Haiku, Page 2 August 2009

World Haiku Review, Volume 7, Issue 2, August 2009

Traditional Haiku

Zatsuei:   Other Haiku of Merit
(In no particular order)


snowflakes fluttering down                    flocons en haute voltige           
under the white moon                            sous la lune de glace
stars sparkle                                          un feu d'étoiles   

                                  Claire Gardien, France

falling oak leaf                                        spring wind
and its reflection                                     children help a kite
merge on contact                                    to start dancing

Ignatius Fay, Canada                       Ljubomir Dragovic', Bosna i Hercegovina

winter torrent                                          summer sunrise
a car washed up                                           each kiss
in the river                                                           a little warmer

Alexander Ask, Australia.                          Raquel D. Bailey, Usa

autumn eve’                                             high season--
the hanging moon dallies                         gulls recycle
in a puddle                                               a slab of battered cod

Don Baird, USA                               Helen Buckingham

     hunger moon                                        graduation ceremony
  the model returns                                    the square hat
to her circle of chalk                                  makes her smile


Helen Buckingham                           Ashley Capes, Australia

blossoming cherry                                     May rainfall                
a cuckoo’s melancholic voice                    heap of sand
from afar                                                    heap of footprints


Ljubomir Dragovic',                                              Jacob Kobina Ayiah
Bosna i Hercegovina                                            Mensah, Ghana

yellow the cowslip                                     jaune le coucou
purple the crocus                                      violet le crocus
~ spring coolness                                      ~ fraîcheur du printemps

                                    Claire Gardien, France

spring dawn —                                           another year
even on paper flowers                                another day
glistening dew                                             another blossoming


Gautam Nadkarni, India                                           Marie Shimane, Japan

Arizona                                                 the white road seems long
hot windblown sand                             claw after claw till it vanishes—
and prickly cacti                                   bird-tracks in snow

Carmel Lively Westerman                                 Lucien Zell, Czech Republic


sudden lightning                                          closing my eyes
all lights go off ~                                          as I pass under --
a child's cry                                                  crabapple blooms

Narayanan Raghunathan, India                            Ann K. Schwader, USA


                                         looking through
                                         the cicadas wings...
                                         the distant islands

                                                            Tomislav Maretic


mountain temple                                            alone with
ghosted in mist                                              a horse’s shadow
summer solstice                                             snow moon


                                      Clare McCotter. N. Ireland



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