2017 Sixth Haiku Meeting: June 10
Moderator: Crystal Brunelli


WAR?
thunder far away|
PEACE
Kazuo Takayanagi


Buddhist work robes
hanging in my garden
a gust of May wind
Kazuo Takayanagi


fresh green leaves
deepen and lighten
in the breeze
Hiroshi Utano


strap on the train
a little damp
early summer rain
Hiroshi Utano


an early morning
cuckoofs cry
feeling summerfs coming
Osami Kawasaki


a strong fragrance
quite white flowers
gardenia
Osami Kawasaki


ruby eyes, gold wings
seventeen year cicada
a brooch for my love
Stephen M. Block (USA)


flash of lightning
before the spring rain
a loud cricket song
Tomislav Maretic (Croatia)


first light at dawn--
my nightmare
disappears
Tomislav Maretic (Croatia)


Al crepuscolo
saltellando nel prato
gioca un merlo.
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)


At dusk
jumping in the grass
a blackbird plays.
Anna Mencarelli (Italy)


walking--
rabbits at a gallop
crossing the path
Hanne Hansen (Denmark)


sulle foglie rosse
sulle siepi appassite
luna dfautunno
Antonella Filippi (Italy)


on the red leaves
on the withered hedges
an autumn moon
Antonella Filippi (Italy)


un aquilone--
tremula solitudine
autunnale
Antonella Filippi (Italy)


a kite--
tremulous autumn loneliness
Antonella Filippi (Italy)


municipal bodies and corporates
supported Paris Pact despite Trump
-clean energy, technology
Masaaki Oka


Ramadan increment
of terrorists gone if commented by IS leader
about peace
Masaaki Oka


a drop
of perfume
a ladyfs armor
Michi Umeda


season word dictionary
left open
shorter nights
Michi Umeda


to remember for years
with tears--
myriad greens
Sachiko Kondo


reflecting on the past
lingering on the path
summer afterglow
Sachiko Kondo


through
a parasol
mushroom-shaped cloud
Michiko Murai


steaming coffee
my dog-eared travel guide
-rainy season
Michiko Murai


young leaves of
camphor trees play a symphony
open-air concert
Juichi Masuda


Koinobori
leave their swimming styles
up to the winds
Juichi Masuda


immersed
in the cuckoofs echo--
I was longing for
Midori Tanaka


caterpillars,
a spider and a lizard--
for the moment lives balanced
Midori Tanaka


for this moment
her Ikebana
in spotlight
Masako Omaki


mountain azaleas
welcome us
among various greens
Masako Omaki


a hazy moon
hanging high up
a break in the rain
Yasuhiko Shirota


moonlit night
marching rabbitear irises
noiselessly
Yasuhiko Shirota


dressed in Cool Biz
outfoxing, outwitting, outsmarting--
Diet debate
Ikken Ikemoto


his wan smile
in the Milky Way--
reverence deepens
Ikken Ikemoto


national treasure
after 1300 years here
a handsome Buddha
Junko Saeki


a bowl of buckwheat noodles
among strangers
Jindaiji Temple
Junko Saeki


after fumigation
white remains
fall like snow
Takeo Hanaoka


young hydrangea
looking forward to change
blue to purple
Takeo Hanaoka


out of the tunnel
paulownia flowers
floating in the sky
Hideo Ebihara


children dash onto bus
saying gvery sorryh
their teeth shine white
Hideo Ebihara


herb-gathering
voice of the late friend
on greenish wind
Motoko Satoh


May breeze
a flock of birds fly out
make merry
Motoko Satoh

a dull sky
song of a bush warbler
the air silky
Maki Hatanaka


in a sea breeze
subtle smell of scorching
Yasuomi Koganei


heavy sky
lowering over a city--
deep-blue hydrangeas
Yasuomi Koganei


a rose named gPrincessh
the interesting inside story
in the background
Takashi Ikari


naming of roses
much effort needed
to avoid overlap
Takashi Ikari


reflecting in
the just planted paddy
a lone firefly
Crystal Brunelli

Next meeting:

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 )

September 9, 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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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.