Results of the World Haiku Series 2022

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It is my great delight and honor that I announce the results of the World Haiku Series 2022. Thanks to the enthusiasm and support of haiku poets and haiku lovers around the world, we had congratulatory poems submitted in both Japanese and English. We also had 130 submissions sent in Japanese, English, Russian, and Chinese.  … Continue reading Results of the World Haiku Series 2022

Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta in Japan (6)

On August 9, 2022, the August 2022 issue of the Argeș culture magazine was published in Romania. In this magazine Florin Golban created a haiku page for Florin Cezar Ciobîcă from Romania and Hidenori Hiruta from Japan with the help of Mrs. Mona Iordan, who kindly translated the texts. Please check out the page by … Continue reading Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta in Japan (6)

The Results of the World Haiku Series 2021

Instead of Matsuo Basho, it is my greatest delight and honor to announce the results of the World Haiku Series 2021. We would like to express our great gratitude to the authors who kindly and delightedly sent their fine works of haiku, photo haiku, or haiga. We are also willing to share their excellent works … Continue reading The Results of the World Haiku Series 2021

World Haiku Series 2020 (5) Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

World Haiku Series 2020 (5) Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy   standing apart-- fresh blossom embraces closely its petals   Country Roads, May 4, 2020   離れて立っている 新鮮な花が抱きしめる 花びらをしっかりと   lockdown-- I drag my shadow away from the windowpane   behind the mask: haiku in the time of Covid-19, Spring Moon Press, 2020   封鎖 … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (5) Haiku by Pravat Kumar Padhy

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 was recorded … Continue reading The Results of the World Haiku Series 2020