Category Archives: Japan

Daily Haiku: Sept. 10, 2020

a piercing cry Noh Theater actors become their masks by Carmen Sterba (USA) The Heron’s Nest, XX, No. 2:  June 2018 Carmen Sterba was an international student and teacher in Japan for decades. She became enamored of haiku, and read … Continue reading

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Book Announcement by Maria Papatzelou

  “Inner Connections of the Liquid Sky” is the first book published by the visual artist Maria Papatzelou. It features 43 haiku and a mythical poem, a reference to the Japanese myth Kojiki, that Mr. Masashi Nakamura translated into Ancient … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Aug. 26, 2020

on the border between spring and summer a frog by Michael Fessler (Japan), Author arrangements

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Tanka by Michael McClintock

Tanka in the world outside the office window a cloud detaches from the others and enters my dream by Michael McClintock (USA), Author Meals at Midnight, 2008

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Tanka By Pamela A. Babusci

the intense white of chrysanthemums while making love i become a thousand petals       by Pamela A. Babusci  (USA)          A Solitary Woman  

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Daily Haiku: June 23, 2020

el ninothe boy next doorthrowing snowballs at our roses   by Robert Witmer  (Japan) Failed Haiku, Issue 7, July 2016

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Daily Haiku: June 4, 2020

plank by plank the bridge carries mount fuji home     (Japanese print with Roberta Beary’s haiku on exhibit at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery in the UK)  

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Free Verse by Robert Witmer

What is Death is Always the death of another The terrible taking away Of a loved one Or a total stranger A something or someone else However close you may come You are always Unceasingly, insistently alive Thriving or wasting … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: April 29, 2020

wormholes in the sweetest apples autumn afternoon by Robert Witmer  (Japan) Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Issue 3:1, Autumn-Winter 2019-2020

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Blog Special: Keep This in Mind

Sashiko The sharpest needle with the brightest thread thrust back and forth through the tattered holes of the uncertainty in our daily  lives will keep the fabric of our humanity woven together by RM Yager Reprinted from StepAway Magazine, 2020 … Continue reading

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