Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hanami
the prisoners wake up                               
with holiness

*****
the sound of silence into Shinto shrines

Akitsu Quarterly, Winter Issue, 2017 (Eds: Robin White, Evelyn Lang)


Thursday, December 7, 2017

coalfield fire--
the winter morning
thickens its colour
 
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Vol. 1:1, Fall-Winter 2017 (Ed. Bruce Ross)

https://www.autumnmoonhaiku.com/home/archives/12-2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

obituary column messaging silence into the sky

*****
coins our ancestors exchanged a great length of time

Under the Basho, 2017 (Ed.Johannes S. H. Bjerg)


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

foreign tour
the monument speaks
through the guide

*****
moving closer
to the old pipal tree--
I talk to myself

Otata 23, November (Ed. John Martone)


https://otatablog.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/otata-nov-2017.pdf

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

I am honoured to share the following haiku and tanka, recently published in “They Gave Us Life” anthology, edited by Robert Epstein.

cherry blossom
my mother plants
my first smile

*****
floral appliques--
my mother brings for me
the twinkling stars

*****
mother’s touch
keeps the winter away
the tired dog
encircles the puppies
under its swollen breasts

****    ****    ****
my gleaming mother
shares her  pleasure  
with twin buds
I sense ripples of sound
of the swimming clouds

****    ****    ****
with snowflakes
I merrily rush ahead
with teary eyes
my mother  consoles me
kissing my empty hands

****    ****    ****
https://www.amazon.com/They-Gave-Us-Life-Celebrating/dp/0998073296/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1508999031&sr=1-1&keywords=They+Gave+Us+Life%3A+Celebrating+Mothers%2C+Fathers+%26+Others+in+Haiku.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

solar eclipse
the diamond ring brightens
the shadow

The Mainichi News, 16.10.2017 (Ed. Dhugal J. Lindsay)

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170927/p2g/00m/0fe/096000c

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

dawn break--
I wash my night image
for an early arrival

Workplace haiku (Ed. Jim Kacian)


https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/10/04/haiku-in-the-workplace-dawn-in-the-office/