Posts tagged ‘Japanese Poetry’

September 8, 2017

Passion and Purity

by Abigail Gronway

Passion’s precious gift
Exchanged between you and me

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August 16, 2017

Dichotomy (tanka)

by Abigail Gronway

Without is sunshine
new green, a warm gentle breeze—

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August 11, 2017

Perfect Practice (senryu)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Crave repetition
Do it right or start again
Mastery beckons

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August 2, 2017

Help for a haiku

by Jem Croucher

Stuck in a Haiku?
Feel that you’ve nowhere to go?
Why not try Tanka?
Two extra lines to play with
and thirty-one syllables


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July 9, 2017

Love You More

by Abigail Gronway

Darling, I love you
more than I did yesterday
less than I will tomorrow

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March 28, 2016

Brynn The Cat – Haiku and Tanka

by Bastet
Brynn The Cat

Brynn The Cat


peekaboo …
awaiting her human
the cat watches

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March 26, 2016

A Dodoitsu – March 26, 2016

by Bastet
Dodoitsu – Honey-suckers
under the warm spring sunshine
inside blossoms and bright blooms
bees hop hither and thither
(poor honey-suckers)
© G.s.k. ‘16

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December 11, 2015

Christmas Market – Choka

by Bastet
Christmas Market

Christmas Market, Arco Italy


inside the wooden huts
in the square warm candles glow
lighting up bright gifts –

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December 5, 2015

Morning Haiku and Waka – Autumn Reflections

by Bastet

Foggy Courtyard Birch

the last days of fall
just a single yellow leaf 
in gathering fog

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November 18, 2015

A Ripe Strawberry – Haibun

by Bastet

four seasons_small framed

Walking along the blossoming fields in a spring dawn, enjoying the singing forests of the masts in the port in summer, a carpet of coloured leaves on green in autumn and the stark beauty of sleeping trees and snow, which season is my favourite?

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October 24, 2015

Tanabata Rain* – Troiku

by Bastet


Tanabata Rain*

falling rain
magpies flock to the wheat fields 
lovers forgotten

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October 16, 2015

The Warrior – Choka

by Bastet

Moonlit Vineyards

The Warrior

under the moon light
in the last days of autumn
the warrior stood tall –

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October 10, 2015

Poetry Challenge: Sedoka

by Bastet

Poetry challenge: Sedoka poem

Falcon and Rabbit

falcon on the wind
circling in the distant clouds
observing lowly morsels 

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August 30, 2015

My Childhood Sunday – Dodoitsu – August 30, 2015

by Bastet

sitting by the kitchen door
watching mamma fry chicken
biscuits in the oven bake
my childhood Sunday

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May 23, 2015

A Renga “this autumn” by Basho – May 23, 2015

by Bastet

Tan Renga with Basho “this autumn”:

Tree in bloom

Tree in bloom


this autumn
why getting older is like
a bird into the clouds

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

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