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naviarhaiku407 – quickening wind

quickening wind every leaf of the turning maple in tune Mark Miller is an award-winning poet and photographer who has published four books of poetry, the latest being Light and Counterlight, a selection of his best haiku from over 350 that have been published in international journals and anthologies. Among[…]

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Poetry in Sounds – Bull Island Haiku

Synopsis: Pat Boran’s haiku sequence (or rensaku) explores the flora and fauna of Dublin Bay’s (North) Bull Island, a land mass formed by the changing currents in the bay after the construction of the North Bull Wall (between 1820–25) in an effort to improve access to the port. Boran’s rhyming[…]

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naviarhaiku406 – first winter rain

first winter rain – a nameless mountain quaintly Haiku (in progress) by espaces sonores by sea by sevenism Ryōkan Taigu was a Japanese poet and calligrapher who lived during the Edo period. A Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit, he spent most of his time[…]

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naviarhaiku405 – A day of rainbows

A day of rainbows As Summer gives way to the Damp days of Autumn Haiku (in progress) by espaces sonores   John Hinks, aka FlownBlue, is a prolific and talented composer, and a regular participant in the Haiku challenge. Aside from his solo project, John is also involved in three improvising[…]

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naviarhaiku404 – A red sun

A red sun Falls into the sea What summer heat!   in mist by sevenism Haiku (in progress) by espaces sonores One of the most influencial modern Japanese writers, Natsume Soseki’s literary career started in 1903, with a series of haiku and renga published on various literary magazines. Between 1900[…]

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naviarhaiku403 – On the spring equinox

On the spring equinox Clouds wander about The entrance of a mountain temple. Haiku (in progress) by espaces sonores sky layers by sevenism Naviar Haiku by Church Of Dreams   Dakotsu Iida trained under Takahama Kyoshi, and was chief editor of the poetry journal Unmo until his death. His son[…]

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naviarhaiku402 – How cool cut hay smells

How cool cut hay smells when carried through the farm gate as the sun comes up dusklight by sevenism   Nozawa Bonchō was a haikai poet and disciple of Basho who worked as a doctor in Kyoto. Later in life Bonchō distanced himself from Basho’s school and was imprisoned for[…]

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webinar: How to Weave Haiku, with Fay Aoyagi

Saturday 25th September Time: San Francisco (PDT): 10:30-11:30 New York (EDT): 13:30-14:30 London (BST): 18:30-19:30 Milan (CEST): 19:30-20:30 Entry: free, but donations are appreciated Thanks to the support of the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, we’re thrilled to organise a haiku webinar hosted by author and editor Fay Aoyagi. During the webinar,[…]

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naviarhaiku401 – Floating lanterns

Floating lanterns pushed adrift, my words set free…   lanterns afloat by sacramental   water memory by sevenism Hashimoto Takako (1899-1963) was a poet of the Shōwa period and editor of the haiku magazine Shichiyō. Even though Takako studied under Seishi Yamaguchi for some time, she was the first woman[…]

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naviarhaiku400 – cicadas

cicadas the stillness begins   not yet by sevenism Here’s the 400th challenge! As is customary, we celebrate the important numbers with a haiku written by the first person who ever agreed to have their poem reinterpreted into music: Italian haiku writer Andrea Cecon. Andrea Cecon is a hearing aids[…]

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