Archive for the Senryu Category

from the Icebox inbox – 19

Posted in Haiku, Senryu, Submissions on February 24, 2011 by Gerald

acorn season
a hollow sound comes
from the Buddha’s head

.. Michael Henry Lee

Pillars of sparks
from the shrine’s courtyard
give birth to stars

.. Ted Taylor

for the New Year
taking a day at a time…
a calendar

.. Keith A. Simmonds

Interdicted zone –
Smackheads pelt the bardic dunce
With pointed pebbles.

.. Kamome

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from the Icebox inbox – 17

Posted in Haiku, Senryu, Submissions on December 24, 2010 by david mccullough

fog pond
invisible voices
on every side

michael henry lee

Summer people gone.
Skipping stones break the stillness—
My head nods in time.

david sinex

winter night–
rubbing nickels and dimes
into ones and fives

city soup kitchen–
long pink fingernails
with a plate

tori inu

Leaves from
my lone ginkgo
litter the neighbor’s roof

ted taylor

a child’s voice –
the origami box
for Halloween candy

alan summers

from the Icebox inbox – 15 (two welcomes)

Posted in Autumn, Senryu, Submissions, Summer, Tanka on September 2, 2010 by Tito

Welcome to David Sinex in Washington State, who has submitted manfully to the Icebox these past months. We will now be able to enjoy his own posts and more of his comments on others’ work, it is hoped. Two of his poems have been selected from the inbox. Both have a Japanese feel. The matsutake of the tanka is a delicious mushroom.

Temple irony ..

Monks spraying for mosquitoes ..

Do they not have souls? ..

.. The cool rain subsides

.. Alone in a dense pinewood

.. The scent draws my thoughts

.. Collecting matsutake

.. More than enough to share

And welcome back, Ronan Bligh, Moya’s son! We walked and talked again during the Jizobon Festival in Saga, Kyoto recently. Ronan would like to join Hailstone on a group ginko sometime, but we’ll have to wait: he’s now in China, and back in Oxford soon after … Click on the photo to enlarge.

from the Icebox inbox – 14

Posted in Haiku, Haiqua, No/All season, Senryu, Submissions, Tanka on July 13, 2010 by Tito

cat

riding home

in the bicycle basket

– the glowing gibbous moon

………….……………………….. (Ursula Maierl)

Arrêt à Gadagne –

Jeune fille aux baskets rouges

Balance sa jambe.

…………………………………… (Kamome)

(Halt at Gadagne - / Young girl in red sneakers / Swings her leg.)

I heard your fiddle

Bow ensnarled in raven hair

The last song we wrote

With neither bang nor whimper*

Some things just end-–unnoticed

………..…………………………. (David Sinex)

*Borrowed from The Hollow Men, T. S. Eliot

lotus position–

in my ears

heartbeats

………..…………………………. (tori inu)

Mid-June

Posted in Haiku, Senryu, Summer on June 16, 2010 by Ellis

Battery Park City.

A hipster flies

a tiny kite.

Too honest to steal,
too lazy to shop elsewhere.
Come back, fruit-stand man!

Lily, aster,
airless white sky.
I crave cold seltzer.

From the Icebox inbox 12

Posted in Haiku, Senryu, Submissions with tags on May 24, 2010 by Tito

A sudden breeze

Wren and leaves

Fall in tandem

……….. (Mark Lonergan)

.

Patrick’s Day –

two deaf guys go on chatting

through the anthem

……….. (Norman Darlington)

.

A few snowflakes

take a tour around my garden

on Tom Cat’s back

……….. (Guus)

.

On the clean lines

of freshly cut paddies,

crows as musical notes

……….. (Ted Taylor)

.

hot winds blow

across the brown hills:

dreams of rain

……….. (Keith A. Simmonds)

fan watching

Posted in Senryu, Summer on May 14, 2010 by Gilad

.

.. Early summer in Tel-Aviv

.. The parking guard is staring

.. at the ventilator