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Sharpening The Green Pencil Haiku Contest 2019

  sea breeze… I breathe in your accent   Commentary by Jim Kacian:   Everything about this poem is charming: who does not welcome a sea breeze? And what is so winsome as a foreign accent (at least when we … Continue reading

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The British Haiku Society Awards 2018

  I’m delighted to be a runner-up in the haiku section of The British Haiku Society Awards 2018.   earthshine . . . the stir of life in a siskin’s egg   British Haiku Society Awards 2018 – Haiku Section Runner-up … Continue reading

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Haiku – Harusame

  brisk breeze— a seagull’s wings sweep the mist   Commentary: a sense of movement (ugoki 動き) that links the two part of the poem, thanks also to the alliteration of the ‘s’ sound in the second ku 句. The … Continue reading

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Tanka – Luca’s Lily Pad

  two otters float across the moon holding hands on the bridge we watch the world flow by   Commentary: A tanka 短歌 (‘short poem’) with a classic and timeless aftertaste focused on love (ai 愛), the main theme of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Haiku

  churchyard lichen the living and dead in symbiosis   © Martha Magenta Cattails – the journal of the United Haiku & Tanka Society October, 2017 http://www.cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattails_final_Oct2017.pdf with Editor’s Choice and commentary: “Martha Magenta’s haiku balances many things and the … Continue reading

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