Daily Haiku: April 18, 2021

path to my dogs’ grave
mulch deep
with memory
 
 
 
by Donna Bauerly (USA)
 
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Daily Haiku: April 17, 2021

first day of spring
this longing to be
a butterfly
 
 
 
by Eufemia Griffo (Italy)
cattails, April 2020
Posted in Beginning Writers, Butterflies, creative writing, Daily Haiku, Eufemia Griffo, Haiku | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Daily Haiku: April 16, 2021

the light
showing so many paths
through the woods

 

by Tom Clausen (USA)

Akitsu Quarterly, Summer 2019

Posted in Beginning Writers, creative writing, Daily Haiku, Haiku, Nature, Tom Clausen | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Daily Haiku Special: April 15, 2021

Special by Roberta Beary: Two Haiku
 
 
shooting star 
we stay up to watch
the baby sleep
 

 
dementia ward
the knotted string
of paper cranes
 
 
 
by Roberta Beary (Ireland/USA)
seashores journal, Vol. 6, April 2021
 
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Daily Haiku: April 14, 2021

closing day

one last goodbye

at the dog’s grave

 

by Bryan Rickert (USA)

Frogpond, Vol. 44.1, Winter 2021

 

 

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Daily Haiku: April 13, 2021

senryu

free haircut . . .

homeless veteran

sits tall

by Roberta Beach Jacobson (USA)
bottle rockets, #39, 2018
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Daily Haiku: April 12, 2021

solitary walk
the rhyming couplets
of a brown thrasher
 
 
 
by Robyn Hood Black (USA)
bottle rockets, #43, 2020
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Daily Haiku Special: April 11, 2021, 2 Haiku by Debbie Strange

rippling waves

you teach me how

to film the wind

 

Grand Prix

10th Setouchi-Matsuyama Int’l Photo-Haiku Contest, 2020

 

 

ripening pear the bruises that never heal

 

Longlisted

Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems, 2020

 

 

 

by Debbie Strange (Canada)

 

 

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Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All

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 Read the Great  Reviews of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All:

An altogether brilliant work that must be read by anyone with so much as a passing interest in haiku. Charlotte Digregorio has penned a masterpiece! She has written the definitive guide to one of poetry’s most fascinating genres. This work belongs on the bookshelf of any poet who is serious about writing the kind of haiku that editors want to publish.

-–John J. Dunphy, Author and Poet, Touching Each Tree 

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This book is overall the best one out there on the subject. The amount of information is extraordinary and exceeds that found in any other book. In particular, the commentaries on selected poems are very good, intelligent, and sensitive, and really place keys into the hands of readers for unlocking the mysteries and joys of haiku literature–from its roots in Japan to its present robust evolution in English and other languages.

-–Michael McClintock, Award-Winning Author/Editor of Haiku & Tanka Books

Former President of The Tanka Society of America

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If a book about haiku inspires the reader to create haiku, then Charlotte Digregorio’s Haiku and Senryu guide has done its job bountifully. Digregorio calls this “A Simple Guide for All” and she isn’t kidding. Her basic instruction simplifies the process of writing haiku without sacrificing the beauty and the pleasure that are essential. The examples of well-known haikuists shimmer with perfection! If you are interested in pursuing this lovely, subtle art form, THIS is the guide you need. Fantastic guide! I can’t believe how much I learned.

-–Robin Stratton, Editor, Boston Literary Magazine

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Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All is exactly what it says it is: a way into the reading, writing and publishing of the world’s favorite genre. Premised on the idea that one doesn’t need to be a professional poet to enjoy it, Haiku and Senryu will inform you on why poets and non-poets alike love the genre; how to read them for maximum enjoyment; where they came from; how to organize them; and how to get them into print and other people’s heads. Whether a newbie or a seasoned veteran, you’re sure to come away with a deeper appreciation of the genre. And it’s also a considerable anthology of some of the best English-language haiku to be found.

