Ramesh Anand Reads A Selection Of His Haiku

 

cold face of the river i bend to kiss her

A Hundred Gourds, 5:1, December 2015

 

new moon —
the last smokes
of the campfire

Haiku Presence, #53, 2015

 

herdsman's call –
the cowbells marching
from the horizon

Modern Haiku, volume 46.3 Autumn 2015

 

in every drop of rain drop of full moon

A Hundred Gourds, 5:1, December 2015

 

lake sunrise
a duckling sets off
downstream

Frogpond, 2014

 

night drizzle
the village awaits
the baby's birth

Acorn, #35, Fall 2015

 

cherry blossoms how calmly we have fallen apart

Frameless Sky, Issue 3, 2015

 

spring cleaning
the shelves
of boxed grudges

Modern Haiku, volume 47.1, winter spring 2016

 

peak hour –
a flock of sparrows passes
the evening moon

Honorable mention, International Matsuo Basho Award 2014

 

glow of light
from the hilltop hut –
shooting star

The Heron's Nest, Volume 17:1, March 2015

 

on the lake wrinkled face of wind

moongarlic, Issue 2, May 2014

 

festival wind
the street child relights
a bottle rocket

3rd Prize, Raedleaf Poetry Contest 2013

 

autumn wind
mother re-braids
her unreal hair

19th Mainichi Contest International Winner 2015

 

autumn ripples broken pieces of mother

moongarlic, Issue 6, 2016

 

in and out of a seashell autumn light

IRIS Little Haiku Contest Winner 2015

George Swede Reads Three Haiku and a TankaGeorge Swede

 


tar pit an urge for immortality

only an eternal present jackhammer

the wasp's face
what friendship
can become 

Night hurrying
down the mountainside
to work as shadows
for the day –
I re-knot my tie

Rattle - vol.21 no.1 Spring, 2015

 

Hansha Teki Reads A Selection Of His Haiku

river fog –
a nameless ache
fills the page

Frogpond 35.3 Autumn 2012

 
last rites –
I watch her eyes
let go of me

The Heron’s Nest September 2012

 
night of stars . . .
a child tiptoes
in the shallows

Notes From the Gean 4.1 June 2012

 
morning prayer . . .
an orchid absorbs
the sound of bees

Multiverses 1.1

 
tattered crow
flying at half-mast . . .
this chill wind

Simply Haiku Autumn/Winter 2011

 
echoing
the voice of God . . .
Bethells Beach

Simply Haiku Autumn/Winter 2011

 
waning light –
the sea too flickers
with fire

Simply Haiku Autumn/Winter 2011

 
spring tide . . .
one godwit still
in flight

Simply Haiku Autumn/Winter 2011


eye contact . . .
we breathe this mist
in silence

Simply Haiku Autumn/Winter 2011

 
moon viewing . . .
a slit of cloud
parts her eye

Simply Haiku Autumn/Winter 2011


autumn dusk . . .
the descent of light
into its past

from a haiga - Simply Haiku Summer 2012

 
just for today
the blossom that was
never mine
 
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2013 Haiku Invitational International Sakura Award

 
mountain wind . . .
what hunger is this
howling leaves?

unpublished

 
see it dance
entranced all its life –
a mayfly!

unpublished

 
dawn
loosens sunlight –
drip by drip

 
imagine that . . .
the night unfolding
between stars

 
bread of life . . .
light enters through
a wormhole

 
fallen night . . .
the apparition of moths
weaving dreams

 
waiting room –
shadows lengthen
the queue

 
river fog –
the murmur of
fetal dreams

A haiku series, with Japanese translations by Ikuyo Yoshimura
and Greek translations by Constantine Fourakis
presented in a Zoe Savina collage in Simply Haiku - Summer 2012

