Ken SawitriKen Sawitri

Born 1964 in Blora, Central Java, Indonesia, and completed her degree in psychology at the Universitas Indonesia.

She dedicated her haiku for her motherland in "Listen, The Spice Whispers" and recorded her journey in the haiku at http://thisissawitri.blogspot.com

 

spring day
a beggar's bowl
full of flowers

Akitsu Quarterly, Spring 2016

 

sudden shower
the sun flows
into countless paths

Wednesday Haiku 210, Issa's Untidy Hut, May 6th, 2015

 

billboards
the dawn peeled
at a canned city

Otata,  June 2016

 

squid ink pasta
my morning newspaper stains
with typos

The Mainichi, October 14th, 2015

 

autumn school
everyday he leaves behind him
the big sky

DailyHaiga Special Feature: Kampung Halaman, Haiku and Haiga from
Indonesia, Haiga by Ken Sawitri and Jimat Achmadi, February 4th, 2016

 

abandoned village
her yellow raincoat jumps
in and out of silence

Chrysanthemum  18, October 2015

 

distant mosque
the muezzin's call
ripples on the lake

Cattails  15.3 September 2015

 

street gossip —
a diaphanous bug
set its foot on my palm

A Hundred Gourds  3.2 March 2014

 

the sound of a chainsaw
a few dried leaves
curled into the fire

A Hundred Gourds  4.3 June 2015

 

hot news —
the ice cream ads
after a war newsbreak

The Mainichi, September 3rd, 2014

 

first raven cry
aspartame gets
a natural name

The Zen Space, Winter 2016 Showcase

 

translucent wall
a deaf moon and I
speak in sign language

Second Prize Diogen Summer Haiku 2013

 

summer rain —
socks on the clothesline
still try to escape on tiptoe

5th Place in European Quarterly Kukai 6th Edition (Summer, Water), June 2014

 

driftwood
my thoughts ebbing away
tide by tide

3rd Place in The Shiki Monthly Kukai, March 2016 (Free Format, Driftwood)

 

migrant's shelters
above them
the wandering moon

Selected Poem in The Book of The 5th Haiku Contest SHARPENING THE GREEN PENCIL 2016

 

no moonlight
a rickety pier strikes
through the dark sea

DailyHaiku, May 13th, 2015

 

seaward
a river pulses — writes
and rewrites itself

The 141st World Haiku Association Haiga Contest, April 2016

 

barren trees
even the tiniest twig
embraced by the mist

DailyHaiku, May 12th, 2015

 

abandoned house
I strike the bell
with my shadow

Wild Plum  2.1 Spring & Summer Issue, March 1st, 2016

 

orphanage room
the iced glass window
mimicks the dew

Otata,  June 2016

 

hazy moon
a first satellite dish installed
in the fisherman's village

The Heron's Nest  Volume XVIII Number 1, March 2016

 

commuter rail station
the wobbling sound
of an old weathervane

The Mainichi, July 17th, 2014

 

ivory
how many women missing
in history

Chrysanthemum  19, April 2016

 

Fort Nassau
the scent of Banda
nutmeg red

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ By David McMurray, May 15th, 2015

 

the farmers in the core of the sun are butterfly wings in rain

BONES, journal for contemporary haiku  No. 3, December 15th, 2013

 

even inside
this drizzling rain
pomegranates

Right Hand Pointing  95, "Haiku"

 

the mosque microphone
makes the silence
louder

The Mainichi, June 4th, 2015

 

traffic jam
a sudden sneeze
moves the moon

The Mainichi, February 9th, 2016

 

year's end —
leaking pot patched
by its lime crust

Wednesday Haiku 204, Issa's Untidy Hut, March 18th, 2015

 

words
we have been said
fallen leaves

Honorable Mention in the Mongolian Haiku Association Second International Kukai (Drop leaves)

 

trauma centre
flapping of the butterflies' wings
after a hard rain

A Hundred Gourds  4.4 September 2015

 

sour oranges —
peeling hope
unfulfilled

Chrysanthemum  14, October 2013

 

afternoon tea sipping a twisting world

Otata,  June 2016

 

on a chop board
a bitter bean caterpillar
wakes up

Under The Basho  2014

 

a fortune cookie aphorism
'you are not
illiterate'

Failed Haiku  1.1 January 2016

 

Koan practice
I translate
my calligraphic self

The Mainichi, January 27th, 2016

 

the moon disappears
before I scoop
my pineapple jam

Izbor Radova/The Choice of Poems DIOGEN Summer 2013 Haiku Contest
'Summer in The Town'

 

withered trees the rising twigs catch the passing clouds

The Zen Space Summer 2015 Showcase

 

spring wind
a backyard peacock shifts
the moonbeams

Akitsu Quarterly,  Spring 2016

 

rain all day
watching the tv news
soundlessly

The Mainichi, June 25th, 2016

 

latest news
the tv broadcasts
an old war

Frogpond 38.2,  Spring-Summer issue 2015

 

noonday heat
a breeze peels
the onion seller's skirt

Indian Kukai 9 (Onion), February 2015

 

traditional market
the scent of mountain breeze
in the vendor's tea cup

Daily Haiga, November 4th, 2014

 

fresh fish market
a young man carries the wet basket
full of stars

The 140th World Haiku Association Haiga Contest, March 2016

 

spring breeze
the tiny finger tips holds up
her first white frangipani

A Hundred Gourds  4.2, March 2015

 

a jasmine bud falls
in the court's dance pavilion
her eyes inhale

A Hundred Gourds  5.3, June 2016

 

lone homecoming —
dad's cigar purse
still in the same place

A Hundred Gourds,  3.1, December 2013

 

starry night
grandma removes
the corn kernels

DailyHaiku, May 15th, 2015

 

gathered in the mosque
for wedding vows —
a spider weaves its web

A Hundred Gourds 2.4,  September 2013

 

sunset
my toddler reading sunbeam
a bedtime story

Failed Haiku  1.1 January 2016

 

wrong GPS
on the peak of the empty road
we reach the moon

The Mainichi, April 29th, 2016

 

bachelor's garden
sugar-apples ripen
along its path

Daily Haiga, May 26th, 2014

 

bachelor’s garden
a soka bough embraces
the old mango tree

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray, November 15th, 2013

 

ocean of sand —
thousands of wind paths
within each grain

Wednesday Haiku 184, Issa's Untidy Hut, July 2nd, 2014