–The Haiku Foundation

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A strong overview of haiku. A wealth of material on how to introduce and teach haiku to children, college students, and interested adults. For busy teachers the material will make it easier to provide guidance to their students. Any teacher would be thrilled for the helpful guidance, examples, and tools for presenting the form to the next generation. The pain and work involved in creating one’s own lesson plans is gone with the author’s well-honed presentations. The bibliography also contains a wealth of material. Buy a copy for teachers, students, or interested poets and just tell them to read it. This volume will not steer them wrong, and gives any reader something with meat to hang their hat on while they discover or further explore haiku. It will remain on my shelf.

Mike Rehling, Book Reviewer, United Haiku and Tanka Society

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Marvelous book! Marvelous insight. I truly enjoyed this book, being wonderfully surprised by the new information I didn’t know. The chapter on teaching haiku was especially great, since I’ve taught it, but by a different method. And, Charlotte Digregorio’s haiku often evoke a chuckle of wry recognition or stop you dead in your tracks from awe. She seems well acquainted with the quotidian’s variety of her days, from homeless folk, to nature’s evocation and to loss and sorrow.

-–Donna Bauerly, Professor Emeritus, Loras College

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An energetic and comprehensive guide by a prolific writer and educator with insightful perspectives and a generous sampling of published haiku and senryu. This practical guide is delivered in a relaxed, conversational tone so that the lessons and examples are informative and easily accessible. Extensive appendices and bibliography.

Frogpond, Journal of the Haiku Society of America

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This book will hook the beginning reader and leave them wanting more. The book demystifies the genre. It offers haiku that are accessible and doable. The “Getting Published” section offers some good tips on submitting to and building a relationship with editors. The large reference section with bibliography of educational books, anthologies, collections, journals, and websites will be of great value to beginning readers.

–Paul Miller, Editor of Modern Haiku journal

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I honor the work Charlotte Digregorio has done on behalf of English-language haiku in Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. She has a gift for writing clearly, concentrating on what matters beyond passing controversy.

–Dr. Robert Epstein, Psychologist

Author, Checkout Time is Noon: Death Awareness Haiku 

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I highly recommend Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. Comprehensive!

-–Denis Garrison, Author, Fire Blossoms: The Birth of Haiku Noir

 Editor, Modern English Tanka Press

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A great beginner’s guide that presents/explains the spirit and essence of haiku.

-–Mike Montreuil, Haiku and Tanka Publisher, Editions des petits nuages

First Vice President, Haiku Society of America

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Anyone can benefit from this book’s simple, clear advice. Digregorio offers time-tested, yet fresh and flexible pedagogy–actual lesson plans for those who wish to teach haiku. Intermediate and advanced practitioners will benefit from reminders of simple concepts long forgotten or never learned. We are given new ways to think about the poetry we read.

Speed Bump Journal

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Offers excellent advice on haiku writing. It is a great book and has helped many of us in our haiku journey, and doubtless will for many years to come.

Andy McLellan, Poet and Author, birth/stones: Selected Haiku and Haibun

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117 Seats Filled: Free Poetry Workshop

Hurry and Register! Three Seats Left! Charlotte Digregorio will give a free ZOOM poetry workshop, sponsored by the Winnetka (IL) Public Library. “Write & Publish Great Poetry” is slated for Sunday, April 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Chicago-USA Time).

For information and registration, (free workshop for all from everywhere), click this Library link: https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events/…. Charlotte is the author of two poetry reference books: Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing and Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, along with five other books.

In the workshop, we will analyze various poems by famous poets. Among them, a few short poems– three haiku and one tanka, but mostly long poems. There will be lecture: what is poetry; why does it matter; poetry as a healing art; important elements that poems should have; finding ideas for poems; poetic voice; how to submit poems and specific suggestions of journals for beginning/experienced poets to send work to. There will also be a “short poem” writing exercise. Those who wish may read their poem out loud (or a previously written one), as time allows. And, questions will be answered.

