недеља, 09. децембар 2012.

Yasuomi Koganei,2012 12th Haiku Meeting: December 8




2012 12th Haiku Meeting: December 8
Moderator: Catherine Urquhart



Weihnachtsmond

auf dem Gaensefeld

weidet der Wind

Simone K. Busch (Germany) (Tokyo)


Christmas moon

on the empty geese pasture

the winds browse

Simone K. Busch (Germany) (Tokyo)





cosmos flower

leaving its color to the wind

white… pink…

Momo Nishimura





amidst colorful leaves

a schoolgirl

in black stockings

Junko Saeki





krstarimo

mesecevim morima

vazduh slan

Tatjana Debeljacki (Serbia)



cruising

across the seas of moon

the air is salty

Tatjana Debeljacki (Serbia)





wind splintered branches

red and yellow leaves scattered

on the cracked walkway

Stephen M. Block (USA)





sera d'inverno

litigi all'osteria

per un Fante

Antonella Filippi (Italy)



winter evening

quarrels in the inn

over a knave

Antonella Filippi (Italy)





Numai omăt

pretutindenea omăt,

nimic altceva

Vasile Moldovan (Romania)



snow

everywhere snow,

nothing else

Vasile Moldovan (Romania)





geese and swans fly off

I sleep in the den

with the polar night

Sergey Pianov (Russia)





rosy morninglight

on the roofs of the palace

December snow

Hanne Hansen (Denmark)





sneezing, itchy eyes

airborne volcanic debris

awesome sunsets!

Royal T. Fruehling, Hawai'i (USA)





cotton snow...

snowflake shadows sweep

towards the streetlamp

Tomislav Maretic (Croatia)





if I could sweep away

your illness

as I do the dead leaves

Janick Belleau (Canada)





four years

on the road to the hospital

--gingko leaves falling

Midori Suzuki





turning the corner

heading for the care home

--ambulance in winter rain

Sachiko Kondo





end of 2012

election campaign much ado

about nothing

Michiko Murai





happiness

filling up, spilling over

--gingko leaves in December

Yuzu Sugita





colored leaves

peaceful moments

ancient pagoda of Nara

Masako Omaki





farewell old apricot tree

back to the ground now

--December gale

Motoko Sato





a growing mountain

of falling leaves outside her gate

--is the old lady ill?

Shinya Ogata





writing Christmas cards—

the beans simmering

in the silent night

Midori Tanaka





ginkgo fruit

shaped like grapes

soft as a baby’s skin

Tenshi Sakai





autumn holidays

ordering a bottle of wine

with lunch

Takashi Ikari





the scent of chrysanthemums

rambling in Sugamo Ginza

the elderlies in high spirits

Hideo Ebihara





choir of survivors

belting out the good old melodies

--year-end class reunion

Kiyoshi Sugita





unpicked persimmons

abound in the village

--no human warmth

Yasuhiko Shirota





first winter drizzle

the brisk steps

of illuminated news

Juich Masuda





the soft sunlight

mother and child frolicking

in the fallen leaves

Takeo Hanaoka





collapsed tunnel

and tsunami

menacing our safety

Masaaki Oka





this M7.3 aftershock

checking our evacuation speed

--this cold wind

Yasuomi Koganei





fatsia flowers silently

lighting up one corner

Asako Otomo

недеља, 04. новембар 2012.

THE CAMEL SALOON

THE CAMEL SALOON




SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012

FOR THOSE, THESE AND FUTURE TIMES

by Tatjana Debeljacki

Keep this heavy prayer as a secret

I ask you to go because I love you

Prayers for mercy and salvation

I sink into their silence.

Passion freezes in us

With its honest scream,

With a vowel and a consonant,

And we would, and we’d not,

Or we would, and would, but...

Love shoots in its core,

Mollified and coddled,

Yet I speak about my heart.

Meet me.

There is the one who will remember

And in the silence dare

Add, deduct and love again.

