Category Archives: Japan

Tanka Time

Dear Readers, I don’t often run tanka–a lyrical poetry form of five lines with 31 syllables maximum– that originated centuries ago in Japan. However, I received two interesting ones from Roberta Beary in Ireland. I’m sure you will enjoy these … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 25, 2019

tasting the well in the water– summer stars   by Marjorie Buettner (USA) Honorable Mention Harold Henderson Memorial Haiku Contest, 2011

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Daily Haiku: June 13, 2019

senryu the meaty grin of her red-lipped mouth my divorce lawyer by Chen-ou Liu  (Canada/Taiwan) Haiku Canada Review, 11:1, 2017

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Daily Haiku: May 3, 2019

senryu small town too much of her dream in the diner by Peter Newton (USA) Frogpond, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2012

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Daily Haiku: April 19, 2019

haunted graveyard a summer breeze unzips the grass   by Robert Witmer (Japan) Presence, Issue 61, Summer 2018

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Daily Haiku: April 12, 2019

spring snow melts . . . far from the sea a marmot sings   by Robert Witmer  (Japan) Frameless Sky, No. 8, June 2018

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Daily Haiku: March 27, 2019

senryu baggage claim his and hers the second time around   by Robert Witmer (Japan) Haiku Canada Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, February 2019

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