Sunday, August 17, 2014

I search
my moon all the way 
horizon of hope
offers solace in the midnight
rekindling vastness of the sky

Pravat Kumar Padhy,

I painted
throughout night
my memories
of grief and anguish
remain as patches of white

Pravat Kumar Padhy,

autumn morning
all my wishes fall apart
some drains
into the meandering river
rest blown before I could gather

Pravat Kumar Padhy,

the spider
rides up and down
on the mirror
I readjust my face
picking up the shinny hair

Pravat Kumar Padhy,

thin moon
in the hot summer
the nest swings
catching darkness

Pravat Kumar Padhy,

the train
whistles to start
I carry her
memories till I reach
the stretched distance

Pravat Kumar Padhy,

Undertow Tanka Review, Issue #1, August 2014 (Ed.Sergio A. Ortiz)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

wall painting
the spider climbs up
Mt, Fuji

Mainichi News, 12.8.2014, Selected by Isamu Hashimoto

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Flying hair
the child recounts
the roaring waves

Asahi Haiku Network, 1.8.2014 (Ed. David McMurray)

Neil Armstrong--
baby’s maiden walk
on bright moon day
Commendation Award, The Kloštar Ivanić International Haiku Competition,  2014
 (Judge Ms. Jana Žufić ,Croatia)  


Saturday, July 19, 2014

New Year--
my wife rearranges sofa set
facing haiku calendar
Nova Godina –
supruga razmješta sjedeću
garnituru prema haiku kalendaru

Diogen Pro Culture Magazine, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Keibooks Announces Atlas Poetica 18 : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka

Press Release – For Immediate Release – Please post to all appropriate venues
14 July 2014 – Perryville, Maryland, USA
Atlas Poetica 18 is now available for purchase at or at your favorite online retailer.
In This Issue:
In these pages you will find urban legends, headless horsemen, wendigos, aliens, curses, wishes, myths, magic, Gothic tales, and much more. Our poets draw upon the collective psyches of cultures around the world: from the tomb of Baudelaire to the neolithic stones of Ireland, from the wilds of New Jersey to the tremulous heights of the Himalayas, from the musket fire of the American Revolution to the coco leaves of the Andes, we find ourselves keeping company with travelers, ghosts, psychopomps, and madwomen.
Tanka is small form that can handle any content, and this issue of Atlas Poetica proves it by focusing on large subjects: death, religion, myths, dreams, legends, history, and the numinous nature of the human soul. As always, tanka poetry and tanka prose are accompanied by articles and book reviews that expand the reader’s experience. Now in its sixth year, Atlas Poetica is one of the most prestigious tanka journals available in English.
Alenka Zorma, Alexander Jankiewicz, Alexis Rotella, Amada Burgard, Autumn Noelle Hall, Bernice Yap, Brane Grgurovič, Brian Zimmer, C. William Hinderliter, Carole Harrison, Carole Johnston, Charles Tarlton, Chen-ou Liu, Christina Nguyen, Claire Everett, Constantine Fourakis, Debbie Johnson, Debbie Strange, Deborah P. Kolodji, Diana Teneva, Eamonn O’Neill, Elizabeth Howard, Ernesto P. Santiago, Genie Nakano, gennepher, Geoffrey Winch, Gerry Jacobson, Ivanka Kostantino, Janet Lynn Davis, Joanne Morcom, Jeffrey Harpeng, Jenny Ward Angyal, Joy McCall, Karla Linn Merrifield, Kath Abela Wilson, Kate Franks, LeRoy Gorman, Leslie Ihde, M. Kei, Margaret Van Every, Marilyn Humbert, Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton, Matjaž Tevž Potočnik, Matsukaze, Matthew Caretti, Michael Dunwoody, Michael Dylan Welch, Murasame, Natsuko Wilson, Nilufer Y. Mistry, Nu Quang, Pat Geyer, Patricia Prime, Paul Mercken, Pravat Kumar Padhy, Radhey Shiam, Robert Annis, Sergio Ortiz, Sonam Chhoki, Steve Wilkinson, Susan Burch, Tim Lenton, Tish Davis, Toki, Vasile Moldovan, Zoe Savina

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

floating clouds birds fly the other way

Brass Bell : A Haiku Journal, July 2014 (Ed. Jee Jahava)