmidt-Zorner

World Haiku Series 2019 (43) Haiku by Eduard Schmidt-Zorner   shadows glide across clouding the cheerful bower my lone hiding place   影が滑るように横切る 楽しい木陰を暗くしながら 私の唯一の隠れ場所   counting the days black crow knocks at the window cold wind’s hollow voice   日数を数えている 黒いカラスが窓を叩く 冷たい風のうつろな声   early winter night frost-- the door opening gently a framed pale … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 (43) Haiku by Eduard Schmidt-Zorner

World Haiku Series 2019 (42) Haiku by Ed Bremson

World Haiku Series 2019 (42) Haiku by Ed Bremson   spring… crosswalk signals chirping Spring 2013 The Mainichi Daily and Asahi Shimbun   春… 横断歩道信号 囀っている   rainy spring night her yellowed goodbye note slightly damp June 12, 2018 Autumn Moon Haiku Journal   雨の春の夜 彼女の黄ばんださよならのメモ わずかに湿っている   in a peaceful field… elephants’ memories of … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 (42) Haiku by Ed Bremson

World Haiku Series 2019 (41) Haiku by Dušan Mijajlović Adski

World Haiku Series 2019 (41) Haiku by Dušan Mijajlović Adski   A thrown stone is lost in the whirlpool depth – the learnt my lesson   投げられた石 渦の深淵に消え去った- 学んだ私のレッスン   The same hill nearly the same road – but I'm old   同じ丘 ほとんど同じ道路- だけど私は年老いた   Morning in the village – the dew glow on … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 (41) Haiku by Dušan Mijajlović Adski

山谷番楽五百年 : Five Centuries of Yamaya Bangaku

「山谷番楽(やまやばんがく)五百年」 -短歌12首― 蓬田(よもぎだ) 真弓 “Five Centuries of Yamaya Bangaku” ―12 pieces of Tanka― YOMOGIDA Mayumi                    山谷(やまや)番(ばん)楽(がく)は秋田県秋田市太平(たいへい)山谷(やまや)地区に伝わる民俗芸能である。太平山信仰の山伏らによって伝えられたとされている。山谷番楽には、面を付けて舞う演目がある。番楽面は十五面で、生きているという言い伝えがある。(蓬田真弓)      Yamaya bangaku is a folk art inherited in Yamaya District, Akita City, Akita Prefecture.  It is said to have been handed down by yamabushi, hermits who believe in the spirits of Mt. Taihei.  Some Yamaya bangaku performances are mask dancing.  … Continue reading 山谷番楽五百年 : Five Centuries of Yamaya Bangaku