Meet me, you the first and the last one.

What do free acts and thoughts restrict?

An image grown from the words hides the rainbow

God is the witness of the fragile flow,

Slave driver.

Jealousy does not sharpen you

You are defeated by safety

And deceived by the mirror reflecting you as one

With a prelude, a quibble

Years, years and swallows .

Love named by my name, his surname,

Thank to your heart and faith.

Nothing remains but

The mighty anticipation.



THE CAMEL SALOON

недеља, 12. август 2012.

Yasuomi Koganei 2012 8th Haiku Meeting: August 11




memories of aunt



I share



with the clematis



Momo Nishimura







Queen of the Night



--she opens, she spreads her fragrance



after the guests have gone



Junko Saeki







sur le quai



en attendant le poisson



moi et le chat



Janick Belleau (Canada)







on the dock



waiting for the fish boat



the cat and I



Janick Belleau (Canada)







nuit d'été



couvrant le bruit des vagues



un groupe rock



Janick Belleau (Canada)







summer night



drowning out the sound of waves



a rock band



Janick Belleau (Canada)







putting down sake cup



I listen

rainy season moon



Tenshi Sakai







hoar frost on field



caressed



by the rays of the sun



Tatjana Debeljacki (Serbia)







Hiroshima -



non è il vento estivo



quello che soffia



Antonella Filippi (Italy)







Hiroshima -



it is not the summer wind



that blows



Antonella Filippi (Italy)







on the TV screen

heart-stopping perfection

London Olympic Games



Royal T. Fruehling (Hawai'i, USA)







fluffy cat's paw

airily touches my cheek

reminding me



Sergey Pianov (Russia)







from the ski lift



a bird’s eye view



of lilies in full bloom



Motoko Satoh







fireworks from my veranda



a few seconds earlier



than t.v.



Masako Omaki







no shade



in the midday town



an oleander blooms



Michi Umeda







summer butterfly



one shadow giving birth



to another, and another,,,,



Juichi Masuda







midday nap



the soul of me departing



into the dream



Maki Hatanaka







the summer the war ended



the Emperor’s speech beyond our grasp



water gushing from burst pipes



Hideo Ebihara







baby cicada!



sing loud!



live long!



Takeo Hanaoka







eco-friendly life



a green curtain of vine



gives welcome shade



Michiko Murai







hot news



from London 2012—



“Nadeshiko Japan”



Yasuhiko Shirota







well practiced?



soloist warblers in the mountain



do~do so mi, confidently



Midori Tanaka







summer vegetables



and the newspaper



from my home town



Midori Suzuki







tennis court boiled—



the piercing eyes



of the linesman



Ikken Ikemoto







Diamond Jubilee Queen



opening the London Olympics



as charming as in her coronation



Masaaki Oka







looking for a place



for nuclear waste?



Mr. Curiosity Rover!



Yasuomi Koganei







at the green light



waves of people, waves of heat



crossing



Takashi Ikari







wind blowing



through the freshly weeded neighborhood



autumn drawing near



Sachiko Kondo





Yasuomi Koganei 2012 7th Haiku Meeting; July 14




Cappadocia:



rainbow of balloons descend



tempting sharpened rocks



Stephen M. Block (USA)











salute, July 4

fireworks and whoop-de-do

birthday, U.S.A



Royal T. Fruehling (Hawai'i. USA)











droplet of dew



in the summer sunlight---



the life of a man



Vasile Moldovan (Romania)











sera ventosa



l’ubriaco e l’albero



avanti e indietro



Antonella Filippi (Italy)







windy evening



the drunk and the tree



to and fro



Antonella Filippi (Italy)











no one knows



where to go



a line of ants



Juichi Masuda











hydrangea



breath of air from sea



path in ancient city



Momo Nishimura











the aura



of hydrangea



in an infant’s smile



Tenshi Sakai











home from school



my daughter plays



school



Rob Scott (Stockholm)











