Simply Haiku: An E-Journal of Haiku and Related Forms
November-December 2004, Volume 2, Number 6
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  Shisan: This Persimmon Fall      
  Sekiguchi hut--
I encounter Basho
in this persimmon fall
Shinku Fukuda  
  around the pond
dragonflies hover
Kris Kondo  
  floating
soprano voices
of children's songs
Sumiko Sudo  
 
   
  with hands alone
a bowl shaped so fine
Yoshiko Ehara
 
  the cold moon
their heated discussion
goes on as day breaks
Yoshiko Uchiyama  
  years have passed
waiting for the letter
Sumiko  
 
   
  how I blushed
being hugged so under
the peak blossoms
Yoshiko U  
  golden anniversary
in misty Venice
Kris  
  bypass surgery
Japan trip
postponed
Kris  
 
   
  after the news on the TV
sake tastes bitter
Yoshiko E  
  placed at the cross roads
a Jizo wearing
red bibs
Shinku  
  inviting cormorant fires
as evening shadows deepen
Sumiko  
         
 

Composed on the occasion of the fourth Global Renku Memorial
23rd of September 2004
led by Professor Shinku Fukuda

 
  Jizo: a statue of the deity, protector of children and travelers
Sekiguchi hut: Basho's hermitage at Sekiguchi, Tokyo
 
 

Basho's Hut on Camellia Hill, Ando Hiroshige