duminică, 23 aprilie 2017

Haiku Contest Wild Plum 2017

Third Prize

end of summer –
stitching the clouds
with a skipping stone

Eduard Tara, Romania

Haiku is wonderful in its simplicity. I clearly feel the atmosphere of late summer here, when it is too cold for bathing in the lake or river and you have to find another way to spend time. What an interesting idea is stitching the clouds with a skipping stone! The author shows us a world we can only see through the eyes of a child. I absolutely love this haiku.
– Maria Tomczak

Honorable Mentions
old hands
getting new wings –
snow angel
Lavana Kray, Romania


sâmbătă, 22 aprilie 2017

Mainichi Haiku in English: Best of 2016

Vasile Moldovan

night of New Year
churches, mosques, temples, synagogues
under the same fireworks/ Jan. 2, 2016

Comment: Haiku knows the best way to achieve world peace.

At the nightfall
the hunter's knapsack
stuffed with tales/ March 15, 2016

the old hour glass ...
sand shadow running
on the white wall/ April 12, 2016

Comment: An excellent "shibui" (subdued) composition of color

up and down
here and there
a wandering dragonfly /Oct. 3, 2016

Comment: My version of the final line: "adragonfly." "Wandering" is redundant.

Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă

and so on.../ Jan. 19, 2016

Comment: A thin-fogged two-liner with a jab: "and so on."

before carnival
trying on a lot
of chemo wigs / April 22, 2016

Comment: Japanese wigs are superb, they say. Why not try some?

Summer's end
even the moon
has freckles/ Oct. 13, 2016

Comment: Good humor.

Ana Drobot

new moon—
I try to draw the smile
of the Cheshire cat  /Jan. 20, 2016

season change...
instead of sea shells
empty Coca Cola bottles/ April 15, 2016

I once had
Everything / Aug. 31, 2016

Comment: I sympathize with the author for some reason. Butterfly" is a very good choice of word. The small letter of the first word is the result 

Oana Boazu

the railroad tracks
heading the same direction—
overnight snow / March 12, 2016

deeper night—
the crow can't be spotted
anymore/ Sept. 23, 2016

4 am—
autumn rain more profound
than my sleep /Nov. 2, 2016

no coffee—
the world falters
with every step /Dec. 21, 2016

Comment: This is a bit overstated. However, in the second and third lines, we feel some "newness."

Lavana Kray

more light in my life...
a moth enlarging
the curtain hole /  May 7, 2016

arms around the tree—
I'm listening
to upcoming book / Sept. 3, 2016

General comment: These evoke a strange feeling.

Steliana Cristina Voicu 

Earth's sky—
Kerala tea plantation
in sunlight  /May 20, 2016

quinces lights
Grandpa's old room / Sept. 20, 2016

Comment: Nostalgic "quinces lights" outside late Grandpa's room

Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara

my mirror getting acquainted
another wrinkle / June 22, 2016

Juliet's balcony—
only honeysuckle
climbs / July 11, 2016

Cinema verite—
a gust of wind
in her white dress /  Aug. 22, 2016

Comment: The author knows how to use colors efficiently like in black and white films.

here and there on the tiles—
old piano cabaret  / Sept. 1, 2016

Comment: "Discolored" and "old" are closely related. My way: discolored tiles / here and there / piano bar.

Dan Iulian

Firefighters' Day—
in the hand of the child
a four-leaf clover / Aug. 29, 2016

Comment: Recently I haven't picked up a happy clover. Tomorrow I'll walk to a nearby ground.

fat pumpkin—
I'm reconciling myself
to my roundness / Oct. 27, 2016

Comment: Dan, don't you think you'll be a slender man?

vineri, 21 aprilie 2017


April 21, 2017 at 10:00 JST

Mist . ..
his answers
when I ask why
--Ana Drobot (Bucharest, Romania)

joi, 13 aprilie 2017

Chrysanthemum Nr, 21



Ana Drobot

literature —
highlighting a passage
autumn sunlight

Literatur —
beleuchtet eine Passage

first lesson —
on the white sky
flying cranes

erste Lektion —
an einem weißen Himmel
fliegen Kraniche

fading away
my winter clothes

Schneeglöckchen ...
verschwinden langsam
meine Wintersachen

vernal equinox —
for a brief moment
 we touch each other

Frühlingstagundnachtgleiche —
für einen kurzen Moment
berühren wir uns

Lavana Kray 

the old hands
getting new wings —
snow angel

alte Hände
bekommen neue Flügel —

Steliana Voicu 

Lady's Bedstraw in bloom —
a girl picks up
the moonset

Gelblabkraut in Blüte —
ein Mädchen sammelt
den Monduntergang auf


luni, 10 aprilie 2017

CATTAILS - April 2017

blooming trees — 
repainting my birth date 
on the gravestone


pomi înfloriți -
retușez data nașterii
pe cripta mea


sâmbătă, 8 aprilie 2017

Din Prune Juice Issue 21

Ana Drobot ne trimite: 

Romania freezing cold - 

I close all windows 

on my desktop 

frigul iernii – 

închid toate ferestrele 

de pe desktop

miercuri, 5 aprilie 2017

NHK WORLD - Haiku Masters - April


chainsaw sound -
the last tree saves itself
by budding  

Lavana Kray / Romania
 far away
from the crowd -
spring silence 

Eduard TARA / Romania

 stork nest in the storm -
children cling to each other
around the pillar  

Lavana Kray / Romania

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