Sheila Windsor Reads A Selection Of Her Haiku


calling each other
the free owl and the captive
unable to sleep
 
First Place – The BHS James W Hackett International Award 1998
 
 
it’s getting late
every sound
might be you
 
Runner-up – still – The Haiku Award 1998
 
 
single wisp of cloud
vapour trail
somewhere a cricket
 
Runner-up – still – The Haiku Award 1998
 
 
finding the bathroom
by moonlight
the cry of the fox
 
Runner-up – still – The Haiku Award 1999
 
 
into snow the crow prints mine
 
First Prize – The Herb Barrett Award 2001
 
 
October sun
a warm greenhouse tomato
settles in my palm
 
Highly commended - Haiku Presence Award 2001
 
 
bedroom curtains
apart just enough
crescent moon
 
First Prize – Kaji Aso Studio 2001
also published Hawaii Education Assoc. Anthology
 
 
winter trees
each day
more sky
 
First Prize – The 6th Shiki Commemorative Kukai 2001
 
 
swaying and dancing
shadows of leaves
on the piano lid
 
The New Haiku – 2002
 
 
red balloon until there’s only blue
 
First Prize – The Herb Barrett Award 2002
also published: RAW NerVZ
 
 
if i spin this globe faster we merge youandi
 
The cover of RAW NerVZ – Spring 2002
with ink drawing by Mark Windsor
 
 
hoar frost
the dead spider drawn
into a star
 
Second Prize – The Kamakura Shrine One Verse Competition – 2004
 
 
fireflies the space between stars
 
Commended – Haiku Presence Award 2004
 
 
funeral day
the cherry blossoms
about to break
 
Honourable mention – Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
Haiku Invitational 2008
 
 
lullaby. . .
a turtle tracks back
to the ocean
 
First Prize – The Svetlana Marisova Memorial Kukai 2012

Michael Rehling Reads A Selection Of His Haiku

 
where other trees
reach upwards
the willow
 
In the 2013 HNA anthology
 
 
clock shop
noon proclaimed
over and over
 
from  “How to Now: Listening to Haiku Poets" by Tracy Koretsky
 
 
pretending not to be there the whitetail and I
 
from a haiga in HaigaOnline
 
 
patterns
on a north wind
cattails
 
from a haiga in HaigaOnline
 
 
small twig in a raging river skipping the class reunion
 
from a haiga in HaigaOnline
 
 
in a split second
during a long thoughtful breath
I inhale a bug
 
Simply Haiku
 
 
breakfast kiss
----sharing the egg white
on our tongues
 
Simply Haiku
 
 
daring me
to follow it......
jazz riff
 
Prune Juice
 
 
stargazing
at a friend’s grave
cancer rising
 
from “Astronomical Death” in Haibun Today
 
 
the clarity
of every single moment...
spring rain
 
KernelsOnline
 
 
the maple
has chosen today to turn
September 11
 
Modern Haiku
 
 
memorial-
rose petals float
on our reflections
 
Notes from the Gean
 
 
shoreline gestalt… the stone in my sandal
 
Prune Juice 11 November 2013
 
 
early morning
chanting the heart sutra
to a butterfly
 
extracted from a haiga published on HaigaOnline
 
 
Brubeck on the juke
the waitress brings my beer
in 5/4 time
 
Simply Haiku

Jim Kacian Reads A Selection Of His Haiku


i hope i’m right where the river ice ends
 
Frogpond 35:2
 
 
the large gone and in its place empty
 
Roadrunner 13.1
 
 
it won’t end
and it won’t get better—
crow’s caw
 
 
almost too dark to see bats
 
 
catch and release
a little shine left
on my fingers
 
the heron's nest XIV:1
 
 
her words inventing another piece of my mind
 
roadrunner 11:2
 
 
no nillies without willies the wild tornado night
 
 
older than god
the cave mouth
to hell
 
roadrunner 11:1
 
 
the earth mother and always some question who’s the father
 
Haiku North America Anthology 2011
 
 
out of place just in time
 
palimpsest (Red Moon Press, 2011)
 
 
a maw with feathers spring
 
 
somewhere becoming rain becoming somewhere
 
 
night rumblings
heavy freight being moved
in the dark
 
 
no there there dark matter
 
 
waiting for the now thunder when the time comes

John Hawkhead Reads A Selection Of His Haiku

 


drifting mist
the swinging lantern
slowly disappears

Haiku Presence issue 34

 
staring into flames
     an old man and his old wife
their dancing shadows

Snapshots Magazine issue 3 (also Daily Haiga website)

 
pulling the bowstring
     against held breath
            wind in the yews

Snapshots Magazine issue 12

 
mist on far hills
her eyes in shadow
reflect the distance

Bare Bones magazine issue 8

 
skimming the surface
of a mirror flat sea
the full moon

Paper Wasp


cattle reflected
in the river’s meander
summer clouds

Acorn (2011)

 
after the service
we gather at the wake
raising spirits

A Hundred Gourds (Dec 2011)

 
late autumn haze
     a constellation of gnats
                        skywriting ampersands