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Daily Haiku: April 10, 2021

wildfires–
in the falling ash
my neighbors’ homes
 
 
by Ce Rosenow (USA)
Frogpond, Vol. 44.1, Winter 2021
 
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Daily Haiku: April 9, 2021

senryu
 
 
 
the cacophony
of slot machines
white lightning
 
 
 
by Sharon Rhutasel-Jones (USA)
bottle rockets, #43, 2020
Posted in creative writing, Daily Haiku, gambling, Haiku, Senryu, Sharon Rhutasel-Jones | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Daily Haiku: April 8, 2021

senryu
 
 
 
crime meeting
i learn the names
of my neighbors
 
 
 
 
by Roberta Beary (Ireland/USA)
Modern Haiku, Vol. 43.2, Summer 2012
Posted in Daily Haiku, Haiku, neighbors, Roberta Beary, Senryu | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Daily Haiku: April 7, 2021

senryu
 
 
 
family reunion
no one notices
when I say goodbye
 
 
 
by Barbara Tate (USA), Author
far more than I ever was, 2021
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Daily Haiku: April 6, 2021

social distance
learning to love
being alone
 
 
 
by Lynne Jambor (Canada)
Haiku Canada Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, February 2021
 
Posted in Covid, Daily Haiku, Haiku, Lynne Jambor, Senryu, Short Poems | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Poem by Roberta Beary

Domestic Poem: After Reading Omens by Danusha Laméris

Because we can’t know what’s next, I say,

the dandelions multiplied overnight,

but you mowed the lawn yesterday,

or was it last Thursday?

The days are melting into one another.

I thought today was Friday but it’s Sunday.

I know because you cooked sausages for breakfast.

Today on our walk you say, what a lovely afternoon. 

It’s only 11:30 in the morning, I mumble.

Surreptitiously I lift my sleeve. 

My moonface watch shows 2:30.

 

Because we can’t know what’s next, I say,

You were right and I was wrong. 

Something I never would before all this.

It starts to rain, we turn around for home.

I stare at the dandelions. You read the paper.

Rain turns to mist turns to sunshine. 

 

Because we can’t know what’s next 

you plug in the lawn mower. 

Its bright orange cord cuts us in two

me seated at the kitchen table

you on your patch of green, headphones on.

 

Because we can’t know what’s next 

The Times is open to page 23.

I wait till mower faces shed

to turn the paper to page one.

When you ask me why I say,

because we can’t know what’s next. 

 

 

by Roberta Beary (Ireland/USA)

The Phare, Spring 21

Write Words Competition Issue

https://www.thephare.com/domesticpoemafterreadingomens

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Daily Haiku: April 5, 2021

breath and ocean
all the stories
of our tides
 
 
 
by David Kāwika Eyre (USA), Author
The Nothing That Is
Posted in Daily Haiku, David Eyre, Haiku, nature, Short Poems | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Daily Haiku: April 4, 2021

senryu
 
 
sha do be do be do
band bus rumbling home
through the night
 
 
 
by Pris Campbell (USA)
brass bell: a haiku journal, April 2021
 
Posted in creative writing, Daily Haiku, Haiku, Pris Campbell, Senryu, Short Poems | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Almost All 99 Seats Taken for This Free Workshop

Hurry and Register! Charlotte Digregorio will give a free ZOOM poetry workshop, sponsored by the Winnetka (IL) Public Library. “Write & Publish Great Poetry” is slated for Sunday, April 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Chicago-USA Time). For information and registration, (free workshop for all from everywhere), click this Library link: https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events/…. Charlotte is the author of two poetry reference books: Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing and Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, along with five other books.

In the workshop, we will analyze various poems by famous poets. Among them, a few short poems– three haiku and one tanka. There will be mostly lecture: what is poetry; why does it matter; poetry as a healing art; important elements that poems should have; finding ideas to write poems about; poetic voice; and how to submit poems and specific suggestions of journals for beginning/experienced poets to send work to. There will also be a short poem writing exercise. Those who wish may read their poem out loud (or a previously written one).

