2017 Twelfth Haiku Meeting : December 9
Moderator Crystal Brunelli

in a dark winter sky
her flashing eyes
just before dying
Yasuomi Koganei

to a wall
homeless guy muttering
Symphony No. 9
Yasuomi Koganei

leaves of maidenhair trees
raked into heaps
Michiko Murai

vibrant rhyme of touching ground
already winter
Michiko Murai

a scoop of dry leaves
tossed into the air, the child
showered in autumn
Stephen M. Block (USA)

always a surprise
magenta, yellow and red
displace greenery
Stephen M. Block (USA)

shy rainbows hide
their beauty in the mist
‘til beckoned by the sun
Royal T. Fruehling (Hawai’i, USA)

jato snjeznih
gusaka slijece s neba -
zabijeli se polje
Tomislav Maretic (Croatia)

snow geese
falling from the sky -
field turns white
Tomislav Maretic (Croatia)

volant dans les trous des murs
niches d’amour
Janick BELLEAU (Canada)

flying into the holes-in-the-wall
mating season
Janick BELLEAU (Canada)

plastic bag
floating in the wind -
Antonella Filippi (Italy)

Su nude rocce
come lo zucchero a velo
cade la neve
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)

on naked rocks
like icing sugar
the snow falls
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)

Notte d'insonnia
oscilla il pendolo
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)

sleepless night
the pendulum swings
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)

single flower
light pink colored
a rose of autumn
Osami Kawasaki

ginkgoes’ fallen leaves
sweeping and cleaning
Osami Kawasaki

the ridgeline
maple-tree viewing
Hiroshi Utano

the missing part
of a crescent moon
Hiroshi Utano

in the night sky
the supermoon’s landscape
seen on the horizon
Hanne Hansen (Denmark)

first cicada of the summer-an email from an old friend
Leanne Mumford (Australia)

with winter air
between each feather
looking a bit plump
Mineko Takahashi

buds somewhere
becoming so bare
a winter grove
Mineko Takahashi

strung over the pine trees
tortoises asking “what are those?”
Hideo Ebihara

whirlwind blowing away
pupils’ red and white caps
leaving laughter
Hideo Ebihara

winter haiku
of the students from abroad
full of young spirit                                              
Midori Tanaka

the new ATM
shouting at me to pay
Christmas shopping
Midori Tanaka

faint scent of
holly flowers,
holy season
Masako Omaki

winter sunset
silhouettes marching
along the spinach field
Masako Omaki

winter stars twinkling
wing lights blinking
Sachiko Kondo

the clothoid expressway
leading far beyond mountains
in the snow
Sachiko Kondo

fishing boat
out of control--
winter wind whistling
Yasuhiko Shirota

red maples--
only just blooming
against winter dusk
Yasuhiko Shirota

maple viewing--
carp rush to me
to my empty hands
Ikken Ikemoto

december advancing
i don a mask of
Ikken Ikemoto

midnight winter gale
ginkgo leaves still shining
come morning
Yuzu Sugita

vivid violin of “Ave Maria”
ginkgo flurry on her wheelchair
we fall silent
Yuzu Sugita

from the depths of the autumn forest
rising sun
Motoko Satoh

dusk’s cloud
inspires my sweater’s color
fringed with rose
Motoko Satoh

ginkgo trees
falling leaves
without any hesitation
Kazuo Takayanagi

north wind
through the shopping street
panicked hurrying ladies
Takeo Hanaoka

televised heavy snow
myself freezing
in the warm room
Takeo Hanaoka

Indian summer
the postwar generation
has no postwar
Michi Umeda

thick layers of clothing
keeping him in the dark
about my heart
Michi Umeda

scent of rum
listening to impromptu poetry
in December
Kazumi Karaki

a mountain of
Italian chocolate spread
freezing morning
Kazumi Karaki

full moon showing honor
to the flag flying at half-staff
over the Capitol
Takashi Ikari

seeing eye to eye with a bear
the cage slipping
out of my mind
Takashi Ikari

pink paper Sazanqua
on her hair
smiling child
Keiko Toya

winter roses
no other flowers
at the rotary
Keiko Toya

130th anniversary of
my elementary school
chorus! and concert!
Masaaki Oka

school tree of Camphor
symbol of the life
of pupils
Masaaki Oka

autumn leaves
making me miss
my good old days
Kiyoshi Sugita

one persimmon
left on a leafless tree
the year is closing
Kiyoshi Sugita

bare cherry trees
milliard brush strokes
Junko Saeki

black-robed priests in the snow
their bare feet in straw sandals
Junko Saeki

rising sun ahead
supermoon at my back
one more school day
Crystal Brunelli

Next meeting:

January 20, 2018 13:30 to 17:00 No.3, 7th floor, Meguro Kumin Center ( Meguro citizen's center )

February 17, 2018 13:30 to 17:00 No.3, 7th floor, Meguro Kumin Center (Meguro citizen center )

March 10, 2018 13:30 to 17:00 No.3, 7th floor, Meguro Kumin Center (Meguro citizen center )

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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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.