The Results of the World Haiku Series 2020

The Results of the World Haiku Series 2020     Bashō's Farewell Haiku On November 28, 1694, Matsuo Bashō became critically sick with a stomach illness and died peacefully, surrounded by his disciples. He did not compose any formal death poem on his deathbed, but the following haiku he wrote four days before his death … Continue reading The Results of the World Haiku Series 2020

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (39)

2020年11月 短歌 November 2020, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   1.     ミネルヴァの知は冴えたるか深秋の彩り統べる黒き梟   Minerva's wisdom must be clearer… Dark Owl integrating the colours in deep autumn   -------------------------------------------------   <宮沢賢治の里行/ Drive to Miyazawa Kenji home town>  12 November 2020   私は先日、宮沢賢治の里、岩手県花巻市にある宮沢賢治童話村とイーハトーブまでドライブしてきました。宮沢賢治は日本を代表する天才詩人であり作家です。童話作家と紹介されていますが、その作品には仏教とキリスト教を主とした彼の深い信仰と思想が籠められています。詩であれ童話であれ、読むたびに、私は彼の澄んだ心の深さと優しさに心を打たれています。今回の投稿は、宮沢賢治童話村とイーハトーブを訪ねて詠った10首を投稿致します。尚、彼についてのより多くの説明はWikipediaにリンクさせて頂きました。   宮沢賢治について https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%AE%AE%E6%B2%A2%E8%B3%A2%E6%B2%BB The other day in the early … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (39)

Haiku by Željko Funda : “birds have feathers, lizards have the sun ” haibunnies

In May, 2017, Željko Funda, kindly presented his haiku book “birds have feathers, lizards have the sun ” haibunnies to me. Željko Funda is also one of the authors who kindly and delightedly sent his nice haiku to the World Haiku Series 2019.   Firstly, let me show you a few pages of his book, … Continue reading Haiku by Željko Funda : “birds have feathers, lizards have the sun ” haibunnies

Call for Submissions: Haiku Book Reviews

俳句の書評募集中 The Akita International Haiku Network is now accepting reviews of collections of haiku. The reviews will be published in Serow, Volume 4 (which will be published in early 2021). Mixed collections of poetry similar to haiku (e.g., tanka, senryū) are also accepted. Please note the following: ・the author of the review can NOT have … Continue reading Call for Submissions: Haiku Book Reviews

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (38)

2020年10月 短歌 October 2020, Tanka All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   1.     山越えて訪ふ者のまなかひに爽籟ひかる八塩の水面(みなも)   gentle zephyr… light waves shimmer on Lake Yashio spreading before my eyes reaching over the mountains   2.     爽籟は八塩の湖(うみ)にさざめきて眞日の光を天(あま)にかへさむ   gentle breeze letting Lake Yashio ripple returns the divine light to the welkin   3. … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (38)