Daily Haiku: June 17, 2018

daybreak
the sound
of a cocoon

 

 

 

 

by Billy Antonio (The Philippines)
Honorable Mention
Golden Haiku Competition, 2018

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Daily Haiku: June 16, 2018

moon river
thoughts wandering
out to sea
mångata
tankarna vandrar
ut på havet

by Anna Maris (Sweden)
Acorn, Fall issue, 2014

 

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Daily Haiku: June 15, 2018

the bed I’m not sleeping in moonlight

 

 

 

by Brad Bennett (USA)

Frogpond, 41:1, Winter 2018

 

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Daily Haiku: June 14, 2018

long walk home
ripened blackberries glisten
on a rusty wire

by Ron C. Moss (Australia)
Windfall, Issue 5, 2017

 

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Daily Haiku: June 13, 2018

SENRYU
just like that
I start kicking
another pebble

by Elmedin Kadric  (Sweden), Author
buying time

 

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Daily Haiku: June 12, 2018

GetFileAttachmentMarco Fraticelli, Canadian haikuist, has a new book out, A Thousand Years: The Haiku and Love Letters of Chiyo-ni.

 

 

Chiyo-Ni, 1703-1775, was one of Japan’s most renowned haiku poets –and actually, one of a few great women poets from an era when haiku was male-dominated. Her poems have a Zen-simplicity and sensuality, and reflect her life as a Buddhist nun and painter living an independent life.

 

Each entry in A Thousand Years contains a haiku written by Chiyo-ni and imagined letter to her former lover. The translations and inventions are by Fraticelli.

 

 

Here is a sampling of haiku from this uniquely-creative book:

 

 

 

 

wild violets

so deeply rooted

this woman’s desire

 

 

 

again the women

come to the fields

with unkempt hair

 

 

 

cloudy morning

already forgotten

last night’s fireflies

 

 

 

 

 

a dragonfly

chases its shadow

over flowing water

 

 

 

Fraticelli has been writing haiku for more than 40 years, and for much of this time, he served as an executive officer of Haiku Canada, editing numerous haiku anthologies. Fraticelli has won several international poetry prizes, and is publisher of King’s Road Press.

 

 

This book of 89 pages is elegantly-produced with a perfect (adhesive) binding.

 

 

For book ordering information, contact Fraticelli at  kingsroadpress@hotmail.com

 

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Daily Haiku: June 11, 2018

senryu
English ivy
climbing
the proverbial wall

by Cyndi Lloyd  (USA)
A Hundred Gourds, 5:3, June 2016

 

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