Frogpond (Autumn 2011)

 
not a bird for days
yet somehow the seed feeder
completely empty

Bottle Rockets (Aug 2012)

 
summer thunderstorm
filling air with tension
she crosses her thighs

Chrysanthemum (Aug 2012)

 
fortieth birthday
     fastening my old belt
at a new hole

Haiku Presence issues 13 & 25 & Haiku Spirit

 
winter funeral
          we stand unbelieving
                  the cloudless sky

Haiku Ireland newsletter

 
snowflakes falling
on the child’s upturned face
the stillness of stars

Winner: Haiku Now! contest 2013 (traditional category) (the Haiku Foundation)

William Hart Reads A Selection Of His Haiku

 



trip’s end  
a glowing farmhouse                                      
niched in the milky way

Wildcat Road, Timberline Press, 2000
 

each nail       
grieves in its own voice                                    
leaving the wood

Wildcat Road, Timberline Press, 2000

 
hammer duet
echoes off                                                          
the darkening woods

Wildcat Road, Timberline Press, 2000

 
gracefully
haphazard
butterflight

Wildcat Road, Timberline Press, 2000

 
album photo
on three faces                                                     
the same nose

Wildcat Road, Timberline Press, 2000

 
gone the summer dream
erased by rain                                                      
through the windowscreen

Wildcat Road, Timberline Press, 2000


ancient headstones
the names and numbers                                      
worn to mutters

Wildcat Road, Timberline Press, 2000

 
tag end of a summer
pulling weeds
barefoot in the rain

Wildcat Road, Timberline Press, 2000

 
cloud glutton
you swallow a mountain                                       
then fall asleep

Cloud Eats Mountain, Red Moon Press, 2013

 
a swaying branch
is all we know about                                              
the unseen bird

Cloud Eats Mountain, Red Moon Press, 2013


while we dreamed
a lily bloomed                                                          
in the gift bouquet

Cloud Eats Mountain, Red Moon Press, 2013


a severed dream
lingers into my workday                                           
listless mistakes

Cloud Eats Mountain, Red Moon Press, 2013

 
arrival gate
all those who aren’t her                                            
come out first

Cloud Eats Mountain, Red Moon Press, 2013

 
two boys
one butterfly net                                                        
no butterflies

Cloud Eats Mountain, Red Moon Press, 2013

 
uncut grass
bent low by dewdrops                                                
the burdens of love

Cloud Eats Mountain, Red Moon Press, 2013

Richard Gilbert Reads A Selection Of His Haiku



part icles of cha ng e le an h ar d on  on  e  b  lu e da  y  o      n

Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 13:2 (2013)

 
what became deeper of you i let in

Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 12:3 (2012)


running forever
spring after
tragedy

Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 12:3 (2012)

 
about it on the beach by the trees two moments between that is

Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 12:2 (2012)

 
with you i the world
i feel there is more f
it

Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 12:2 (2012)

 
the girl brief. image
and truth. why and
why not. about it.

Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 12:1 (2012)

 
the blood
the horse i was, left
to the woods

Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 11:3 (2011)

 
as an and you and you and you alone in the sea

Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 11:2 (2011)

 
moon cradled you recall the voice of another I might be the distance

Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 11:2 (2011)

 
When you dream the inside
smoke between cypress trees


Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 10:1 (2010)

