jornales

for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

ice cream/day moon my voted haiku at the June 2012 Shiki Kukai

Kigo*: ice cream

ice cream
the prescription
she misplaced

(5 points)

Free format: day moon

day moon
hovering on her window
a Luna moth

(8 points}

*A kigo is a season word entered into a data base that if used expands a haiku with a wider sense shared worldwide. Most kigo words are found in the World Kigo Database. While it lists predominantly Japanese season words, as is understandable, Gabi Greve who maintains WKD has been inviting haiku poets to contribute kigo in their locale, hence, further widening the data base. WKD is easy to access on the web.

A kukai is a prompted haiku exercise wherein participants (only) vote anonymously from an anonymous list of haiku with votes limited only to a total of 6 votes. This kukai is named after another Japanese haiku master, Shiki.

July 10, 2012 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

sudden hail/distant thunder/overcast (my three haiku at Multiverses first issue)

“I have become more attached to these particular haiku than any others I have ever read, most likely due to the time I spent with each poem and the fact that I personally selected them as my favorites from the many submissions we received. Some are safe but well-crafted while others are daring yet unconventional. Regardless of their ‘place’ in the haiku form, they each stand on their own as haiku poems of merit, and, in my opinion, deserve to be read and appreciated. I hope you come to enjoy them as I have.”                                                                                          

—John Hawk, Haiku Editor


sudden hail
among my silk scarves
a silverfish

distant thunder
the flagstones
fading away

overcast
an orange scarf flails
on the clothesline

Multiverses 1:1 June 2012

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July 5, 2012 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments