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)
We are deeply honoured and delighted to share our haiku with haiku friends in the world and appreciate each other’s haiku as part of the World Haiku Series 2019, celebrating the 330th anniversary of Bashõ’s visit to Kisakata at the same time. A special thank you to Mr Hidenori Hiruta for his beautiful Japanese translations.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 200, f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100.
We are delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice 5-7-5, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 14 August 2019. A very big thank you to Craig Kittner for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.