 
Stay with me
with the light out
and water glass

Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 10:1 (2010)

 
hungover — ignoble
Jerusalem —  cactus
pissing  —  the cats

Roadrunner Haiku Journal, 8:2 (2008)

 
dedicated to the moon
I rise
without a decent alibi

Noon: 1, 2004

 
a drowning man
pulled into violet worlds
grasping hydrangea

Noon: 1, 2004

Denis M. Garrison Reads A Selection Of His Haiku

 


spring forest
bare branches and blossoms
that awkward time

Hidden River by Denis Garrison

 
plowed fields—
an irrigator sends up
drifting rainbows

Hidden River by Denis Garrison

 
hidden river
the willows cannot help
but tell

Hidden River by Denis Garrison

 
frosted maples
blush in the heat
silent sunrise

Hidden River by Denis Garrison


deep night
the barred owl talks
to the moon

Hidden River by Denis Garrison

 
October rain—
the boulevard paved
in red and gold

Hidden River by Denis Garrison

 
dangling my feet
in this river once again
a turn of the wheel

Hidden River by Denis Garrison

 
in fading daylight
farmhands in silhouette
the fragrant hay bales

Hidden River by Denis Garrison

 
velvet black night
pulsing with frog song
and fireflies

Hidden River by Denis Garrison


ceaseless creaking—
the dry woods moan
in the night wind

Hidden River by Denis Garrison

 
all day
trickling snow melt—
noisy teapot for company

Hidden River by Denis Garrison


shifting its weight
lake ice booms in the night
the owls applaud

Hidden River by Denis Garrison


sparrows gather
within blue gray smoke
chestnut fragrance

Eight Shades of Blue, Denis Garrison

 
bits of trellis
deep within its coils—
grandfather's vine

Eight Shades of Blue, Denis Garrison


a tramp in my field
gazes at migrating geese—
so homeless and free

Eight Shades of Blue, Denis Garrison

 

Jack Galmitz Reads A Selection Of His Haiku


Space junk who’s going to clean it up

The Coincidence of Stars by ant, ant, ant issue 12, Autumn 2011
 

Let’s find a shell
strip it
and make a bed

The Coincidence of Stars by ant, ant, ant issue 12, Autumn 2011


We live in the dark the coincidence of stars

The Coincidence of Stars by ant, ant, ant issue 12, Autumn 2011

 
Where I’ve been I cannot say I’m him

The Coincidence of Stars by ant, ant, ant issue 12, Autumn 2011

 
Home an acorn on the floor

The Coincidence of Stars by ant, ant, ant issue 12, Autumn 2011

 
A prostitute
serves an acquaintance tea
Sunday

The Coincidence of Stars by ant, ant, ant issue 12, Autumn 2011


Descendent of a star that coexisting

(not published)


A boy a stream at its source

Yellow Light: Ebook by GeanTree Press, 2013

 
The cat’s dream is vermilion

Yellow Light: Ebook by GeanTree Press, 2013

 
Vinyl piano sounds flat

Magic Writing Pad

 
Blowing leaves settled here

(not published)
 

Weeping     beach

Blow Out (Yet to be Named Press)
 

A trout rainbow

Blow Out (Yet to be Named Press)


a wormhole
without a hole

Blow Out (Yet to be Named Press)

Neelam Dadhwal Reads A Selection Of Her Haiku



spring fields...
one more line
on the farmer's palm deepens

Honorable Mention Under The Basho 2014 contest

 
far kitchen...
the scent of the garden
fresh thyme

Writers & Lovers Cafe Spring 2014

 
full moon...
barking at every silhouette
my dog

Writers & Lovers Cafe Spring 2014


the setting sun
in the deep fog
a little early

Writers & Lovers Cafe Spring 2014


distant valley
a tune occupies my mind
rising moon

cattails May 2014


cutting raingrass
a young woman leaves
a daisy

haiku part of haibun "Trips to Himachal Pradesh" March 2014 Haibun Today


following you wherever you go these clouds

 
your eyes
open and close at the same time...
the horizon

 
distant shores I swim in the deep waters


what is left
of the separation
a new tide

19/02/2014 Daily Haiga

 
on the horizon
the separation of two birds
on two branches

22/01/2014 Daily Haiga
 

Mars sighting--
getting cold feet
in autumn morning

Asahi Haikuist Network 11/15/2013


open room window
waft of fresh cone of pine tree
growing beyond hill

Haiku Journal #19, 2013


perching on the log
grains of sand by river side
as fine as his life

Haiku Journal #19, 2013

 
on a long way
with me in the dark night
these fireflies

cattails #1, 2014

 
एक दूर रास्ते में
मेरे साथ अंधेरी रात में
ये जुगनू

an icebreaker--
by fire my daughter nurses
my frosty bites

World Haiku Review, January 2014

 
bonding
to each other...
our silence

World Haiku Association, 115th haiga contest, 12/2013


staying with me
the pebbles and the twigs
from a river trek

Contemporary Haibun Online 9:4, 2014

 
autumn twilight
the sun peeps through
saffron fog

 
a rain drop
stumbles on a leaf
- an emerald


till sunrise
walking in the dawn
my silent talk

 

