2017 Tenth Haiku Meeting: October 14@
Moderator: Crystal Brunelli

lying alone on the grass--
shadows of clouds
passing by
Yasuomi Koganei


clear sky
radar beams scanning
for a peacemaker?
Yasuomi Koganei


cool evening air
reaching also the heart
inn in Cádiz
Hiroshi Utano


Jenner's statue
crouching mother and childfs sweating faces
by the nameplate on the ground
Hiroshi Utano


autumn deepens
where the clock once ticked
a mark on the wall
Keiko Toya


cluster
shadow of grapes
with joy
Osami Kawasaki


playing soccer
solitary Japanese cedar
and children
Osami Kawasaki


Fall in USA
October and Halloween
dressed in scary clothes,
kids beg candy door-to-door
obake! abunai!!
Royal T. Fruehling, Hawai'i (USA)


the weeds
domicile of butterflies
nearly eradicated
Hanne Hansen (Denmark)


una libellula
che cosfera il tempo
prima del tempo?
Antonella Filippi (Italy)


a dragonfly--
what was time
before time?
Antonella Filippi (Italy)

legno bruciato--
nel calore del sole
ecco lfautunno
Antonella Filippi (Italy)


burnt wood--
in the warmth of the sun
herefs the autumn
Antonella Filippi (Italy)


becoming the new chief.--
now her hidden nature
is disclosed
Tomislav Maretic (Croatia)


urinating by
the hedge...a cricket sings
his love song
Tomislav Maretic (Croatia)


Sunday afternoon--
a buzzard in circles
becoming a point
Tomislav Maretic (Croatia)


childrenfs graffiti
on the dike.... an answer
for the tsunami
Tomislav Maretic (Croatia)


Sotto la doccia
si lava anche un insetto
del mio giardino
Ann Mencarelli (Italy)


under the shower
an insect of my garden
also has a wash
Ann Mencarelli (Italy)


Dentro lfarmadio
col vestito a fiori
chiudo lfestate
Ann Mencarelli (Italy)


inside the wardrobe
with the flower dress
I close the summer
Ann Mencarelli (Italy)


two hawks
circling higher and higher
for a new land
Masako Omaki


full moon and
warmer clothes,
time flies
Masako Omaki


the Japanese drum
reverberates
a yellow leaf dancing
Motoko Satoh


tops of pampas grasses
beckon
glittering waves
Motoko Satoh


autumn breeze
her tutti-frutti
remembered
Ikken Ikemoto


persimmon sky his empty apology with frozen smile
Ikken Ikemoto


autumn shower
breaking night stillness
all of a sudden
Yasuhiko Shirota


a solitary death
the same age as me--
floral field
Yasuhiko Shirota


the insects chirping in chorus--
H-bomb news
on air
Kazuo Takayanagi


rain letup
baseball again
cicadas chirp again
Kazuo Takayanagi


autumn equinox day
flowers offered
gravestones revive
Takeo Hanaoka


Cataluña confusion
tomorrow is nowhere
cosmoses laughing
Takeo Hanaoka


the whole world
bathed in autumn sunset hues
distant mountain silhouettes
Michiko Murai


tweet tweet
birds in morning light
persimmons in abundance
Michiko Murai


escaped from
an invisible cage
--autumn sea
Midori Tanaka


eternal waves
and me, the momentary existence
--autumn beach
Midori Tanaka


glimpses of the Tokyo Skytree
through buildings and bridges
on the cruise boat
Takashi Ikari


chatter stops
each pass under a bridge
Tokyo cruise
Takashi Ikari


ghow long to seven gods shrine?h
gthirty minutes on footh
mum flowers blooming
Hideo Ebihara


cool summer!
cicadas earlier shut their shops
crickets now singing their songs
Hideo Ebihara


Nobel honored ICAN
now to persuade
Nuclear States
Masaaki Oka


General Election--
promises spending with little consideration
for budget
Masaaki Oka


traffic jam
crickets chanting in ff
a foreboding dusk
Yuzu Sugita


autumn wind
touching her coffin
touching--
Yuzu Sugita


only a few surviving friends
thanks mixed with regrets
--autumn class reunion
Kiyoshi Sugita


belated blooming this year
biological clock askew?
--fragrant olive in my garden
Kiyoshi Sugita


autumn night
pen, Saijiki and a cup of coffee
on the table
Michi Umeda


lying on the sofa
fail to sleep
nothing but crickets
Michi Umeda


Aoyama Road
ginkgo leaves falling
one-sided love
Michi Umeda


something fearsome
in the stillness and solitude
long autumn night
Sachiko Kondo


try to liken my last days
to autumn clouds floating
gthe Barcarolleh
Sachiko Kondo


Saturday morning
different melody
birdsf songs
Naomi Nakamura


dark, quiet room
big autumn moon
peaceful sleep
Naomi Nakamura


autumn walk to school
sparrows in the crosswalk
ignoring gdonft walkh
Crystal Brunelli


Next meeting:

November 4, 13:30 to 17:00 No.3, 7th floor, Meguro Kumin Center ( Meguro citizen's center )

December 9, 13:30 to 17:00 No.3, 7th floor, Meguro Kumin Center ( Meguro citizen's center )

January 20, 2018 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itentative and subject to changej

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fCenter (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fCenter (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fCenter
@@@@@@ @ (PM): MIHC Monthly Haiku Workshop at Meguro CitizensfCenter

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

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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.