Category Archives: Trombone

Marbled Dawn

marbled dawnseems opaque but moving fastclears its path – Aju Mukhopadhyay Aju Mukhopadhyay is a bilingual poet, author and critic who regularly contributes to International Journals and Websites on varied subjects. Besides many poetry and other awards, he has received … Continue reading

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The Long Night

the long nightmade longer –a dog barking – Santōka A wandering poet and ascetic Zen priest, Santōka was a disciple of Ogiwara Seisensui, one of the first poets to discard the traditional use of the 5-7-5 structure in haiku. Santōka’s … Continue reading

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Sunset In Snow

sunset in snowis like a letter readmany times – Ryuta Iida Ryuta Iida (1920 – 2007) was the son of the haiku poet Dakotsu Iida. Initially a rice farmer, Ryuta published his first haiku volume, “One hundred noodles”, in 1954. … Continue reading

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Scattering Ginkgo Leaves

scattering ginkgo leavesfaint sound from the windfar away – Kenji Fusei A student of Takahama Kyoshi, Kenji Fusei was a haiku poet who became known under the pen name Tomiyasu Fusei. He was a member of the Hototogisu Haiku Group … Continue reading

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This Feeling of Loneliness

this feeling of loneliness –he plays with his building blocksas the snow heaps up – Kubota Mantarō Kubota Mantarō (1889 – 1963) was a Japanese author, playwright and Japanese poet. Although he was more interested in novels and plays, Kubota … Continue reading

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Waves Themselves

This piece was created as a response to Pat Boran’s haiku sequence (or rensaku), which explores the flora and fauna of Dublin Bay’s (North) Bull Island. Boran’s rhyming haiku observe the interplay of bird, human and plant life on the … Continue reading

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Come To Me

Come To Me was inspired by the poem of the same name by yaskhan – yassy66.wordpress.com/2020/08/22/come-to-me It is dedicated to my dear wife, Kathy, who is one of the few capable of putting up with me over a long period … Continue reading

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Persistently I Stare

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku343 – Persistently I stare      Persistently I stare      At the moon      Still I cannot hear This haiku is by Sugiyama Sanpu (1647-1732), who suffered from severe hearing problems for his whole life. Sanpu … Continue reading

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The Heavy Leaf

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku339 – The Heavy Leaf      See the heavy leaf      on the silent windless day      falls of its own will. This haiku is by Nozawa Bonchō, a haikai poet and disciple of Basho who … Continue reading

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