World Haiku Series 2019 (144)
Haiku by Pamela A. Babusci
the drip of lingerie
after the divorce
a tattered moon
in every window
5th Yamadera Bashô Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest (2013)
autumn equinox . . .
the last sip of
Magnapoets 3 (January 2009)
winter seclusion . . .
in a blue bowl
10th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest 2018
he lightly brushes
her mastectomy scars
Second Place Betty Drevniok Award 2019
weeding the garden
First Place 21st Mainichi Haiku Contest 2018
i climb the mountain with my eyes never ending snow
Museum of Haiku Literature Award 1995
(note: this is a one-line haiku)
before the monk
& his walking stick
60th Ueno Bashô Festival Contest (2006), Selected Haiku
candescent moon . . .
Basho Haiku Festival Anthology 2003
deep autumn …
on my mother’s grave
White Lotus 9 (fall/winter 2009)
— Translated by Hidenori Hiruta
Ms. Pamela A. Babusci kindly and delightedly her haiga photo for the World Haiku Series 2019.
Pamela A. Babusci, is an internationally award-winning haiku/tanka & haiga artist.
Some of her awards include: Museum of Haiku Literature Award, First Place Mount Fuji Tanka Contest (Japan)
First Place Mainichi Haiku Award including Full Moon Tide :
The Best of Tanka Splendor Awards, Taboo Haiku, Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka
Vol.1,The Delicate Dance of Wings, Chasing the Sun: selected haiku from HNA
2007 and Moonbathing: a journal of women’ s tanka. She was also the logo artist for Haiku
North America in NYC in 2003 and Haiku North America in Winston-Salem, NC in 2007.
Her haiga (haiku/tanka with painting) have been featured on Haiga-on-line, The Haiku
Foundation, Simply Haiku, Frameless Sky numerous haiku & tanka journals.
She has collaborated with several figurative and abstract painters in Rochester, NY at art galleries/shows.
Pamela is the founder and editor of: Moonbathing: a journal of women’s tanka, the first all-women international tanka journal.
Her e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
11 thoughts on “World Haiku Series 2019 (144) Haiku by Pamela A. Babusci”
I enjoyed reading your wonderful haiku again. The haiga was memorable to me.
Beautiful collection of haiku, everyone a gem.
Absolutely lovely set, Pamela.
Enjoyed reading them and mulling over the images!
Beautifully crafted haiku showing how we can get close to the Japanese aesthetic of “MA” 間 a seemingly empty space in the haiku yet full of unspoken words.
Wonderfully powerful and poignant tanka with its calligraphy of rain.
Call of the Page
many thx Hiruta for publishing my haiku & haiga in this wonderful series. many blessings
Beautiful poems, Pamela. It’s lovely to read a bunch of them together like this. Congratulations on this honor.
a truly lovely collection, pamela! love and light to you…
Wow! Absolutely love this poem. Although you have written many great ones, this one really touched me.
Dear haiku poets, or haijin, thank you very much for having sent fine haiku for the World Haiku Series 2019.
Sharing nice works of haiku is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Thanks a million again for having given such a good time, a rich source of inspiration, and a big delight. Hidenori Hiruta