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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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The Whirling Way

The Whirling Dervish is a form of physically active meditation which originated among certain Sufi groups, and which is still practiced by the Sufi Dervishes of the Mevlevi order and others. The Whirling Way is an interpretation where the music’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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The Edge Of The World

the edge of the world– the road vanishes intoa curtain of mist – Raymond Cobley Raymond Cobley is an experimental composer and regular participant in our Haiku challenge. Now retired, Raymond aims to explore the possibilities afforded by open-source software, … Continue reading

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White On White

White and whiteHeaven and bottom useless–Winter cloudy – Yoshida Donguri Yoshida Donguri is haiku poet who lives in Hokkaido, Japan. Yoshida is a caregiver who loves Buson, Santoka, and sushi. This piece was written for Alto, Tenor and Bass voices, … Continue reading

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Adorned With Raindrops

adorned with raindropsfrom the shower, a sparklingprincess Azealia Den Sutejo A contemporary of Basho, Den Sutejo was the eldest daughter of a distinguished samurai family living in the mountainous area northwest of Kyoto. After her husband’s death, she became a … 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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