Marion Clarke Reads A Selection Of Her Haiku


 

 canal bank …
each cherry tree touching
its neighbour

Sakura Award winner in 2012 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Competition
International Category


storm on the lough
streetlamps on Seaview
lit by sunrise

Highly commended in Irish Haiku Society 2011 international Haiku Competition.
Published in ‘Bamboo Dreams’, the first national anthology of haiku poetry from Ireland
 

skinny dipping –
one small step to land
on the moon

Winner of Every Day Poets ‘Great Big Little Poems Competition’ 2012


turf in the air
the old man
returns home

inspired by Seamus Heaney’s ‘Digging’
Seamus Heaney – In Memorium, September 2013
Butterfly Dreams, NeverEnding Story, September 2013

 
midday heat still ticking abandoned bicycle

tinywords 13.2 September 2013
 

disused road roots resurfacing

tinywords 13.2 September 2013

 
holiday break up
her cheeks bruised
by the breeze

Burning Bush 2 literary journal, Issue 5 Summer 2013

 
riptide unable to help myself ...

tinywords 13:1 March 2013


turning tide...
a barnacle waits
on a limpet

Heron's Nest, March 2012


grandma's kitchen . . .
a star-covered teacup
for the gypsy lady

Frogpond, Autumn 2012


another winter . . .
my father’s garden seat
still creaking

A Hundred Gourds 1:3 June 2012


early dusk . . .
my children’s footsteps
fill the stillness

A Hundred Gourds 1:2 March 2012

 
Donegal summer—
sleet ticks off the window pane
then slaps it

A Hundred Gourds 1:1 December 2011

 
low winter sun
warming up a row
of chimney pots

Notes from the Gean 3:4


coffee and Danish –
the Mournes dusted
with snow

Irish literary journal, The Linnet’s Wings, Summer 2012

Ralf Bröker Reads A Selection Of His Haiku

 

sublime Botschaft
ihre Hand in seiner
wie sie kälter wird

sublime message
her hand in his
how it's getting colder

"VerSuch ... das projekt gendai haiku", 2013
 

unter meiner Haut
Säure ergießt sich
in den Fluss der Worte

under my skin
acid spills into
the river of words

"VerSuch ... das projekt gendai haiku", 2013

 
nach dem Ritzen
hört sie dem Schnee zu

having cut skin
she listens to snow

"Haiku heute", 2012

Roberta Beary Reads A Selection Of Her Haiku

 

airport lounge a bartender mutes the dead

Noon issue 6, 2008

 
in the teapot's crescendo north wind

14th Kusamakura International Haiku Contest  3rd Prize (2009)

 
red candle i enter your narrative

The Haiku Foundation's Facebook Haiku Contest  2010, winner

 
jasmine scent of the other woman is me

Modern Haiku 44:1 (2013)

 
needle juniper my dna on your pocket comb

Modern Haiku 43:3, 2012

 
daylight
lilies light
the light

12th Kusamakura International Haiku Contest 2nd Prize (2007)

 
autumn moon
her brain a tangle
of white string

1st prize, Polish International  Haiku Contest (2012)

 
deep summer
on the battlefield
cars for sale

Ito En (North America) New Haiku 2011 HM

 
my son and i                     
counting fireflies
counting stars

1st Place, Penumbra Haiku Contest 1999


thunder
the roses shift
into shadow

10th Kusamakura International Haiku Contest  Grand Prize (2005)


halloween twilight
again this year my son waits
alone by the door

1st Prize, Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest 2006

 
not hearing it
till the cat stirs
      birdsong

National League of American Pen Women International Poetry Contest 1997 Honorable Mention

 
all day long
i feel its weight
the unworn necklace

Pocket Change (Red Moon Press, 2000)


strawberry picking-
i stumble
over my past

The Heron's Nest Vol. 10, No. 1 March 2008

 
wish tree
"peace" hangs
by a thread

41st A-Bomb Memorial Haiku 2007;Kyoto Museum for World Peace Award

 

