A haipho from the summer by Akira Kibi.
Click on the work to enlarge. Comments solicited!
The news on Christmas Eve that a local court had authorized the restart next month of atomic reactors at the Takahama plant owned by Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) was not the hoped-for Christmas present! Accordingly, 100-200 local residents took to the streets on Christmas night outside the power company’s Kyoto HQ. I was feeling a little sick, a little angry, as this haiku came on …
Announcing a new book of beautiful poems, including haiku, by Edith Shiffert with photographs full of the quality of seijaku by another long-term Kyoto resident, John Einarsen. Highly-recommended! You can support the project and ultimately order your copy here: