Saturday, December 9, 2017

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)

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)

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

****    ****    ****

Sunday, October 15, 2017

solar eclipse
the diamond ring brightens
the shadow

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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

Workplace haiku (Ed. Jim Kacian)