Friday, December 2, 2016

the murmuring
sound of fallen leaves
drifts all along
the monk chants skyward
the hymn lost in the piercing pop song


Neon Graffiti, 2016 (Ed. M Kei)

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a few words
the painter scribes on painting
at the zebra cross
the by passers rush ahead
leaving their stretched footprints

Neon Graffiti, 2016 (Ed. M Kei)

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tiny seedlings
in the kitchen garden
the grandma
recalls the dusty earthquake
and the memories of buried tears

Neon Graffiti, 2016 (Ed. M Kei)

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under the shadow
our twitting lasts for long . . . 
tossing the stone
I return in the evening
carrying the half-moon of love

Neon Graffiti, 2016 (Ed. M Kei)


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Keibooks Announces Neon Graffiti: Tanka Poetry of Urban Life

Press Release – For Immediate Release – Please post to all appropriate venues
26 November 2016 – Perryville, Maryland, USA
Neon Graffiti: Tanka Poetry of Urban Life
Edited by M. Kei
Published by Keibooks, Perryville, Maryland, USA
Print: $18.00 (US)
Kindle: $3.00 (US)
6.69″ x 9.61″
232 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1537708508
ISBN-10: 1537708503
Nearly a hundred poets from around the world contributed more than 700 tanka to the anthology. The resulting mixture shows us the human condition is the same everywhere in the world. We work, we fall in love, we go to school, we shop, we travel, we worry, we worship, we fear, we aspire. We make homes and live dreams. Sometimes we are thwarted by illness, death, or crime. We have compassion for those less fortunate than ourselves, and when we are at our wit’s end, we find spiritual sustenance where we least expect it: in the tattered beauty of a troubled world. In the end, we leave behind our poems as an anthology of the soul.
Contributors
ai li, Alegria Imperial, Ali Znaidi, Anna Cates, Autumn Noelle Hall, ayaz daryl nielsen, Barbara A. Taylor, Bill Waters, Bob Lucky, Brendan Slater, Britton Gildersleeve, Bruce England, Carole Harrison, Carole Johnston, Chen-ou Liu, Claire Everett, Crystal Eidson, Cynthia Rowe, David J. Kelly, Debbie Johnson, Debbie Strange, Don Miller, Elizabeth Howard, Elizabeth Moura, Elizabeth Spencer Spragins, Eric A. Lohman, G. Smith, Gavin Austin, Genie Nakano, Geoffrey Winch, Gerry Jacobson, Jennifer Hambrick, Jens Petter Kollhøj, Jessica Malone Latham, Joanne Morcom, John Tehan, Joy McCall, Judit Katalin Hollós, Julie Bloss Kelsey, Kath Abela Wilson, Keitha Keyes, Kiersta Recktenwald, Larry Kimmel, Lavana Kray, Lee Jackson, LeRoy Gorman, Leslie Bamford, Liam Wilkinson, Linda Galloway, Lorne Henry, M. Kei, Malintha Perera, Margaret Chula, Margaret Van Every, Marianne Paul, Marilyn Humbert, Marilyn Morgan, Mark Gilbert, Marshall Bood, Martha Magenta, Mary Gunn, Matsukaze, Matthew Caretti, Matthew Paul, Michael G. Smith, Mike Montreuil, Miriam Sagan, Neal Whitman, Pat Geyer, Patricia Prime, Payal A. Agarwal, Peg Duthie, Peter Fiore, Pravat Kumar Padhy, Richard St. Clair, Richard Stevenson, Robyn Cairns, Roger Jones, Ron Scully, Ruth Holzer, S. M. Kozubek, Samantha Sirimanne Hyde, Sandra Renew, Stephanie Brennan, Steve Black, Susan Burch, Sylvia Forges-Ryan, Tanja Julija Trček, Tim Gardiner, Tish Davis, Tracy Davidson, Vanessa Leanage, Xela Von
Purchase in print at: https://www.createspace.com/6578301
Also available in print and ebook at Amazon.com and other online retailers.
Keibooks
P O Box 516
Perryville, MD 21903 USA
http://atlaspoetica.org/?p=1649

Friday, November 11, 2016

desert marathon—
for a moment I look back
my footprints

Mainichi News, 7.11.2016 (Ed. Isamu Hashimoto)

http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20161026/p2g/00m/0fe/095000c

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Pravat Kumar Padhy

我懷念
你的童年笑容 ...
就像一隻蝴蝶
我在花園裡
追逐它

I reminisce
your childhood smile ...
like a butterfly
I chase
in the garden

我怀念
你的童年笑容 ...
就像一只蝴蝶
我在花园里
追逐它
Ribbons, 10:1, Winter 2014

One Man’s Maple Moon, Vol-II, 2016 (Ed.Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, November 6, 2016


foreign land
amongst all strangers
a known moon

Haiku Universe, 9.10.2016
http://www.haikuniverse.com/haiku-by-pravat-kumar-padhy/
early dawn–
my daughter wishes mountain
to lift the sun

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早い夜明け ――
私の娘が山に太陽を引き上げるように祈る

5th Japan Russia Haiku Contest 2016

Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

https://akitahaiku.com/



Sunday, September 18, 2016

Haiku / Senryu: Whispers 16.9.2016

distant waterfall
her voice murmuring
something

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 sharp turn--
she could fetch a lot
missed so far

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wishing flags--
the wind carries
her emotion

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left behind--
the feather  on
the fence

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in search of God I search myself
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http://whispersinthewind333.blogspot.in/2016/09/haikusenryu-by-pravat-kumar-padhy-india.html#comment-form