Category Archives: Japan

Daily Haiku: Sept. 14, 2022

zen meditation trying hard to think . . . about nothing     by Jay Friedenberg (USA) Haiku Canada, Vol. 15, No. 2, October 2021

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Daily Haiku: July 30, 2022

all day without a break the snow’s lecture     by Michael Fessler (Japan) bottle rockets, #13, 2005

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Daily Haiku: July 14, 2022

rows of corn stretch to the horizon– sun on the thunderhead by Lee Gurga (USA) Kusamakura University International Haiku Competition, 1996

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Daily Haiku: July 5, 2022

In cold winds snow camellia bud opening 寒風に椿の蕾開きけり   by Hidenori Hiruta (Japan)  

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Review: Haiku Scholar David McMurray’s Latest Book

New Book by Haiku Scholar David McMurray Instructs Teachers/Professors David McMurray, acclaimed haiku scholar and professor at the International University of Kagoshima, has just published another book, “Teaching and Learning Haiku in English.” It’s an invaluable resource for teachers and … Continue reading

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Daily Double Haiku: June 9, 2022– 2 Poems by David McMurray, Haiku Prof. & Scholar (Japan)

Symphony maestrowith a quick tap, tap, tapVivaldi’s first spring   by David McMurray (Japan)Frogpond, xxiv: 2, Summer, 2003       Reaching outacross the Milky Wayno answers     by David McMurray (Japan), AuthorHaiku Composed in English as a Japanese … Continue reading

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Are You Reading & Submitting Poems to the Asahi Haikuist Network?

If you’re not regularly reading and submitting poems to the insightful online journal, the Asahi Haikuist Network, you’re missing out. It features a treasure of global haikuists, twice-monthly. https://www.asahi.com/ajw/special/haiku/ David McMurray has been writing the Asahi Haikuist Network column since … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: March 22, 2022

Summer moon– light echoes across the canyon by David McMurray (Japan) World Haiku Series, 2019 https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14569670 .  Don’t forget to read and submit your haiku to the longtime Asahi Haikuist Network, (David McMurray, Editor)

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Daily Haiku: March 16, 2022

jewel thief in the middle of the night falling stars     by Robert Witmer (Japan) Haiku Canada, Vol. 16, No. 1, February 2022

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Haibun by Roberta Beary

Genetics by Roberta Beary Your eyes are big and round like your father’s but while his are the color of the Irish Sea yours are the color of the muddy fields on my father’s land fit only for the peasants … Continue reading

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