Haikai Challenge 194: clear [spring-] water (shimizu)

    First attempt at a tanka haiga.  Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to clear [spring-] water (shimizu).

#Haikai Challenge #125: hawk (taka)

Spring’s sun melts snow Hawk’s shadow warns too late — Seeds left uneaten.     Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of you choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the hawk (taka) This is my second attempt at a…

#Haiki Challenge #113 — fallen leaves (ochiba)

Words fall in Autumn like leaves, wet and fading — an old man’s life ends.   The haiga was written in honor of Matsuo Basho, whose painting here inspired me, as the characters look like falling leaves. Haiga is a Japanese concept for simple pictures combined with poetry, usually meaning haiku. In Basho’s time, haiga…