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Alan Summers’ Sparrow – Haiku Commentary

 

 

Alan Summers

Haiku Canada Review, vol. 11, no. 2, (October 2017) ed. LeRoy Gorman

Source: Alan Summers’ Sparrow – Haiku Commentary

William J. Higginson’s Tick, Tick – Haiku Commentary

the tick, tick
of snow on the reeds . . .
sparrow tracks

© William J. Higginson (USA)

Source: William J. Higginson’s Tick, Tick – Haiku Commentary

高橋新吉 Takahashi Shinkichi (1901-1987)

Shell

Nothing, nothing at all
is born,
dies, the shell says again
and again
from the depth of hollowness.
Its body
swept off by tide—so what?
It sleeps
in sand, drying in sunlight,
bathing
in moonlight. Nothing to do
with sea
or anything else. Over
and over
it vanishes with the wave.

 

Afternoon

My hair’s falling fast—
this afternoon
I’m off to Asia Minor.

 

Sweet Potato

Of all things living
I’d be a sweet potato,
fresh dug up.

 

Moon

Moon shines while billions
of corpses rot
beneath earth’s crust.
I who rise from them,
soon to join them—all.
Where does moon float?
On the waves of my brain.

 

Explosion

I’m an unthinking dog,
a good-for-nothing cat,
a fog over gutter,
a blossom-swiping rain.

I close my eyes, breathe—
radioactive air! A billion years
and I’ll be shrunk to half,
pollution strikes my marrow.

So what—I’ll whoop at what
remains. Yet scant blood left,
reduced to emptiness by nuclear
fission, I’m running very fast.

 

Absence

Just say, “He’s out”—
back in
five billion years!

Gods

Gods are everywhere:
war between Koshi and Izumo
tribes still rages.

The all of All, the One
ends distinctions.

The three thousand worlds
are in that plum blossom.
The smell is God.

 

 

Cloud

I’m cheerful, whatever happens,
a puff in sky—
what splendor exists, I’m there.

 

Source: 高橋新吉 Takahashi Shinkichi (1901-1987)

Mainichi Annual Selection 2014 - 毎日新聞

Jan. 1, 2014
deep inland night
not one of the winter stars
moves

— Bruce Ross (Bangor, ME, USA). Posted 5 times in 2014.

Comment:**Bruce Ross, a master of haiku in English, has been the face of the Mainichi “Haiku in English” column for many years. His haiku reflects the tranquility of his mind and the haiku scenes are beautifully constructed.

Oct. 14, 2014
the moon
will soon be here—
i open the window

— Abraham Freddy Ben-Arroyo (Haifa, Israel). Posted 3 times.

Comment:* Kindly enough.

July 8, 2014
sparrow’s song
always close
to the edge

— Tyrone McDonald (Brooklyn, NY, USA). Posted 4 times.

Comment:* This is surely a result of “awareness practice.”

Nov. 6, 2014
flash of lightning
within a second
honest faces

— Goda V. Bendoraitiene (Klaipeda, Lithuania). Posted 4 times.

Comment:** “Honest” has life in this haiku.

Dec. 8, 2014
Morning chill
Silence absorbing into
Wood cutting sound

— Toshio Matsumoto (Osaka, Japan). Posted 5 times.

Comment:** Excellent, especially the second and the third lines with two phases of sound.

Annual Selection 2014 - 毎日新聞.

Peter Paul and Mary, Tiny Sparrow

HAIKU BANDIT SOCIETY: Little Muddy

HAIKU BANDIT SOCIETY: Little Muddy.

SPARROWS, VERANDAS, AND TWO QUITE DIFFERENT VIEWS | HOKKU

 

SPARROWS, VERANDAS, AND TWO QUITE DIFFERENT VIEWS | HOKKU.