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re:Virals 272 at The Haiku Foundation

Welcome to re:Virals, The Haiku Foundation’s weekly poem commentary feature on some of the finest haiku ever written in English. This week’s poem was

     the open lids of grand pianos sailing a sun-struck wall
          — Jo Balistreri, NOON, Issue 16 (2020)

Donna Fleischer discovers an opus:

This straight-lined monostitch, or one-line haiku, transforms poetry into music, into painting. It literally is a horizontal plane where words like musical notes and dust motes, float, waft, sail . . .

“the open lids of grand pianos” resemble sails upon an open sea as they reflect upon a wall of sun, ultimately sound.

A complete world is given to the reader in almost a single breath, and its direction is almost as surprising. When this reader opened the lid, I expected death, as in an an open coffin lid. The haiku steers us away from death this time. Thank You.

Source: re:Virals 272

the way by Tom Clausen | EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration

the way

the light bulb rests

in the rest of the trash

– Tom Clausen

EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015.

In Honor of International Haiku Day — EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015

EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015.

will anyone
not be taking up his pen?
tonight’s moon
— Onitsura (1660 – 1738)

responses ~

springlight –

a quince in a wink

on the tree

– Donna Fleischer


without alarm,
Spring light

– Donna Fleischer


Sabine Miller | The Haiku Foundation



with the hinges


in and out of courtyards

        the wind the cougar


Sabine Miller

The Haiku Foundation


Per Diem for January 2014: Slip-Realism, Jim Kacian and Alan Summers / The Haiku Foundation

Per Diem for January 2014: Slip-Realism

by JIM KACIAN on JANUARY 1, 2014

Haiku is replete with the quotidian — it is the everyday that is the stuff of our poetry. And yet, what makes it of interest is our perception of it as not ordinary, as, in fact, uncanny. Slip-realism aims to explicate this daily miracle. January Per Diem editor Alan Summers defines it thus:

“Slip-Realism—unearthing the anonymous; avoiding the straightforward; parallel narratives in our day and night lives: new ways of perceiving the real (after Nouveau réalisme).”

He goes on to describe what he’s looking for:

“It’s an approach to focusing on subjects often on the periphery of our vision. It’s also incorporating, where possible, sound as essence; aural landscape; or visual marker, because we are surrounded by soundscape. Think of yourself as just freshly kidnapped, hood over your head, perhaps in the trunk of a car, and you need sound markers to gauge the journey.

Slip-Realism is about the ‘side’ of things, and ‘on the edge’ outside day-to-day life of the mainstream of public life.”

Find yourself in this special place all month via Per Diem, on the THF website.

Per Diem for January 2014: Slip-Realism.

Donna Fleischer’s Selected Haiku / The Haiku Foundation

Donna Fleischer

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Issa’s Untidy Hut: Haiku Video Art Project: Pass It On

Issa’s Untidy Hut: Haiku Video Art Project: Pass It On.