Posts Tagged ‘ Tyrone McDonald ’

Haiku in Brooklyn, by Jennifer Needleman

If I had to choose one it would be Hosai’s butterfly’s shadow, which begins at 6:32. Others I love include: the first two; Buson at 15:50; and Bashō’s autumnal sun. – word pond

Hat tip to Brooklyn’s own noted haiku poet, Tyrone McDonald, for sharing “Haiku in Brooklyn”.

Mainichi Annual Selection 2014 - 毎日新聞

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

— 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.

day moon: by Tyrone McDonald | Haiku: April 14, 2014 – 毎日新聞

Haiku: April 14, 2014

day moon:

tempted to return home

to check the stove

Tyrone McDonald (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Selected by Isamu Hashimoto

Haiku: April 14, 2014 – 毎日新聞.

snowflakes gather strength, a haiku by Tyrone McDonald / The Mainichi Daily News Haiku

Haiku: Nov. 21, 2013

snowflakes gather strength


too dim for words

Tyrone McDonald (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Selected by Isamu Hashimoto

November 21, 2013 (Mainichi Japan)

it all depends, a haiku by Tyrone McDonald / The Mainichi Daily News

it all depends on a dandelion seed

the color of frost

Tyrone McDonald
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)

January 31, 2013
(Mainichi Japan)
The Mainichi Daily News

third rail . . . , by Tyrone McDonald / bottle rockets

third rail . . .

i can touch

the silence

Tyrone McDonald
bottle rockets 14 : 1 no. 27

Lynne Procope’s “Black Girl Interrupt- ed (a remix)”

Urgent, visceral, a punch in the gut — this is poetry as a whirling helicopter overhead. (I love the part where she reads as if she is ad-libbing.)”   – Tyrone McDonald

moonless . . . a haiku by Tyrone McDonald

moonless . . .

a cat left

to lick itself

Tyrone McDonald
The Mainichi Daily News  


Peace is a Haiku Song / City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Peace is a Haiku Song / Mural Arts Program.

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~  delighted thanks to poet Tyrone McDonald for passing this along

wren music translated, a haiku by Tyrone McDonald

wren music translated

into full leaves

that i can touch


Tyrone McDonald
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)
The Mainichi Daily News