Star Festival



“tanzaku” bamboo bending



with one more wish



Yuzu Sugita







rucola leaves



bitter but alas, loved



by bugs too



Junko Saeki











under the wisteria



parking



his wheelchair



Midori Suzuki











our chorus concert over



“Kampai” in chorus



over summer dishes



Hitoshi Ichinose











sleepless night



I trace my mother’s life



Kamikochi



Masako Omaki











Nagara River—



cormorant fishing flickering



in bonfire light



Masaaki Oka











white lotus blooming



I mourn a friend’s passing



memories amassing



Michiko Murai











red hot rallies



performed in the pure white



of Wimbledon



Ikken Ikemoto











endless white birches



under the midnight sun



--endless thoughts



Midori Tanaka











a lull in the rainy season



plodding—just plodding



in the park



Kiyoshi Sugita











wild monkey snarling



on summer grasses “Please let me pass”



pleads my husband



Sachiko Kondo











central station



in the twilight—



suspended dreams



Yasuomi Koganei











evening paper reads



“Extensive rain damage in Kyushu”



chilled wine arriving with prosciutto ham



Yasuhiko Shirota











back from his funeral



--my share of the berries



gone with the birds



Hideo Ebihara











from the cape



no ship in sight



only the breeze and horizon



Takeo Hanaoka











wedding in rich verdure



already



missing his daughter



Michi Umeda











watergushingafterwaterthe



neverendingchaseofthewaterfall



Takashi Ikari











Kumamoto floods



calling a one-time pupil



now 74



Shinya Ogata











every window in the train



a hundred colors



of hydrangea



Motoko Sato











returning to Hase Dera



hydrangeas



linger in the shade



Judy Halebsky (USA) (Tokyo)











light green



a graceful Mt.Wakakusa



quiet



Osamu Kawasaki

Yasuomi Koganei 2012 5th Haiku Meeting: May 12


2012 5th Haiku Meeting: May 12




Moderator: Catherine Urquhart

cold day of cherry blossoms --
walking to the station
my back getting warm


Momo Nishimura











May



suddenly, people everywhere



in lighter clothes, in lighter spirit



Junko Saeki











midnight cool



rain to snow



--is this spring?



Navita Kalra (Canada)











nothing more common



than a daffodil except



the first one in spring



Stephen M. Block (USA)







over the walls



of five-seven-five



a ceiling open to the sky



Stephen M. Block (USA)











after the hailstorm --



broken petunias spreading



their fragrance



Tomislav Maretic (Croatia)







boy's day --



looking at the photo album



of my deceased father



Tomislav Maretic (Croatia)











May twelve perigee

moon comes nearer to the earth

for a better look



Royal T. Fruehling (Hawai'i, USA)











Stablo starog



Lesnika podilzi



Mravlja jeza



Tatjana Debeljački (Serbia)







the old hazelnut tree



shivering



with ant chills



Tatjana Debeljački (Serbia)











prolaze oblaci

prolaze misli

srcem caj



Zoran Mimica (Croatian)







clouds passing by

thoughts passing by

- sipping my tea



Zoran Mimica (Croatian)











as if by magic



wasps vanish



leaving their elaborate home



Sachiko Kondo











able or not



to be a wicked woman?



flowering spirea



Juichi Masuda











behind purple hydrangea



touching up her face



--a rickshaw girl



Hideo Ebihara











many faces



many minds



shelter from a shower



Ikken Ikemoto











bubbles rising



inside each



a child’s dream



Michiko Murai











a miracle



in bloom



--transplanted wisteria



Hitoshi Ichinose











crossing the bridge



I am at one



with the spring breeze



Michi Umeda











thirty years to go



to match my mother’s life



--peach blooms



Masako Omaki











Shangri-la Tibetan temple



sky burial hill beyond



--birds into clouds



Midori Tanaka











“How about a drink?”



