Archive for March, 2014

Between two lights

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




.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)

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


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.

the grasses
bend forward

Gulls bob and wheel
anticipating scraps
from the Kanda’s mouth

Caught unawares
as I watch the Sumida
lick of a breeze

Glimpses of the ECHOES Haiga Exhibition

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

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