Posts Tagged ‘ haiku ’

First Known When Lost: Days

Who needs Eternity?  One day is enough.

All the long day —
Yet not long enough for the skylark,
Singing, singing.

Bashō (1644-1694) (translated by R. H. Blyth), in R. H. Blyth, Haiku, Volume 2: Spring, page 195.

Source: First Known When Lost: Days

First Known When Lost

Simply trust:
Do not also the petals flutter down,
Just like that?

 

Issa (translated by R. H. Blyth), in R. H. Blyth, Haiku, Volume 2: Spring (Hokuseido Press 1950), page 363.

Source: First Known When Lost

Today’s Haiku (April 10, 2017) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

 

面倒な奴で結構磯巾着  津野利行

mendô na yatsu de kekkô isoginchaku

no problem

to be called nuisance

sea anemone

Toshiyuki Tsuno
translation by Fay Aoyagi

Source: Today’s Haiku (April 10, 2017) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

Summer Showers | Bending moments

summer showers

a trail of paw prints

to the curled form

 

– madhuri

Source: Summer Showers | Bending moments

Calling My Own Name | Burn The Water

Image: Surimono Print – Bullfinch and Blossom – Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820)

 

calling my own name
to hear what it sounds like
a dew drenched bullfinch

Paul Conneally
Asahi Shimbun April 7 2017
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201704070006.html

 

Source: Calling My Own Name | Burn The Water

Haiku – YouTube

Alan [Summers] Haiku Journey

 

Alan Summers is an extraordinary haiku poet and teacher of the haiku and halibun forms. I return to his bright, imaginative and free-ranging voice again and again in his haiku book, “Does Fish-God Know?”  I’m holding out for a collected volume of his haiku. One can dream . . .  – Donna Fleischer