liquor shop owner sprinkles rice



for sparrows in a row



Maki Hatanaka











50 kids planting



50 trees with 50 smiles



--the fragrant breeze



Yuzu Sugita











shaking his hand



after 30 years of light



and darkness



Shinya Ogata











cherry petals falling



hands together I pray



for their souls



Takashi Ikari











Japanese azaleas



luckily away



from the tornadoes



Kiyoshi Sugita











chorus of frogs



the sudden breeze



of old days



Takeo Hanaoka











breezy garden



single banana plant leaf



beckons me in



Motoko Sato











in the floodlight



a bank-guard checking his pistol --



strong sirocco



Yasuomi Koganei











Tagore songs



flowing freely into my heart



--late spring



Masaaki Oka




среда, 18. јул 2012.

Sparkbright magazine: Issue 8 « Sparkbright

Ameerah Arjanee is from Mauritius, where she is a first-year university student. She was a Foyle Young Poet 2010, commended Foyle Young Poet 2011, and a runner-up for the Elizabeth Bishop Prize 2011. She has been published in magazines such as Magma, The Cadaverine, YM, The Blue Pencil and Point Barre. Her first collection, ‘to the universe.’, was published in 2011 by l’Atelier d’Ecriture (a small Mauritian publisher). She is the chief poetry editor of the Adroit Journal and is one of the editors of the e-zine The Crocodile. Her favorite animals are not crocodiles, but elephants. She thinks that elephants have big lovely ears and excellent memories.


Sara Brink is a recent college graduate with a degree in English- Publishing Studies and Fine Arts. She’s loved reading and writing since the age of 5, and hopes to work within the publishing industry as an editor someday. She also hopes to live in New York City and get started writing her novel within the coming months.

Describing Abigale LeCavalier is like trying to describe the taste of broccoli flavored ice cream. You just have to experience her for yourself. She calls Earth her “home” for now, but reserves the rite to change that at a future (and unavoidable) date. Abigale writes what she feels, and feels what she writes, every bit.

Tatjana Debeljacki She writes poetry, short stories, stories and haiku. She is a Member of Association of Writers of Serbia -UKS since 2004. She is Haiku Society of Serbia- Deputy editor of Diogen. She also is the editor of the magazine Poeta. She has four books of poetry published.

Gary Glauber is a poet, fiction writer, teacher, and music journalist. His works have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, as well as “Best of the Net.” He took part in The Frost Place’s conference on teaching poetry. Recent poems are published or forthcoming in Kitchen, Manor House Quarterly, Forty Ounce Bachelors, The Whistling Fire, Xenith, Corium Magazine, Petrichor Review, Prompt Literary Journal, The Legendary, and StepAway Magazine.

William J. Joel has been a poet, storyteller and educator for many, many years. Most recently, his work has been accepted for publication in Aunt Chloe and Wolf Moon Journal. In addition to adult poetry, he has written works for children. Since 2008, he has been Contributing Editor for three issues of Appleseeds.

Molly Kat has been writing and reading everything she could get her hands on since she was five years old. She is a poetry editor for Harpur Palate, a graduate student of Literature and Literary Theory, and is starting the daunting process of MFA applications. She has work published or forthcoming in ToadSouck (Exquisite Corpse),Omega Magazine, Foothill Poetry Journal, Pedastal Magazine, Muzzle, Corvus, Toad the Journal, Samizdat, H_NGM_N, and many others. She is a little person with a very big voice. She collects really cool rocks.

Mamta Madhavan is a freelance journalist based in India. She has been writing poems in her second language English since the age of 13. She writes on nature, life, angst, love and relationships. Her poems have been published in print and online literary journals all over. She also pens poems for children which has been published in print journals and newspapers in India. She is a curator at www.gotpoetry.com. She teaches conversational English to under privileged children in a small village in Kerala, India.

Christina Maki lives in Duluth, Minnesota. She has been writing poetry since her early childhood. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History and French from Grand Valley State University. Christina also studied at Paul Cézanne University in Aix-en-Provence, France. She believes in humanity, education and individuality.

