Thursday, 17 May 2018

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

metamorphosis

the stone

turns into a frog


frog surprise

as the stone

jumps


the stone

turns into a frog

surprise

three ducklings
in a puddle
thinking it is home

Sunday, 13 May 2018

horse chestnut blossom
preparing
onesers and twosers

Published (2018) ephemerae Volume1, B, page 17

LHA Ref:
ephemerae 1.B, Dcember 2018

Living Haiku Anthology

Thursday, 10 May 2018

whiteboard duster 

filling up

with words

on the whiteboard
fuzzy ideas
still visible

Published (2018) Blithe Spirit (Journal of the British Haiku Society) Volume 28, Number 4, page 33

LHA Ref:
Blithe Spirit 28.4, November 2018

Living Haiku Anthology

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Friday, 4 May 2018

cherry blossom shower
the pigeon
changing trees

Published: The Mainichi 6 June 2018

Comment by Dhugal Lindsay in Haiku in English: Best of 2018:

Alighting on a branch has its consequences.

Living Haiku Anthology

The Haiku Registry

This haiku received the following comment in Luca's Lily Pad Issue 8, 7 January 2019 on My Haiku Pond:

Comment: a haiku where the falling cherry blossoms (sakura no shawā 桜のシャワー) look really like a rainfall (hitoame 一雨), so much that even the pigeon in line 2 is confused, trying to find shelter. The harmonizing juxtaposition between the two ku 句 is even more delicate thanks to the lack of a physical cut (kireji 切れ字) at the end of the first line, developing an overall sense of lightness (karumi 軽み), frailty (shiori しをり) and impermanence (hikarakuyō 飛花落葉, i.e. ‘blossoms fall, leaves scatter’).

Included in the Annual Selection 2018: Haiku that combine multiple senses

blue mosaic

looking up

through the cherry trees

the ladybird

on a pilgrimage

across the slabs

Thursday, 3 May 2018

glancing up a blue tit gone