Haiku – Luca’s Lily Pad


blustery wind
kicking a leaf
into winter

Commentary by Luca Cenisi: Another great piece of work, where the unmarked cut at the end of line 1 gives continuity to a reading that favors a dynamic and fragile vision of reality, according to the aesthetic rule of shiori しをり. The exasperation of the movement, rendered through the use of terms such as ‘blustering’ and ‘kicking’, is partly mitigated by the (generally) soft and quiet image of winter in line 3, while the alliteration of the sound ‘i’ through the whole poem enhances a sense of clearness (kido 輝度) and adaptation.


My Haiku Pond – Luca’s Lily Pad: a weekly column – by Luca Cenisi


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About Martha Magenta

Martha Magenta is an award-winning haiku poet living in Bristol, England, UK. She has a passion for herbalism, gardening, veganism, animal rights, Earth and the environment. She has worked for ActionAid, and Friends of the Earth. Her poetry, haiku, haibun, senryu, and tanka have appeared in many journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded first, second and third prizes and Honourable Mentions in contests for haiku, tanka and haibun in 2017 - 2019. She is listed on The European Top 100 haiku authors, 2017 and 2018. She collects her published work on a blog: https://marthamagenta.com/
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2 Responses to Haiku – Luca’s Lily Pad

  1. Dear Martha,

    Could you please add a link to the My Haiku Pond community blog page when you share from our blog? Thanks so much!


    Michael Smeer


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