Matt Markle is a college student earning his bachelors degree in creative writing at SUNY Newpaltz. Although writing was not always his major academic focus he has always has a need to put his mind on paper, and loves to read the thoughts of others. A poem starts with just one old line and ends with a new thought in anther persons head. He reads, he thinks, he writes, he shares, and he hopes you’ll do the same.

Colm Moore is soon-to-be-finished college student from Ireland. He has shared most of his work on-line where he is plying my trade for the moment. He has always loved writing, and has been writing poems intermittently for approximately the past four years.

David R Morgan has been an arts worker and literature officer, organizer of Book Festivals and writer-in-residence for education authorities, a prison and a psychiatric hospital (which was the subject of a Channel 4 film “Out of Our Minds.” He has had two plays broadcast on ITV “Birthdaze” and “Where’s Melissa?”

B.Z. Niditch is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and teacher. His work is widely published in journals and magazines throughout the world, including: Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Art; The Literary Review; Denver Quarterly; Hawaii Review,; Le Guepard (France); Kadmos (France); Prism International; Jejune (Czech Republic); Leopold Bloom (Budapest); Antioch Review; and Prairie Schooner, among others. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Jon Plunkett works as a psychotherapist and writes poetry as a means of exploring the world around him and his place within in it. His work takes us into the past, present and future, and often leads to places that may or may not exist. Over the past three years his work has appeared in a number of online and in print literary and poetry magazines. The exploration continues.

Kushal Poddar resides in the city of Kolkata , India . Apart from poetries, he has written fictions and scripts for television mini-series as well. His English poems have been published in various online and print magazines all over the world. He is the author of “All Our Fictional Dreams” and been published in “Poor Poet’s Pantry: Collaborative Poems”. The forthcoming book is “Surviving Cyber Life” and “Five Poets: An Anthology”

John Swain lives in Louisville, Kentucky. His work has recently appeared in Red Fez, Up the Staircase, and Yes, Poetry.

James Sykes is a 20 year old student in his second year, studying English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, UK.

Jessica Tyner is originally from Oregon, USA, a member of the Cherokee Nation, and has been a writer and editor for ten years. Currently, she is a senior copy writer for Word Jones, a travel writer with Mucha Costa Rica, a copy editor at the London-based Flaneur Arts Journal, and a contributing editor at New York’s Thalo Magazine. She has recently published short fiction in India’s Out of Print Magazine, and poetry in Slow Trains Literary Journal, Straylight Magazine, Solo Press, and Glint Literary Journal. Her first novel has been picked up by Swift Publishing House. She lives in San José, Costa Rica.

Jenny Walker is a first year student of English Literature at Edinburgh University and is enjoying discovering the Scottish poetry scene and begining to perform some of her poetry. She was a winner of the Young Foyle Poet of the Year competition in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Anne Pierson Award in 2010.

Anthony Ward has been writing in his spare time for a number of years. He has been published in a number of literary magazines including South, Word Gumbo, Drunk Monkeys, Crack the Spine, Message in a Bottle, Torrid Literature Journal, Sparkbright, and Blinking Cursor amongst others.

Gail Wolper has been an avid poet since she could read.Her degree is from University of Colorado in boulder. She lived there for twenty years, then moved to Miami. Her poetry reflects everything around her in life.http://www.sparkbright.org/

уторак, 03. јул 2012.

четвртак, 21. јун 2012.

ken*again magazine - John Delin


John Delin

kenagain, the literary magazine_ Summer 2012
Janette Ayachi


Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal

Tatjana Debeljacki

Kenny Fame

John Grey

Guy Homen

A. J. Huffman

Duane Locke

Twish Mukherjee

Dike Okoro

Scott Owens

Val Dering Rojas

Iolanda Scripca

Sam Silva

Rob Spiegel

Isabel Sylvan

Jovan Vuksanovich

Joanna M. Weston








среда, 23. мај 2012.

