Category Archives: Japanese-style poetry

Daily Haiku: June 24, 2022

riding my bike a new way home cherry blossoms by kjmunro (Canada) Winner  (Canada Category) 2018 Haiku Invitational Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, British Columbia

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Selected Tanka

more than fifty years we wandered side by side in seeming bliss who sees the cracks and flaws we patched with liquid gold by Christa Pandey (USA) First Prize Fleeting Words Tanka Competition, 2022 United Haiku and Tanka Society

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June 21, 2022, Daily Haiku Special–Donna Bauerly

    edge of light my fishing pole across the handlebars    thunder storms grandma rocking with beads and blessed candles      the wind taking a swing    packing my convent trunk all I have inside     by … Continue reading

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Daily Double Haiku: June 20, 2022

park bench   a two o’clock shadow   holds my hand       by Barbara Tate Sayre (USA), Author far more than I ever was

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Tanka from Canada

little sister’s yellowed letters . . . your sweet innocence stolen by the years     by Marje Dyck (Canada) Haiku Canada Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, October 2021  

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Special: Tanka by an’ya

come to me if only on these nights of dreaming for without you will be no chapters and verses by an’ya (USA) Winner BHS Haiku Awards (Tanka Section), 2021   unattended among toxic weeds in a boneyard only forgotten souls— … Continue reading

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Daily Double Haiku: June 17, 2022

roadside wildflowers . . . stopping at the red light in a new light by Christine Wenk-Harrison (USA) Failed Haiku, Issue 67, May 21, 2021

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Daily Double Haiku: June 15, 2022

I reach for my fork he says “Shall we say a blessing?” by David Oates (USA)

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3 Tanka: June 8, 2022

the intense white of chrysanthemums while making love i become a thousand petals by Pamela A. Babusci (USA), Author        A Solitary Woman: Tanka by Pamela A. Babusci, 2013 the wind rustles through the forest full of oak I stand steadfast ready for the storm by … Continue reading

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3 Selected Tanka from Canada

growing wildin a corner of my gardenher favourite flowersseeds scattered with the ashesand the evening breeze by Susan Spooner (Canada) British Haiku Society Tanka Anthology, 2020    a large bruise  deep inside the mango  unexpected  the way she turned away  when we … Continue reading

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