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Delighted and honoured to be in The Mainichi’s Haiku in English – Best of 2018.

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Tanka

darkening sky…

the smell of rain

before it rains

clinging to yesterday’s dream

a dried branch on a birch tree

 

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Blithe Spirit Vol 29 Number1

Haiku

summer showers

summarising the year

a raven and a magpie

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glass half full—

a bolt from the blue

I realise otherwise

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slipping away

another year—

my unread books

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Blithe Spirit Vol 29 Number 1

Monoku

midnight take off pilot’s day voice

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dawn monk’s chant contours the mountain

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scaling a wall a cat for the moon

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sweeping the street the eyes of a stray dog

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white breeze of canna lilies twilight

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ancient banyan my sunken roots

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midnight encounter

cockroach and I in retreat

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(Otata 39 March 2019)