 

Johnny Baranski Reads A Selection Of His Haiku


plum blossoms the old man's toothless grin                      

Frogpond Vol. 36: 2, Spring/Summer 2013

 
Sappho's fragments
the moon tonight
not quite whole

Lilliput Review #191, Lilliput Broadside Autumn 2013

 
spring breeze...
the scent of cherry
tobacco pipe smoke                                                           

Honorable Mention USA Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitational 2013


Palm Sunday
the cherry blossoms
have yet to fall

Haiku Registry Per Diem March 13, 2013


salt water taffy
on the promenade
a bitter wind

Kernels Summer 2013


cool breeze;
in her new summer frock
the woman's nipples

Frogpond Vol. 34: 3, Fall 2011

 
in ten summers
the convict's first visit
dragonfly

The Heron's Nest Vol. XIII, No. 4, December 2011

 
sunning itself on a river rock her string bikini                     

Modern Haiku 43.2, Summer 2012

 
long before I came
long after I leave
blossoming pear

Lilliput Review #191, Lilliput Broadside Autumn 2013

 
coming off the heat of your lips cool jazz                           

bottle rockets #28, February 2013

 
Nagasaki sunrise
their shadows tell
the story                                                               

Notes From The Gean 4:1, June 2012

 
predator drone the butterfly is yellow                                

Bones No. 3, December 2013

 
summer cabin
with only the roof to go --
first snow

First Snow, Teahouse Pamphlets 2003

 
labor day picnic worker ants                                              

Cherries on Top, NaHaiWriMo E-Book 2012

 
a walk-off home run
up and over
the prison wall

this world, HSA Members Anthology 2013

 
Indian Summer
the cicada's song
grows feeble

Cattails Premier Edition Winter 2013

 
mountain summit
how easily reached
by the autumn wind

Multiverses Spring 2012

 
between I Thou the windstorm's anarchy                          

Under The Basho Autumn 2013

 
leafless elm the wind takes a bough                                 

Frogpond Vol. 35, No. 3 Fall 2012

 
white supremacist
his obituary
doesn't mention it

Bones 2, June 15, 2013


'Round Midnight
a 5-7-5 haiku
so square

A Hundred Gourds 2:4, September 2013


      first snow
why it gets larger
   Mount Hood                                                                

Dragonfly a Quarterly of Haiku Vol. 7, No.4, 1979

 
my home
as the crow flies
just over that snowy peak

Dragonfly a Quarterly of Haiku Vol. 2, No. 2, 1983

 
off prison barbed wire
snow taking
the edge

Modern Haiku, 21:2, Summer 1990

 
Chaste Moon --
my virginity left
at the altar

Prune Juice Issue Ten July 2013

Don Baird Reads A Selection Of His Haiku

 

between pages memories pressed


each rose the wind leaves behind

 
powder across the pines across

 
dropping petals a rose leaves town
 

daydreaming how quickly my mind
 

shy moon —
a touch of you
in the mist


near the edge
the loneliness
of the moon . . .


warped bamboo —
an effigy turns
away


storm drain —
the vertical axis
of winter


dripping
into a leaf
winter turns


— an old bear;
slowly through the marsh
into the stars —

Don reads his haiku as selected by Dr. Richard Gilbert; In a Day, 2014, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA
Haiku — the Interior and Exterior of Being, Little Buddha Press, 2014


 

nagasaki . . .
in her belly, the sound
of unopened mail

HaikuNow, 2013, 1st Place


raining shadows . . .
the spring moon between
heartbeats
 

sacred spring . . .
leaves dazzle in the wind
of a bassoon
 

silence cracked;
the pine borrows
a crow's caw


whispering . . .
the butterfly's
unusual path


radiation . . .
the unexpected depth
of silence


shoreline . . .
the translucent sunset
of a child