недеља, 09. децембар 2012.

Yasuomi Koganei,2012 12th Haiku Meeting: December 8

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


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


mesecevim morima

vazduh slan

Tatjana Debeljacki (Serbia)


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)


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


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.





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.


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


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


Takashi Ikari

wind blowing

through the freshly weeded neighborhood

autumn drawing near

Sachiko Kondo

Yasuomi Koganei 2012 7th Haiku Meeting; July 14


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


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


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


his wheelchair

Midori Suzuki

our chorus concert over

“Kampai” in chorus

over summer dishes

Hitoshi Ichinose

sleepless night

I trace my mother’s life


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


missing his daughter

Michi Umeda



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


linger in the shade

Judy Halebsky (USA) (Tokyo)

light green

a graceful Mt.Wakakusa


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


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


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.


DANSE MACABRE An Online Magazine

DANSE MACABRE An Online Literary Magazine

Publicité DM 53 STRONTIUM

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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