Book Announcement! “Haiku Lake Tazawa” by Hidenori Hiruta

Hidenori Hiruta of the Akita International Haiku Network has published a new collection of haiku titled Haiku Lake Tazawa.

Here are a few pages (a sneak peek!) from the collection:

Mokichi Saitō composed three pieces of tanka about the legend of Tatsuko-hime. How sorrowful Tatsuko-hime is! He felt deep sorrow at her fate. Fulfilling her wish, she became a dragon as the god of the lake. Retaining eternal beauty, she lived in the dragon palace. However, the lake turned into a dam lake in 1940. The legend was completely lost. The statue of Tatsuko-hime was erected in 1968 on the shore of Katajiri.

Tatsuko-hime
crying for revival
on the lake

 

Voice of Kunimasu

We had persisted in this lake over several glacial and interglacial periods, and had coexisted with the local people living on the lakeside until January 20, 1940. However, we had to leave our bodies that year. We have been wandering in the universe. As for me, thanks to the gods, I have today turned into a cloud, floating in the heavens above the lake. I heartily hope that we will return to Lake Tazawa.     

Summer night’s dream –
swimming in the depths
all the year round

 

Author: Hidenori Hiruta (著), 秀法 蛭田 (著) 形式: Kindle版

Details:

  • ASIN : B08XP115X1
  • Publisher: Akita International Haiku Network 
  • Publication Date: 2021/2/27
  • Langugae: English
  • File Size: 23115 KB
  • Page length: 72 pages

2 thoughts on “Book Announcement! “Haiku Lake Tazawa” by Hidenori Hiruta

  1. Dear Hidenori Hiruta Sama: Congratulations on your new book!
    I sent you an email twice (from buon@sina.com), and it was returned. Then I tried a third time, from a different mailbox (kunming@inbox.lv). This time I wish you could receive it. Otherwise could you please give me a different address? -Chen Xiaoou

  2. Dear CHEN Xiaoou Sama,

    Thank you very much for your email and your fine works of poetry.

    We would like to share your works with our friends on the website in the near future.

    Please send ten pieces of your poetry, and some photos if possible.

    Best wishes,

    Hidenori Hiruta

    Akita International Haiku Network

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