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Daily Haiku: April 3, 2021

senryu

three thousand feet . . .
now I bank the glider
and dive
   
by Paul Beech (Wales)
brass bell: a haiku journal, April 2021
 
Posted in adventure, creative writing, Daily Haiku, Haiku, Paul Beech, Senryu | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Daily Haiku: April 2, 2021

senryu
 
 
 
miscarriage
the silence between them
darker tonight
 
 
 
by Robert Epstein (USA)
The Temple Bell Stops: Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and Change, 2012
 
Posted in Daily Haiku, Haiku, miscarriage, Robert Epstein, Senryu, sorrow | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Daily Haiku: April 1, 2021

senryu

 

self-portrait
getting to know myself
a little better

 

by Karen Harvey (North Wales)

Haiku Dialogue, Dec. 23, 2020

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Daily Haiku: March 31, 2021

marigolds
mother’s planter filled
with sunlight
 
 
 
by Rick Daddario (USA)
 
Posted in creative writing, Daily Haiku, Haiku, Nature, Rick Daddario | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

Daily Haiku: March 30, 2021

years since his death
his toothbrush
still in its holder
by Seren Fargo (USA)

The Temple Bell Stops:
Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and Change, 2012
Posted in Beginning Writers, creative writing, Daily Haiku, Haiku, Seren Fargo | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Daily Haiku: March 29, 2021

flag-draped coffin:
one who set out in a crowd
returns home alone
 
 
 
by Mike Dillon (USA)
Modern Haiku, 35.3, 2004
 
Posted in Daily Haiku, death, Haiku, Mike Dillon, Short Poems | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Daily Haiku: March 28, 2021

senryu

 

touchdown . . .

the atheist beside me

stops praying

 

by Carole MacRury (USA)

Haiku Canada Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, February 2021

Posted in Beginning Writers, Carole MacRury, creative writing, Daily Haiku, Haiku, Senryu | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Daily Haiku Special, March 27, 2021: New Book by Robert Epstein!

Many of you know the prolific work of Robert Epstein, psychologist and haiku author, editor, and anthologist, from reading this blog. Epstein has a new book out, Contemplating Nature: Pictures, Passages & Haiku. It’s another winner among his dozens of titles.

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Below, are four samples of haiku from this book:

tall summer grass

so dry it hums

Dad’s death day

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it’s all over 

now that she named it

yarrow

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zen tea garden –– 

taking a long sip

of the red bridge

•••

uncertain future

I rest my head on a stream

of moonlight

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  • ASIN : B08X65NM3Z
  • Publisher : Independently published (February 9, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 229 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 979-8701616118
  • Item Weight : 11 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.52 x 9 inches

Note: This book is available through Amazon, as are some of Epstein’s others.

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Daily Haiku: March 26, 2021

bookmarking
mother’s prayerbook
a four-leaf clover
 
 
 
by Jocelyn Ajami (USA)
Frogpond, Vol. 44.1, Winter 2021
 
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Daily Haiku: March 25, 2021

vanishing point
where the road disappears
the hospice

 

by Maxianne Berger (Canada)

Wales Haiku Journal, Spring 2020

Posted in Daily Haiku, death, Haiku, hospice, illness, Maxianne Berger | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Daily Haiku: March 24, 2021

senryu
 
 
 
one day at a time lottery ticket
 

by S.M. Kozubek (USA)

Frogpond, 40:2, 2017
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Daily Haiku: March 23, 2021

cool spring rain–
on the edge of memory
the scent of his collar
 

by Sari Grandstaff (USA)

A Winner

Golden Haiku Contest, 2018

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Daily Haiku: March 22, 2021

 
melting snow
walking on last year’s
worn grass
 
 
 
by Barbara Eaton (USA)
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Free Verse by Barbara Kaufmann

