Haiku – snow on the roof

 

snowdrift . . .
the lies I tell
about his father

 

Haiku Dialogue – snow on the roof
Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog January 16, 2019

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/01/16/haiku-dialogue-snow-on-the-roof/?fbclid=IwAR3lPtNzNY5ouyEw7UIfgf956YDzf1vOgPoyLelcRD46Vf38pkflmlImr3M

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Tanka – Le Lumachine

 
she gazes
into the distance
across the sea
she remembers the babies
who never came home

 
lo guardo fisso
in lontananza
attraverso il mare
ricorda i bambini
che non sono mai tornati a casa

 

somewhere
in the deepening shadows
of the woods
the edge of the wind cuts deep –
these wounds that never heal

 

ferite mai guarite…
da qualche parte
nelle crescenti ombre
dei boschi
la lama tagliente del vento

 

(published on Frameless Sky. issue 8, June 2018)
Le Lumachine, Contemporary Tanka in Italy and the World, 31 December 2018

Italian translation

https://eueufemia.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/le-lumachine-n-31-dicembre-2018-il-tanka-contemporaneo-in-italia-e-nel-mondo-guest-editor-eufemia-griffo-a-cura-di-stefano-dandrea/?fbclid=IwAR0b_fYiM4iS3D3_IpD1mwazp00RxlrZOp_iDVBXxmW2LM_u1aLriNLMPKk

 
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/0ba2eb_262133c4601242de9cb3e20eb975bfdc.pdf

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Haiku – tulips

 
scent of snow . . .
plastic tulips
in the window

 
Haiku Dialogue – talk about tulips, 9 January 2019
Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/01/09/29104/#comment-93282

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Haiku – Akitsu

 

deep winter
the emptiness
of a tortoiseshell

 

hedgehog
the deep sleep
of winter trees

 

drifting moon
the old horse’s whinny
on the winter wind

 

Akitsu Quarterly, Winter 2018

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Senryu – Failed Haiku

 
Santa Claus
a girl takes sweets
from a stranger

 
slanting rain
I try to get a word in
edgeways

 
spilled gravy
he talks over me
at dinner

 
polling day
the snowman leans
to the left

 
wallpaper
the layers
of his past

 
Failed Haiku A Journal of English Senryu Volume 4, Issue 37, 1 January 2019

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue37.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2TubbZ7_C2TWSI38JgKq6VGwvcc7gNdW__pjAKFFEBi1A5-sGtrv9ozjs

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Top 100 European Haiku Authors of 2018

 

I’m delighted to be among the Top 100 European Haiku Authors of 2018. thank you Krzysztof Kokot

EUROTOP 100 2018.jpg

 

https://haikueurotop.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-european-top-100-haiku-authors-in.html?fbclid=IwAR04Dn9YFRn4mpNAzkqVf8fnLd9oF-yyF51ETIA_1_GXgMfefEmh1ZXpIgI

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European Kukai 2018

 

skylark’s song
her faded words
on a postcard

 
Note: Skylark populations are declining in almost all countries of northern and western Europe.
Read more at https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/skylark/threats/#Z7lMm1rS5lSJLVEo.99

10th place
EUROPEAN KUKAI 2018 – Monday, December 31, 2018
https://europeankukai.blogspot.com/2018/12/results-of-european-kukai-2018-121_31.html?fbclid=IwAR00SUU8t7QXlaydVaG0KOj2EkSV8BWkMZQJaiWtd1PE8Te6QfDIS8CCX2M

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