The HAIKU seasons for India by Kala Ramesh

  Kala Ramesh is a poet in India, who writes haiku, tanka, haibun, senryu and renku. Here is the latest news about Kala’s haiku activities. Kala’s facebook page says as follows. I conducted 5 haiku sessions at Bookaroo Children's Literary Festival, Delhi from 22 to 26 November, 2012 it went off very well. This link … Continue reading The HAIKU seasons for India by Kala Ramesh

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Haibun by Kala Ramesh in India (1)

  Kala Ramesh is a poet in India, who writes haiku, tanka, haibun, senryu and renku.        On September 12, 2012, Kala presented us with her haibun ‘The Touch of Rain in Haiku’.   “The Touch of Rain in Haiku” 「俳句における雨の一筆」   By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of … Continue reading Haibun by Kala Ramesh in India (1)

Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (5)

  On March 11, 2011, we had the most powerful earthquake since records began, which struck the Pacific coast of Northeastern Honshu, Japan, triggering a massive tsunami.   Since then I have received e-mails and messages from haiku friends worldwide, in which they have sent their condolences and prayers through haiku, haiga, tanka, short poems, … Continue reading Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (5)

International Haiku New Year’s Festival 2011 (Part 1)

  The New Year’s Festival has started with the arrival of Gabi Greve’s rabbit. Gabi's rabbit came to Akita from Okayama on New Year’s Eve, participating in the festival.       Gabi says in her haiku:   New Year preparations - my rabbit in his coat      我が兎正月用にお召かえ of white     Patricia Lidia’s rabbit has got … Continue reading International Haiku New Year’s Festival 2011 (Part 1)

Haiku by Gabi Greve for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (12)

  Gabi Greve, a haiku friend of mine, in Okayama(岡山), Japan, kindly contributed her travelogue for the posting on May 23, on the last day of Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010. She loves haiku trips around Asia, writing travelogues as shown below.   one day in sunshine one day in pouring rain . . . travelling … Continue reading Haiku by Gabi Greve for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (12)

Basho’s stay in Kisakata, Akita (Part 2)

  On September 4, we received a comment on “Basho’s stay in Kisakata, Akita ( Part 1) from Dr. Gabi Greve. She said in her comment, “lately I enjoy Basho and the Sake no Hosomichi in the following site : http://washokufood.blogspot.com/2009/08/sake-no-hosomichi.html. I wonder what Basho might have eaten at Kisakata.”  Dr. Gabi Greve is German … Continue reading Basho’s stay in Kisakata, Akita (Part 2)