We are deeply honoured to share these Haiku and Photo Haiku as part of the World Haiku Series 2020, in respect of the 326th anniversary of Matsuo Bashõ’s passing and in respect of all the souls who lost their lives to COVID-19. A warm-hearted thank you to Mr Hidenori Hiruta for his beautiful Japanese translations and for creating this wonderful series.
a glance to the left
to see you breathing
(Frogpond Vol 43:3 Fall 2020)
his grey hair
full of sunlight
the sea retreats
(The Bamboo Hut, Issue 4 – 2020)
the parrot tells us
there’s no bread
(Bundled Wildflowers, Haiku Society of America 2020 Members’ Anthology)
lilies of the valley
shelter in place
(Haiku Dialogue: Haiku Prism – White, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 20 May 2020)
before the night spreads
his final round
(First published in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2020 and subsequently included in TheHelping Hand Haiku Anthology, edited by Robert Epstein, Middle Island Press, 2020)
our old telepathy
(Frameless Sky Issue 12, 2020)
The temperature has dipped this morning. We keep the wind behind us while we navigate the dunes towards the headland. Most of the tourists have gone. This time is a gift to revisit the places we love, when they shift back from ‘must see’ to ordinary.
thistledown thousands of seeds fly off for new flowers
Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday and a blessed rest of the week,
with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
We are honoured and delighted that A Siskin’s Song was first published in the inaugural issue of Take5, a new journal from The Bamboo Hut for 5 line tanka, gogyohka and gogyoshi. A warm-hearted thank you to Steve Wilkinson for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.