2017 Third Haiku Meeting: March 11
Moderator: Crystal Brunelli


against the winter sky
twigs jostle in
clear treetops
Hiroshi Utano


a greenish vein on the back of hand
swollen
with aging
Hiroshi Utano


early spring
a white riverbed
Nature Trail
Osami Kawasaki


sweet summer oranges
the first gale of spring
gives me presents
Osami Kawasaki


lenzuola bianche--
si separano piano
i monti dalla notter
Antonella Filippi (Italy)


white bed sheets--
the mountains slowly
part with the night
Antonella Filippi (Italy)


pioggerellina--
il suono delle pietre nascoste
Antonella Filippi (Italy)


drizzle drops--
the sound of hidden stones
Antonella Filippi (Italy)


daylight lengthening
winter shadows shortening
buds daring to burst
Stephen M. Block (USA)


in the March wind
bending trees strain to join
my kite in the sky
Royal T. Fruehling, Hawai'i (USA)


Stella di Natale
cade l'ultima foglia
ècarnevale
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)


Christmas star(Poinsettia)
the last leaf falls
it's Carnival
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)


un compleanno
con troppe candeline
non lo festeggio
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)


a birthday
with too many candles
I don't celebrate it
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)


autumn rain
I recall sunny days
at Nobiru
Leanne Mumford (Australia)


class reunion|
the yearbook acts
our class president
Kazuo Takayanagi


recovery from illness--
violets
in a crack on the bank
Kazuo Takayanagi


peach sake
her four score and tenth birthday
slightly rouge on her lips
Juichi Masuda


Ume
blooms on the finger-tips of
Japanese sweet craftsman
Juichi Masuda


strong wind,
feeling sun on my neck
early early spring
Masako Omaki


the day of starting
three, each their own destination
hoping for the new life
Masako Omaki


small greens
through crevices
of pavement
Hideo Ebihara


heads upright
old men walking
along the cherry tree way
Hideo Ebihara


lingering cold
faint scent of spring
in my pocket
Maki Hatanaka


hard cherry buds
piercing into
soft shining sky
Motoko Satoh


old Hina doll
on its face remain
her joyful stories
Motoko Satoh


precocious cherry
beside beech
people gather round
Takeshi Hanaoka


four missiles
shock waves
stormy spring
Takeshi Hanaoka


forced to venture
our future on Trump
chilly spring
Takashi Ikari


happiest moment
encountering Japanese apricot
high-five
Takashi Ikari


alternative fact,
fake news, post truth
the gales since Jan. 20, 2017
Midori Tanaka


gunder controlh
an alternative fact
3.11
Midori Tanaka


pancake-flat
but still a hill
lovely spring day
Michi Umeda


in the very midst
of pleasant conversation
spring melancholy
Michi Umeda


one white magnolia
landed
scent faintly grows
Michiko Murai


nature wakes up
my garden better left
unswept
Michiko Murai


daphne--
the scent in her room
once visited
Yasuomi Koganei


his 80th spring dawning--
from the North
non-salute missiles
Yasuomi Koganei


thin ice--
chilblained foot itchy
aching so much
Yasuhiko Shirota


cornelian cherry
coming loose
lingering cold
Yasuhiko Shirota


cherry blossom falls
whether it knows
secrets of human nature
Takafumi Ishihara


drowsy spring
drawn into the forest
piece in monochrome
Kazumi Karaki


your face in profile
overlaps
spring moon
Kazumi Karaki


before
the cherryfs blooming
my nephew passed
Kiyoshi Sugita


lady and her dog
enjoying a leisurely walk
in early-spring breeze
Kiyoshi Sugita


I-House garden
artificial waterfall, stones and hills
very natural looking
Masaaki Oka


finishing touches of
Old Higher School boarders
--remembrance and Uni. donation
Masaaki Oka


magnolia blooming
faithful gBaumh missing her mistress
together, a legend
Yuzu Sugita


to the higher space
the paper Hina dolls left me
call from another planet?
Yuzu Sugita


trying to take
Mejiro pic
spring sweetness
Simone K. Busch (Germany)


Shinto wedding
fresh and white
a heronfs poo
Simone K. Busch (Germany)


a pair of olive birds
flying around
the red and white ume
Keiko Toya


morning too cold
not to wear gloves--and yet
the smell of daphne
Crystal Brunelli


Next meeting:

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

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

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

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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


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