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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3

RENKU
 

Shisan : Flow of the Springtide

       

waves of the spring-tide
flowing along the pillow —
strings of tangled hair

Buson    

white blossoms faintly glow
in a tiny walled garden

Sosui    

the door open
to a waiting carriage
the horses' whinnying

Kris    

* * * *

 
     

from the jack-in-the-box
out pops Pikachu

Tateshi    

the smell of acetylene
at my nose and on my feet
the coolness of geta

Kikuyo    

obi pattern for happy occasions
7 treasures in 7 circles

Eiko    

* * * *

 
     

jizobon festival
an ancient stone cave
survived the earthquake

Yoshiko    

on the all-night jazz players
the morning moon rises

Kris    

my broken heart
after a long sigh and deep grief
drowned in liquor

Tateshi    

* * * *

 
     

complaining and murmuring
yet my computer goes on

Kikuyo    

at the distant end
of the withered grassland
a house on the hill

Eiko    

through a latticework window
a will-o'-the-wisp wavering

Yoshiko    
     

Members of the AIR Group:

Tateshi Tsukamoto (president)
Kris Kondo
Kikuyo Sugiura
Yoshiko Uchiyama
Eiko Yachimoto
Nobuyuki Yuasa (Sosui) - lead poet

Started on 29 March 2007 and completed on 25 April 2007

Relevant elsewhere in Simply Haiku:
Flow of the Springtide (Japanese version)
Flow of the Springtide: tomegaki. A commentary by the lead poet, Nobuyuki Yuasa


 

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