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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