Daily Haiku: Jan. 20, 2018

senryu

perigee moon—
the amateur astronomer
invades my space 
by Terri L. French  (USA)
Modern Haiku, Vol. 45.1, Winter-Spring, 2014

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 19, 2018

in puddles
stars coming up
for air

                                         
by Elmedin Kadric  (Sweden)
Acorn, #39, 2017

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 18, 2018

all that she left
strewn across my bedroom floor–
fading light

by Violette Rose-Jones (Australia)
A Hundred Gourds, 3:1, December 2012

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 17, 2018

a cat on the roof
under its curved back
the new moon rises

by Stoianka Boianova  (Bulgaria)
Taj Mahal Review, #1, 2017

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 16, 2018

an eagle dives
through rising river mist
winter morning
 
by  kjmunro (Canada)
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Vol. 1:1, Fall-Winter 2017-2018

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 15, 2018

no trace of it
after it falls
snowflake

by Claudia Coutu Radmore  (Canada)
Mann Library Daily Haiku, July 2015

 

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Digregorio Featured in Newspaper Article

Dear Readers and Followers:

This article about my upcoming haiku exhibit and workshop at Northfield (IL) Public Library ran in the Winnetka Patch newspaper with the headline “Exhibit and Workshop Slated for Haiku Enthusiasts”:getfileattachment-4

Charlotte Digregorio of Winnetka, author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, knows the simplicity, yet elegance, of Japanese-style poetry. She will have an exhibit of this short poetic form combined with art throughout March and give a haiku workshop from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday April 29 at the Northfield (IL) Public Library, 1785 Orchard Lane.

Haiku originated in Japan in the 1600s, and Digregorio says, “They capture the moments of our lives and often evoke our deepest emotions that we may have difficulty sharing with even those close to us.” Her haiku exhibit is illustrated with graphic art and Japanese brush stroke paintings of black ink.

The author loves to engage the public in her poetry through artwork, thereby bringing poetry into the mainstream. People who don’t normally read poetry will often be attracted to it through paintings, Digregorio believes.

Haiku can be written about anything, but often include nature scenes. They are becoming a worldwide fad, Digregorio says, as the poems are written in about 56 languages. Sometimes haiku are written about homelessness, loneliness, aging, illness, and death. They are therapeutic in our complex and chaotic world, she adds.

Digregorio loves to teach young and old about the beauty and joy of writing haiku. “Written in simple language with literary techniques, they express so much in so few words,” she explains.

The author’s workshop will introduce attendees to the healing and insightful nature of haiku. Usually written in one to four lines, haiku are relevant today because they allow people to capture life’s sad and happy moments in affirming and rewarding ways.

“Whatever one’s personal, educational, or professional background, they can be creative and write and publish haiku,” Digregorio says.

The workshop will include discussion of haiku’s content and style; a brief history of it; sample poems to review/analyze; publishing tips; and writing of one’s own haiku with prizes awarded for the best ones.

The author, who has won 46 international poetry awards for various forms, has amassed a private collection of her framed haiku that is illustrated by professional artists in the Chicago area. Most of the framed pieces were gifted to her by organizations that had given her poetry awards.

Digregorio was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She served the Haiku Society of America in executive positions for many years. Her poetry has been translated into eight languages, and she hosted her own radio program, “Poetry Beat,” on public broadcasting.

Further, Digregorio’s poetry is regularly exhibited at botanic gardens, art galleries, apparel stores, wine shops, restaurants, banks, and on public transit.

Author of five other award-winning books, she speaks at national writer’s conference, is a writer-in-residence at colleges, and judges writing competitions.

For more information, contact the Northfield Public Library, 847-446-5990.

Copyright 2018 by the Winnetka-Glencoe Patch.

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 14, 2018

wolf moon
the hour she begins
to push

by Jessica Malone Latham  (USA)
Modern Haiku, Vol. 44.3, Fall 2013

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 13, 2018

an owl’s empire
the flecks of light
in snow

 

by Alan Summers (UK)
Presence
, #59, November 2017

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 12, 2018

senryu
tobacco market
the auctioneer pauses
to catch his breath

by Curtis Dunlap  (USA)
Chasing the Sun: selected haiku from Haiku North America, 2007

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 11, 2018

if all the butterflies in the world
jumped off a bridge . . .
autumn begins
by Elmedin Kadric  (Sweden)
Frogpond, 39:3, 2017

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 10, 2018

winter crossing
he wants to live
apart

by Beverly Acuff Momoi
Haiku Canada, Winter/Spring 2016

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 9, 2018

senryu

remarried
the taste of pinot noir
left open overnight

by Chen-ou Liu (Canada/Taiwan)
Frogpond, Vol. 40:3, 2017

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 8, 2018

train journey . . .
the young student next to me
reduces stars to graphs

by Beverley George (Australia)
Second Place
KatiKati Haiku Contest, 2014

 

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News from the Haiku Homefront

Dear Readers and Followers:

Here’s some news you might be interested in, if you live in or near the metro Chicago area. It’s about a few of the workshops and exhibits I’ll be doing in the next few months that are open to the public.

The workshops aren’t just for beginners, but people at intermediate level will benefit, too, especially with the analysis of sample poems and the writing of one’s own haiku.

I am the author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, and I love to lead haiku/senryu workshops about these healing genres.