Joy Ride

think how your body moved down the avenue of fourteen
hips swaying into tomorrow and the next day

how you curl your tongue around the idea of chocolate
consumed by it even as your body consumes it

how your eyes connect with other eyes,
locking you into that inevitable, unforgettable dance

and feel how your body shudders and utters delight
when you share its secrets

how Beethoven ravaged, savaged your heart
invading, vibrating a joyous ode across tiny ear drums

how your skin felt like silk when you dove into the ocean,
and the salt-flecked water blessed, caressed and ate you

how your body worked to roll out another and another body,
sweating and pushing, pushing and sweating you bore them out

then swooned at the scent of brand new-born
pouring into every open door your body owns

how you are stunned when you rise from a daydream
and your eyes run across the sky, immense, intense with clouds

how you glow when a little boy stops playing
to touch your cheek lightly, politely planting a kiss

how a river of pleasure runs through your nose when a rose
shrugs off its holy fragrance

and oh,
feel how your heart pumped as you jumped on your bike
willing your eight year old legs to ride forever

how you soared, when you stopped on the road to Yosemite, awed
and had to lie on the hood of the car to keep from falling into the stars

and how your heart sings in time with the birds
when spring arrives to banish, vanish winter

your body convulses and pulses with laughter,
tears flowing, you fall down on the floor

when you think what an impossible joy-ride it has given you
ever since you climbed aboard at your naked, gasping birth.

 

by Barbara Kaufmann (USA)

Bards Annual 2014 – A Poetry Anthology

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Daily Haiku: March 21, 2021

birdsong
lifting the sun up
in three notes
 
 
 
by Barbara Kaufmann (USA)
brass bell: a haiku journal, Aug. 1, 2015
 
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Daily Haiku Special: March 20, 2021–New Poetry Collection by Barbara Tate!

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Barbara Tate, a very accomplished writer and author of many genres, has just published “far more than I ever was: haiku, tanka and haibun.” It’s a very attractive, generous, and endearing collection by someone whose work is often featured on this blog, and whose poems appear worldwide.

As the author states in the Introduction, “To me haiku, senryu and tanka are an awareness either from a memory or a moment that strikes like a flash of lightning and begs to be written . . .”

As all great haiku, tanka, and haibun, Tate’s pieces place you right in the moment. Below are just a few fresh and succinct samples of her inspiring and relatable poems that you’ll come back to again and again:

taking a walk

the old dog in my shadow

• • •

sunset walk

a pool of gold

at the rainbow’s end

• • •

Niagara Falls

a bride’s bouquet pitched

in the rapids

• • •

early snow

catching the sky

on my tongue

• • •

trade winds

half the argument

left for later

Tate’s work will inspire you to write more thoughtfully. This book is highly recommended for beginning and experienced poets. It’s a treasure, exquisitely designed by bottle rockets press. And, it makes a great gift, too!

For more information about this title and how to order it, you may contact Barbara Tate at: dbandr2006@gmail.com

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Daily Haiku: March 19, 2021

dust motes 

in a shaft of sunlight 

we’re losing her

by Lew Watts (USA)

Presence, Issue 63, 2019

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Daily Haiku: March 18, 2021

a glass vase spilling sunlight
 
 
 
 
by Billy Antonio (The Philippines), Author
spilling sunlight, 2020
Posted in Billy Antonio, creative writing, Daily Haiku, Haiku, Japanese-style poems, Short Poems | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

New Book by Eufemia Griffo!

Many of you read Eufemia Griffo’s haiku on this blog that is written in English. She is Italian and a prolific writer of several books. This is her latest historical novel above.  In English, it means “From Afar, Venice: The Travels of Marco Polo.” While the book isn’t translated into English, we mention it here because many of the haiku poets on this blog are Italian.

Here is a promotional video of this title:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14FxfCwoGtLwIYnusDjwFS8AiWu7rMmCA/view?usp=drivesdk

We congratulate Eufemia for her prolific work and wish her success with her many book projects!

