World Haiku Series 2020 (30) Haiku by G. ANBAZHAGAN

Burial place of orphan grows accidentally Vincarosea 孤児の埋葬地 偶然に成長する ツルニチニチソウ It is hidden in-the beauty of gloriosa lily  announcement of snowy night 隠されている グロリオサの美しさ 雪の夜の発表 Bamboo forest ablaze mukhari raga in the tune of flute, comes from somewhere 竹林の炎 フルートの曲のムカリラーガ、 どこかから聞こえて来る Lurking lizard climbs when will it fly away the beetle on Buddha. 潜んでいるトカゲが登る いつ飛んでいくのか … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (30) Haiku by G. ANBAZHAGAN

The Results of the 2021 Genjuan International Haibun Contest

It was a good year for American writers and also for writers in Ireland! We received 139 entries from approx. 20 countries. Our gratitude goes to all entrants. The four prize-winning entries should be posted to the Icebox https://hailhaiku.wordpress.com/ on a separate page in a week or so (find black panel link 'Genjuan Winning Pieces 2021' at … Continue reading The Results of the 2021 Genjuan International Haibun Contest

World Haiku Series 2020 (29) Haiku by Dmitry Shestakovsky 

ancient temple  instead of an icon a window to the sky  (one of the winners of The 3rd Basho-an International English Haiku Competition, 2020) 古代の寺院 イコンの代わりに 空に向けた窓 where are you now a butterfly lands on the cross  今どこにいるの 蝶 十字架に着陸 first snow my childhood friend has white temples  初雪 私の幼なじみ 髪が灰色 reflection in a puddle the height takes my breath away  水たまりの反射 高さ … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (29) Haiku by Dmitry Shestakovsky 

World Haiku Series 2020 (28) Haiku by Geethanjali Rajan

1. first sunrise -   a wrinkled leaf catches  the golden light 初日の出 しわよった葉がとらえる 金色の光を 2. pony ride - pink-ribbon pigtails  follow her squeals ポニーライド ピンクのリボンのお下げ髪 鳴き声について行く 3. beachside stroll - clinging to the salt breeze the smell of dried fish ビーチサイドの散歩 潮風がしみつく 魚の干物のにおい 4. long weekend - in every vacant field a game of cricket … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (28) Haiku by Geethanjali Rajan

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (43)

2021年3月 短歌 March 2021, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳    1 早春のひかり全き駒ヶ岳 田沢の湖(うみ)に霊峰うつす Mt. Komagatake in the whole light of early spring mirrors  its beauteous divinity in Lake Tazawa 2 辰子潟おもひ深きの奇し乙女そこひにしづみ凍つること無し Lake Tazawa has never frozen  because  the ethereal girl loving beauty  deeply sinks to the utmost 3  学び舎(まなびや)の灯火ほのぼの幽暗の空に枝おく目覚めの桜 mildly lights of … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (43)

World Haiku Series 2020 (27) Haiku by Erin Castaldi

early fog morning glories turn the other cheek Winter 20/21 Poetry Pea Journal 早朝の霧 朝顔が もう一方の頬を向ける dry lake bed the rainy season’s unresistant path Poetry Pea Podcast 9/21/20 乾燥した湖底 雨期の 抵抗力のない道 stockpiling hugs the things we cannot take with us Indigenous Media Anthology 2020 備蓄ハグ できないこと 一緒に持って行くことが bamboo grove a leaning wilderness weaves shadows Cattails … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (27) Haiku by Erin Castaldi

World Haiku Series 2020 (26) Haiku by Dan Iulian

World Haiku Series 2020 (26) Haiku by Dan Iulian   cherry trees in bloom - in her vocabulary new words   満開の桜 彼女の語彙に 新しい単語   the rhythm of rain - measuring whose loneliness is greater   Frameless Sky, Issue 13, nov. 2020   雨のリズム 測定する 誰の孤独が大きいか   asylum - don't visit him anymore not even … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (26) Haiku by Dan Iulian

World Haiku Series 2020 (25) Haiku by Franjo Ordanić

World Haiku Series 2020 (25) Haiku by Franjo Ordanić   first day of school first-grader's fear trickling down his leg   12th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest 2020   始業日 一年生の恐怖が滴る 足から下に   summer rain slugs having party in my garden   European Kukai 2020 (#3/23)   夏の雨 ナメクジがパーティーをしている 私の庭で   calm sea … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (25) Haiku by Franjo Ordanić

Book Announcement! “Haiku Lake Tazawa” by Hidenori Hiruta

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Hidenori Hiruta of the Akita International Haiku Network has published a new collection of haiku titled Haiku Lake Tazawa. The English version is available as an Amazon ebook (details below). It's a wonderful collection of haiku and photos of Akita. Here are a few pages (a sneak peek!) from the collection:   CONTENTSPreface... 3The Lake … Continue reading Book Announcement! “Haiku Lake Tazawa” by Hidenori Hiruta

World Haiku Series 2020 (24) Haiku by Elena Asch

World Haiku Series 2020 (24) Haiku by Elena Asch   Day of the revolution the last dandelions are turning gray   革命の日 最後のタンポポ 灰色になっている   nothing to wear the sun is setting in the weeds   着るものは何もない 太陽が沈んで行く 雑草の中    the smell of a thunderstorm a Daisy on the roadside has two petals   雷雨のにおい … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (24) Haiku by Elena Asch