Archive for March, 2014

Between two lights

Posted in Tanka, Travel with tags on March 24, 2014 by Tito

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.Halt and yield
.. At the path that leads
…. Along the chalky downs
…… From red sun
…….. To risen moon

(Hackhurst Downs, Surrey, 15.3.14)

photo: Kazue Gill (click on it to see the full moon at extreme left)
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Roaring Trade Wind

Posted in Haiku with tags , on March 16, 2014 by Nori

Sooo windy a day,
I could boil the broccoli
from Big Island

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ヒロのブロッコリ
茹でにけり

The Sumida

Posted in Haibun on March 13, 2014 by David Stormer Chigusa

River, river, river (lifelong familiarity with a language lures us into hearing onomatopoeia). We look out on the Sumida River where it goes past the southern end of Tokyo’s Taito ward, and are just a couple of hundred meters upstream from the confluence with the Kanda (which I once lived alongside in Nakano ward).

A river—or any body of water for that matter—is a view that you can wholly rely on to be different every day. The color, texture, play of light on, speed of flow, traffic on, even the apparent width of a river change like the weather, like the mood of a creature you’ve been staring at for too long. In other words, a river is one of the most iron-bound promises against boredom, a lifetime guarantee of (at least) subtle surprises.

Windless
the grasses
bend forward

In anticipation
the gulls bob and wheel
at the mouth of the Kanda

A breeze licks my neck
as I watch the Sumida
caught unawares

Glimpses of the ECHOES Haiga Exhibition

Posted in Event report, Haiga with tags , on March 5, 2014 by Tito

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