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Daily Haiku: March 17, 2021

father’s whistle in a blade of grass
 
 
 
by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA)
The Heron’s Nest, #17, 2015
Posted in creative writing, Daily Haiku, fathers, Haiku, Mary Jo Balistreri, short poems | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Daily Haiku: March 16, 2021

senryu
 
 
 
 
Comicon–
every Darth Vader
says he’s my father
 
 
 
by Susan Burch (USA)
Grievous Angel, 2015
 
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Daily Haiku: March 15, 2021

senryu
 
 
 
 
first alimony check
her reclaimed family name
misspelled
 
 
 
by John J. Dunphy (USA)
RawNervZ, 4, 1999
 
Posted in Daily Haiku, divorce, Haiku, John J. Dunphy, Senryu | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Daily Haiku: March 14, 2021

senryu

graveside
her persian lamb coat
resurrected
 
 
 
by Roberta Beary (Ireland/USA)
Modern Haiku, 42:1, 2011
 
Posted in Daily Haiku, death, Haiku, Roberta Beary, Senryu, Short Poems | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Daily Haiku: March 13, 2021

intimate talk
an onion cut
in half
 
 
 
 
by Nikolay Grankin (Russia)
Under the Basho, 2021
Posted in Daily Haiku, Haiku, Nikolay Grankin, Poets, Russia | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Almost All 99 Seats Taken for This Free Workshop!

Hurry and Register! Charlotte Digregorio will give a free ZOOM poetry workshop, sponsored by the Winnetka (IL) Public Library. “Write & Publish Great Poetry” is slated for Sunday, April 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Chicago-USA Time). For information and registration, (free workshop for all from everywhere), click this Library link: https://winnetkalibrary.libcal.com/calendar/events/…. Charlotte is the author of two poetry reference books: Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing and Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, along with five other books.

In the workshop, we will analyze various poems by famous poets. Among them, a few short poems– three haiku and one tanka. There will be mostly lecture: what is poetry; why does it matter; poetry as a healing art; important elements that poems should have; finding ideas to write poems about; poetic voice; and how to submit poems and specific suggestions of journals for beginning/experienced poets to send work to. There will also be a short poem writing exercise. Those who wish may read their poem out loud (or a previously written one).

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Daily Haiku: March 12, 2021

senryu
 
 
after the movie
my car becomes
the Millennium Falcon
 
 
by Mary Stevens (USA)
Frogpond, Vol. 42:2, spring/summer 2019
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Daily Haiku: March 11, 2021

silence falls
on the colours of the lawn
the snow is falling
 
 
 
Scende il silenzio
sui colori del prato
Cade la neve
 
 
 
 
by Nicoletta Ignatti (Italy)
eu.eufemia.wordpress.com
 
Posted in Beginning Writers, Daily Haiku, Haiku, Japanese-style poems, micro-poetry, Nicoletta Ignatti | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Daily Haiku: March 10, 2021

autumn stroll
I let the trees teach me
to let go
 
by Pat Davis (USA)
Asahi Haikuist Network, Oct.19, 2018
Posted in Beginning Writers, creative writers, Daily Haiku, Haiku, Pat Davis, Poets | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Daily Haiku: March 9, 2021

 
does she still hear
the blue pool at her ear
aquamarine
 
 
 
by Donna Bauerly (USA)
 
(For Poet Bill Pauly’s mother at her wake)
 
Posted in creative writers, Daily Haiku, Donna Bauerly, Haiku, Japanese-style poems, Short Poems | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Daily Haiku: March 8, 2021

 

distant sail
a breeze lifts
the hairs on my neck
 
 
 
by Chuck Brickley (USA)
earthshine, Snapshot Press, 2017
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Daily Haiku: March 7, 2021

daybreak–
the spider centered
in its web

 

by Tom Clausen (USA)

Dim Sum

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