Archive for February, 2010

In Search of Himiko’s Palace

Posted in Haiku, Spring with tags , on February 28, 2010 by John Dougill

Tall white heron
Squawking in surprise…
The scent of spring

Ah, Yamatai…
Pure white plum blossom
On an ancient stump

From the Icebox inbox – Christmas & New Year

Posted in Haiku, New Year, Senryu, Submissions, Winter with tags on February 22, 2010 by Tito
at the bus stop
a flying santa
up the gum tree
(Barbara A. Taylor)
new year advent –
thinking of what ifs
and what might have beens
(Vic Gendrano)
new year moon
icy dusk slips away
down river
(Willie Bandit)
a blue moon
illumines the New Year…
joy to the world
(Keith A. Simmonds)
virgin snow
the fox making prints
for the morning
(Alan Summers)
Thank you to the above, and to all who submitted in Jan./Feb. Anyone wishing to submit haiku, kindly do so as a comment on the Submissions page (top right).

The cruellest month

Posted in Senryu, Winter on February 21, 2010 by John Dougill

Along the river city cranes
Wage war on nature


Posted in Poem, Uncategorized, Winter on February 15, 2010 by david mccullough


sun fingers

the forest snow


no-one is here


Posted in Haiku, Winter with tags on February 13, 2010 by Gerald

how cold the guard dogs
at the entrance to this shrine

Early Spring

Posted in Haipho, Spring with tags on February 13, 2010 by Hisashi Miyazaki

voice of sutra chant

in the temple grounds

spring sunshine

Flowers of early spring: ume, pink (left) and white (right).


Posted in Haipho, Winter with tags on February 12, 2010 by Tito


Mist & smoke

seep into rough pastures –

the horse’s night

(Creel, Mexico, 7 Feb. ’10)