Archive for the Cirku Category

a cirku for comments

Posted in Cirku, Summer, Workshopping on August 21, 2014 by Tito

golden stone cirku trim

 

(Kitasaga, Kyoto, 21.8.14)

 

Click on the photo to enlarge and read the cirku.

Questions: (1) Would the haiku have been better without the photo or (2) as a one- or two-liner rather than as a cirku?

As comments, your opinions, please.

Seeing off the dead

Posted in Cirku, Haipho, Summer with tags on August 21, 2013 by Tito

floating lanterns cirkuOsawa Pond, Daikakuji, Kyoto, 20.8.13

Click on the photo to enlarge and read the poem …

Mount Tsurugi Cirku, Tokushima, 23-24.7.12

Posted in Cirku, Haipho, Summer with tags , on August 24, 2012 by Tito

click on the photo to enlarge!  in a cirku you can start with any line and read around…

At Jingoji

Posted in Autumn, Cirku, Haipho with tags , , on December 3, 2010 by Tito

A Cirku for Fujiwara Teika

Posted in Autumn, Cirku, Haipho with tags , on September 20, 2010 by Tito

Click on the photo to better read the poem!

This small wooden statue of the C13th compiler of Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, ‘One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each’, Japan’s best-known collection of classical tanka, is housed in a tiny wooden pavilion, the Kasenshi, within the precincts of Jojakkoji Temple in Saga, Kyoto. It is seldom unlocked. See poem no. 3 in our new collection, ‘One Hundred Poets on Mount Ogura, One Poem Each’ for a haiku about its unlocking!

Praying for no clouds, I look forward to the Hailstone kukai + moon-viewing this Thursday…

Cirku from the South Island

Posted in Autumn, Cirku, Haipho with tags , on November 14, 2009 by Tito

cirku - in the middle of autumn nowhere

This cirku was composed (Wainakarua, 17.4.06) close to where my great grandfather settled in New Zealand. I had never been there before. The NZ autumn is our northern hemisphere spring. You can begin the poem at any line and read around the circle. (in the middle of autumn nowhere / donkeys greet me / like a long-lost friend)

Woodland birdsong

Posted in Cirku, Haipho, Spring with tags , on May 21, 2008 by Tito

(Kankakei-Hoshigajo forest, Shodoshima, 6.5.08)

click on the photo to read the cirku more easily