For more information, contact me at c-books@hotmail.com

 

The Healing Art of Haiku (Workshop)
Women’s Exchange
630 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL
10 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 13
Did your teachers have you write haiku? If so, you were likely misinformed. I will be giving a haiku workshop introducing attendees to the healing and insightful nature of these poems that originated in Japan in the 1600s–now a fad worldwide. Usually written in one to four lines, haiku are relevant today, can be written on any theme, and allow you to capture your life’s moments (happy or sad) in affirming and rewarding ways. Whatever your personal, educational, or professional background, be creative and publish haiku!
Note: The workshop will include discussion of haiku’s content and style, (along with that of senryu); a brief history of the two forms; sample poems to review/analyze; writing of one’s own haiku or senryu with commentary from me; and suggestions for getting published.
Illustrated Haiku Exhibit (Haiga) & Haiku Workshop
Northfield Public Library
1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield, IL
Exhibit: March 1 through March 31
Workshop: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29
My traveling illustrated haiku and senryu exhibit will be at Northfield Public Library from  Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 31. Come experience moments of your daily lives through this poetry exhibit that is accompanied by Japanese brush stroke paintings and graphic art. Develop a deepened appreciation for the poetry involved in this exhibit.
Workshop: Did your teachers have you write haiku? If so, you were likely misinformed. I will be giving a haiku workshop, Sunday, April 29, introducing attendees to the healing and insightful nature of these poems that originated in Japan in the 1600s–now a fad worldwide. Usually written in one to four lines, haiku are relevant today, can be written on any theme, and allow you to capture your life’s moments (happy or sad) in affirming and rewarding ways. Whatever your personal, educational, or professional background, be creative and publish haiku!
The workshop will include discussion of haiku’s content and style, (along with that of senryu); a brief history of the two forms; sample poems to review/analyze; writing of one’s own haiku or senryu with commentary from me; and suggestions for getting published.
Illustrated Haiku Exhibit (Haiga)
Arlington Green Executive Center
2101 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL
April 23-June 30
My traveling illustrated haiku and senryu exhibit will be at Arlington Green Executive Center, 2101 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL, from Monday, April 23 through Saturday, June 30. Come experience moments of your daily lives through this poetry exhibit that is accompanied by Japanese brush stroke paintings and graphic art.
Besides the above events,  since I don’t include my own haiku and senryu  on The Daily Haiku, many of you have asked me to include the two haiku I most recently received awards for from the Illinois State Poetry Society.
Here they are:
from the open window
woodpecker . . .
punctuates my haiku
First Place
Modern Haiku Category
road between cornfields . . .
old amish couple’s buggy
long into sunset
As always, thanks so much for your interest in my blog, and if you can, tell others to follow it.
Appreciatively,
Charlotte
Copyright 2018 by Charlotte Digregorio.

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 7, 2018

and the Lord said,
let there be light . . .
fireflies
by Johnny Baranski  (USA)
bottle rockets, #38, 2018

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 6, 2018

the neighborhood cat
come and gone
morning snow

 

by Ben Moeller-Gaa  (USA)

Modern Haiku, 45.2, 2014

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 5, 2018

home 

his first clear word

since the stroke

 

 

by Kathy Lohrum Cotton (USA)

Second Honorable Mention, Modern Haiku Category

Illinois State Poetry Society

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 4, 2018

blood moon
cuckoo’s voice in the back
of his throat

by an’ya
Haiku for a Moonless Night, Vol. 1, 2004

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 3, 2018

2nd miscarriage–
the garden
I couldn’t grow

by Susan Burch (USA)
Runner-UP
Golden Haiku Contest, 2017

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 2, 2018

Often, the haiku we write inspires a longer poem or vice-versa.

Longtime haikuist Marsh Muirhead experienced just that below, and both his poems are enjoyable.

senryu

I can’t see you now she says meaning ever

by Marsh Muirhead (USA)
Modern Haiku, 40.2, 2009

Muirhead’s poem below, inspired by the above, was recently published in DePaul University’s Poetry East, Autumn 2017:
 
 
Gardening
 
I have become a gardener,
have come to understand
the difference between an annual
and a perennial, the difference
between a one-time thing
and the “I’ll be back
and I’m here to stay
if you take care of me,”
kind of thing,
what she meant when I called
and she said,
“I can’t see you now,”
meaning ever.

 

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 1, 2018

senryu

in the bureau drawer
an old roll of film —
what could have developed

by Terri L. French  (USA)
The Temple Bell Stops, 2012

 

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Daily Haiku: Dec. 31, 2017

losing you–

a wash of deep blue

across the sky

 

 

by Mary Kendall  (USA)

Editor’s Choice, cattails, October 2017

 

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Daily Haiku: Dec. 30, 2017

snowing
between
tunnels
 
by Michael Fessler  (Japan)
Modern Haiku, Vol. XXXII, No. 2, Summer, 2001
 

 

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Daily Haiku: Dec. 29, 2017

missing you—
windows rattle
with the wind

by Ce Rosenow  (USA)
Author of North Lake

 

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Daily Haiku: Dec. 28, 2017

endless night
the scrape of a blizzard
across the plains
by Marilyn Appl Walker  (USA)
The Heron’s Nest, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, September 2016

 

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Daily Haiku: Dec. 27, 2017

from the window
a distant car
carries the weight of air


by Robbie Coburn (Australia)
Under The Basho, 2017

 

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Daily Haiku: Dec. 26, 2017

cumulous clouds
beyond the mountains
a dog’s flipped ear
 
by Cyndi Lloyd  (USA)   
Presence, November 2017

 

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Daily Haiku: Christmas Day, 2017

winter wind

the steadiness

of electric candles

 

 

by Ben Moeller-Gaa  (USA)

Shamrock Haiku Journal, #36, 2017

 

 

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Daily Haiku: Dec. 24, 2017

senryu

 

an old argument

untangling

the christmas lights

 

 

by Ben Moeller-Gaa (USA)

Notes from the Gean, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2012

 

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