International Haiku New Year’s Festival 2011 (Part 3)

  On the third day, we refer to the first experiences the moon rabbit had. What a wonderful experience it is to see the first sunrise of the New Year!       Secondly, the rabbits enjoy the poetry recitation, sharing international haiku with each other.   Claire Gardien (France)    クレイア・ガーディアン(フランス)     two thousand eleven             2011年 … Continue reading International Haiku New Year’s Festival 2011 (Part 3)

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Scots haiku by John McDonald (Part 4)

  John McDonald in Edinburgh writes haiku in Scots, one of the two languages native to Scotland as well as in English.     Last year John presented me with his three scots haiku books, whose titles are ‘THE THROU-GAUN CHIEL ‘, ‘FUME O PEAT REEK’‘, and ‘TUIM TIN TASSIE’.       He has … Continue reading Scots haiku by John McDonald (Part 4)

Scots haiku by John McDonald (Part 3)

  In August, 2000, I visited Edinburgh, Scotland, where I enjoyed Edinburgh Festival, and did the sights of the city, including the tour of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Festival   Edinburgh Festival is a collective term for several simultaneous arts and cultural festivals that take place during August each year in Edinburgh, Scotland. These festivals are … Continue reading Scots haiku by John McDonald (Part 3)

Haiku by John McDonald for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (5)

  On July 15, 2009, I received two comments from John McDonald in Edinburgh, UK. He was the first haiku poet to send us comments, saying “Good Luck” and encouraged us to continue posting haiku or articles on haiku. John also presented me with his haiku book, whose title is ‘THE THROU-GAUN CHIEL’.     He … Continue reading Haiku by John McDonald for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (5)

International Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (Akita, Northern Honshu, Japan)

  Akita International Haiku / Senryu / Tanka Network, whose website is Akita International Haiku Network, was established in Akita, Northern Honshu, Japan, in May, 2009.  We established this Network, with the motto, “We all try our best / in our busy, busy lives / to write poetry.”  We opened the website in the hope … Continue reading International Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (Akita, Northern Honshu, Japan)