понедељак, 07. мај 2012.

Redheaded Stepchild

Redheaded Stepchild


Founding editor Malaika King Albrecht’s poems have been or are forthcoming in Asheville Poetry Review, Kakalak: an Anthology of Carolina Poets, 4am, Hiss Quarterly Review, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel - Second Floor, The Pedestal Magazine, Poemeleon and other online and print magazines. She has taught creative writing to sexual abuse survivors and to addicts and alcoholics in therapy groups and also volunteers teaching poetry in schools. She lives in North Carolina and teaches therapeutic horseback riding. She is a board member of JMU's Furious Flower Poetry Center http://www.jmu.edu/furiousflower/.

четвртак, 29. март 2012.

понедељак, 19. март 2012.

субота, 18. фебруар 2012.

понедељак, 23. јануар 2012.

субота, 07. јануар 2012.

Asahi Shimbunu!

















The haikuist is awake at dawn. Even on the first day of the New Year, she has work to do on her farm. But first, she revels in the morning sunlight and smiles at a young couple who must have stayed up all night long in her barn. Translating a poem by Fusayu Tabata into English about the work of a haikuist, Michael Corr was inspired to compose a reply that leaves us to ponder the sun's heavy burden.

петак, 06. јануар 2012.

HAIKU EURO TOP 2011



DANSE MACABRE An Online Magazine



DANSE MACABRE An Online Literary Magazine

Publicité DM 53 STRONTIUM
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Ali Abdolrezaei - Casey Creek
Tatjana Debeljacki - Michelle Gaddes
Claire Huxham - Richard Marx Weinraub
Anna Niarakis - Vaughan Rapatahana
Mercedes Webb-Pullman
Isotopic Poetry

недеља, 01. јануар 2012.

Magnapoets - Coming January 15, 2012




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Featuring our Pushcart Prize nominations, a special self-portrait feature, and contributions by L. Ward Abel, Ramesh Anand, Janick Belleau,Elizabeth Bodien, Marshall Bood, Alan Bridges, Bob Brill, Colleen Britton, Dawn Bruce, Helen Buckingham, Owen Bullock, Steven Carter, Vaughan Chapman, Sonam Chhoki, Mackenzie Cole, Susan Constable, Bill Cooper, Will Cordeiro, Jennifer Corpe, William Cullen, Jr., Tatjana Debeljački, Gail Denham, Carol Dorf, Evelyn Duboff, Denis Emorine, Claire Everett, Bruce H. Feingold, Amelia Fielden, Stanford M. Forrester, Hugh Fox, Bill Frayer, Jay Friedenberg, Beverley George, Sanford Goldstein, Margaret Grace, Jyothirmai Gubili, John Hawk, Ruth Holzer, Gregory Hopkins, Arti Honrao, SK Iyer, Gerry Jacobson, Mary Kipps, Bruce Kirby, Darrell Lindsey, Chen-ou Liu, Bob Lucky, Catherine A. MacKenzie, John H. Maher, John C. Mannone, Rick Marlatt, Andrew Shattuck McBride, Laura Merleau,Rafael Miguel Montes, Mike Montreuil, ayaz daryl nielsen , Oprica Padeanu, Pravat Kumar Padhy, Patricia Prime, K. Ramesh, Stephen Roberts, Souradeep Roy, Walter Ruhlmann, Don Russ, Peter Serchuk, Kathleen Serocki, Adelaide B. Shaw, Carol Shaw, Guy Simser, Dr. Roger Singer, Vivien Steels, André Surridge, Luminita Suse, Barbara A. Taylor, Aristie Trendel. John Van Doren, Margaret Van Every,Neal Whitman, Diana Wickes, Richard K. Williams, Joyce Wong, Theresa Wyatt, Bänoo Zan, Nick Zegarac, Brian Zimmer.
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