2017 Fifth Haiku Meeting: May 13
Moderator: Crystal Brunelli


into strolling shadows
moonlit petals falling--
tomorrow, her departure
Yasuomi Koganei


in the moonlight
drinking beer on a rooftop
floating over sparkling Tokyo
Yasuomi Koganei


long spring day
resting my head on my arm
thinking nothing
Hiroshi Utano


persistent cold
blaming especially
the lingering chill of early spring
Hiroshi Utano


tadpoles wake up
seemingly had enough of
seeing the bed
Juichi Masuda


butterflies
trying to attend the open-air
tea ceremony
Juichi Masuda


canola flowers
a yellow belt and
light green
Osami Kawasaki


light crimson
as if burning briskly
double cherry blossoms       
Osami Kawasaki


"Happy Mother's Day!"
meeting the 50 cherry seedlings again
each of its own story after planting
Yuzu Sugita


hear the mt. cherry's song!
spotting the mountain with wild wisterias
no sign of war
Yuzu sugita


bread crumbs line the stump
cardinal selects the best
fastidiously
Stephen M. Block (USA)


bright yellow Fiat
bright yellow dandelion
compete for first place
Stephen M. Block (USA)


bowing in defeat
to the noon day summer sun
my wilting flowers
Royal T. Fruehling, Hawai'i (USA)


the deer run away
the rhinoceros stands still
glowering at us
Hanne Hansen (Denmark)


il vento legge
sfogliando vecchi libri
abbandonati
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)


the wind reads
leafing old abandoned
books
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)


prime poesie
nel rifiorito giardino
primaverile
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)


first poem
in the blooming spring
garden
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)


May Day
the first red camellia
open,
Leanne Mumford (Australia)


fleeting clouds
meet amethyst sunset
with intensity
Michiko Murai


May, flawless sky--  
stretch and breathe deeply
palms skyward
Michiko Murai


seriously damaged castle
Kumamoto
sakura starts blooming
Masako Omaki


reflecting the sunset
Tama River
in May breeze
Masako Omaki


no sound
waiting for his cremation
rain on sakura
Yasuhiko Shirota


passing through
sakura tunnel in a wheelchair
his last night
Yasuhiko Shirota


cherry blossom as ever
people more than ever
Meguro River
Midori Tanaka


the building I once worked in
disappeared
breeze and birds through trees
Midori Tanaka


a fresh new teacher arrived her smile infectious
Ikken Ikemoto


entering the school
will he be
a Goethe Millet Bach?
Ikken Ikemoto


rehab in the quiet park
doves pecking
the summer
Takeo Hanaoka


local baseball ground
win or lose
summer has come
Takeo Hanaoka


a glorious day
pedometer surpasses
ten thousand
Michi Umeda


two mothers
long departed
Mother’s Day
Michi Umeda


cherry petals on the river
some stay some flow
drawing large hiragana
Hideo Ebihara


cherry flowers over
young couples gone
--only the aged remain
Hideo Ebihara


dark sky due to dust--
prayer
for nuclear-free Asia
Kazuo takayanagi


earnestly at prayer
palms together
white magnolia
Takashi Ikari


wishing to play
rock-paper-scissors
with each flower of magnolia kobus
Takashi Ikari


only movements the heart
a lizard
looks to the sky
Kazumi Karaki


a shoeshine man’s
worn-out shoes
crawling ants
Kazumi Karaki


leftover on the street
from the full-bloomed cherry trees
-a petal carpet welcome
Kiyoshi Sugita


early summer afternoon
counting the remaining tablets
before visiting the clinic
Kiyoshi Sugita


dots of May rain
running together
becoming lines
Mineko Takahashi


melancholy
in any beauty
sakura
Mineko Takahashi


fiftieth anniversary
appreciation of coin collectors’ interest
foreign mints renewed
Masaaki Oka


populism unsettled?
North Korean tension from the game
of power to dialogue
Masaaki Oka


along the shrine wall
piles of trimmed branches
the smell of green
Crystal Brunelli



Next meeting:

June 10, 13:30 to 17:00 No. 3, 7th floor, Meguro Kumin Center ( Meguro citizen's center )

July 8, 13:30 to 17:00 No. 3, 7th floor, Meguro Kumin Center ( Meguro citizen's center )

August 12, 13:30 to 17:00 No. 3, 7th floor, Meguro Kumin Center ( Meguro citizen's center )

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Advance Information: Program of Sakura Haiku Festival which will take place in Tokyo in spring of 2019

1. Period: April 1 (Mon)--April 6 (Sat), 2019

2. Theme: Pilgrimage to Haiku Holy Places (Santoka, Issa, Shiki, Hakyo, and Shuson) in Falling Cherry Petals

3. Program(tentative and subject to change)

April 1 (Mon): (AM&PM): presentations, speeches at the office of Meguro International FriendshipAssociation (MIFA) in Meguro City Office

April 2 (Tue): (AM&PM): visit Dairyuji temple (Shiki Masaoka) and Hongyoji temple (Issa Kobayashi and Santoka Taneda)and Ueno Park famous for cherry blossoms

April 3 (Wed): (AM): presentations and speeches at Meguro Citizens’Center (PM): visit Joshinji temple (Shuson Kato)

April 4 (Thu): (AM&PM): visit Jindaiji temple (Hakyo Ishida) and Jindai Botanical Garden

April 5 (Fri): (AM): presentations and speeches at Meguro Citizens’Center (PM): ginko to river-side promenades along the Meguro River famous for cherry blossoms
and a haiku meeting at the office of Meguro International Friendship Association (MIFA)in Meguro City Office

April 6 (Sat): (AM): presentations, speeches at Meguro Citizens’Center
         (PM): MIHC Monthly Haiku Workshop at Meguro Citizens’Center

Detailed program will be announced during December 2018 and January 2019
For details, please contact Yasuomi Koganei: yix04102@nifty.com .

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Please click the following bars for details.

Haiku from the meeting in 2017

Haiku from the meeting in 2016

Haiku from the meetings in 2015

Haiku from the meetings in 2014

Haiku from the meetings in 2013


Haiku from the meetings in 2012

Haiku from the meetings in 2011


Essay: Four-dimensional haiku by Yasuomi Koganei

To Web Site of France Haiku Association

To Web Site of Edinburgh Haiku Circle

To Web Site of Yasuhiko Shirota

To Web Site of Simone K. Busch

To Web Site of Carmen Sterba

To Web Site of Janick Belleau



Beginners are welcome.

Fee: \1000/meeting (student: free)

Meguro International Haiku Circle is a group member of MIFA, to MIFA click here.