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)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

dusky moon--
the wilted flowers
on the footpath

Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal, June 2014 (Ed. Zee Zahava)
black tea--
I search in vain
the milky way

A Hundred Gourds 3:3 June 2014 (Ed. Lorin Ford)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

chestnut moon—
birthday pudding makes
the baby smile

Indian Spring Haiku: in "Wah": A Bilingual Qtrly Haiku Journal,Vol.1 No.1 April 2014 First released at Haiku Canada,Ottawa

earth returns
kisses from sky
in blossoms
Rabindranath Tagore
no fear of shower
a message of spring
in the tap water
spring rain -
an artist's painting
springs to life
orchard path —
ripe mangoes glistening
in dawn light
Gautam Nadkarni
baby's smile -
a sugar moon lights up
my window
Melbourne Cup Day –
a honeyeater darts
under the hat
rainwater pool
tadpoles swim
in the spring sky
spring flowers...
the sound of a garden
buzzing bees
old melodies
playing on father's radio
spring night
music of wind--
flowers whispering
arrival of spring
dew drops -
the color of a blue bird
a good morning
on my bedroom window …
teensy-weensy leaf
Seshu Chamarty