World Haiku Review, Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2009

Haiku March 2009, page 2

Neo Classical Haiku

Other Haiku of Merit 


                   well below zero                                                                                         Light
                   my dog steps into                                                                                    Like a sheet
                   yesterday's paw prints                                                                         Laid over the snow
                                Patricia Benedict, Canada                                                                      Marc Bonetto, France   

    restless night                                                                                             brick walkway
    I wake to the brilliance                                                                      the tenacity
    of new snow                                                                                                of dandelions

Susan Constable, Canada 

   orange sunset                                                                                            red roses
   in a chameleon sky-                                                                              in a bouquet-
   then moonlight                                                                                        two blushing cheeks

Gillena Cox, TT 

   Afternoon showers                                                                                 Indian summer
   chase me from my hammock                                                         apples in bloom
   Sea of Crises                                                                                                  drinking up the rain 

  "Catbird", Armando H. Corbelle, USA                                                               Tatjana  Debeljac(ki  

              midwinter                                                                                                      the shape
              mercury follows the sun                                                                     of children's laughter --
              down                                                                                                                   frosted window

Laryalee Fraser, Canada 

              first snow -                                                                                                     winter ploughing -
              the mailman's bike                                                                                   a cloud of gulls
              with new tires                                                                                              veils the sun

Damien Gabriels, France

               spring sunshine                                                                                          Wilted rose petals
               the toothless smile                                                                                    from a lifeless thorny stem--
               of a homeless girl                                                                                        fall, and blow away.

                        Victor P. Gendrano, USA                                                                              Michael Hartman

                March wind -                                                                                                  summer 
                the school bus passes                                                                              and the trees are busy
                by our house now                                                                                       slowing down the rain

                         Dennis M. Holmes, USA                                                                                William Hart

                grandma’s quilt                                                                                           the gleam
                the frayed edges                                                                                          of the old stag's antlers --
                of mold scent                                                                                                winter moon

                         richard krawiec                                                                                                Catherine J.S. Lee

               monsoon shower —                                                                                  meteor shower –
               a crow on a cow's back                                                                            crickets occupied
               a small umbrella                                                                                         by its song

             Kumarendra Mallick, India                                                                Tomislav Maretic, Croatia

sunny morning  -                                                                                        their drunken songs
the moon                                                                                                          give way one by one
reluctant to leave                                                                                       to the song of the cricket   

John McDonald, UK

wet camellia leaves                                                                                   snowed in--                               
glitter under the street lamps.                                a child etches her name                                             
a tomcat runs home.                                                               in window rime                                                       

                   isabella mori, Canada                                                           Nora Wood                 

(bugs come out (keichitsu, mid spring). Of the earth. Note: Red  Pine translates this venerable Chinese expression as "insects astir", a very worthy expression, in The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain [Han Shan] (Copper Canyon, 2000). —wjh)

spring night (haru no yo, all spring)
  insects astir on                                                                                           spring night ~
   the pond ~ cool breeze                                                                          sound of festivity
   scatters sunlight                                                                                       far far away  


tranquil (nodoka, all spring). Tranquil(ity) [nodoka(sa)
   sunset dissolving
    in tranquil waters ~
    a man with an oar

Narayanan, India 


 keahausu/haha no kurigoto/mizore kiku                                      hito koishi/hitogomi wataru/tosi no ichi
  hearing mom's grumbling                                                                  longing  for people
  at the nursing home                                                                                straddling among the crowd
  it's sleeting                                                                                                      on the year end market day

mago afure/yuzu ga tobidasu/yubune kana                  tsuchi ni kisu/tomo mata hitori/kann no ame       the citrons pop out                                                                                      another friend died my            grandchildren play                                                                                      and was burried
 in the hot tub                                                                                                  in the cold rain

 rousou no/dokyou shagareru/kan no tsuya           hyaku issai/arigato kaki yuku/kan no kiku  
 the old monk's voice                                                                                  the lady,101
 husky in sutra-chanting...                                                                     gone,writing "thank you"...
 a vigil during the cold night                                                                 the chrysanthemum in winter

 aruku kage/senaka wo nobasu/haru tatsu hi
 walking shadow
 makes me straighten up myself
 on the first day of spring

Hisanori Ogane, Japan





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