Haiku

what a [hiding] place by Jean LeBlanc

what a [hiding] place by Jean LeBlanc

Jean’s insights and visualizations derive delicacy from the environment, birds, and nature, and sloshes a solvent of beauty mixed with the solutes of delicacy, homogenously on every page of the book through her writings. In this collection, nature's secrets intimacies receive brilliance from natural sources: birds, rocks, rivers, insects and trees. No doubt the author’s haiku begin with emotion recollected in tranquillity; the emotion is contemplated till, by a species of reaction, the tranquillity gradually disappears and emotion is gradually produced.

Reflections on Ban’ya Natsuishi’s Flying Pope 160 Haiku

Reflections on Ban’ya Natsuishi’s Flying Pope 160 Haiku

Many years ago I went to view an exhibition titled “Hands”, a series of photos by Japanese artist Yasu Suzuka (鈴鹿芳康) a friend, and respected senpai. There were many large black and white close-up photos of hands in the prayer position, as well as many small color Polaroid photos of ordinary people, hands grasped in prayer arranged in various patterns. Reflecting on the show later I wrote in my journal: “only Suzuka-sensei, a Buddhist influenced conceptual artist, could pull this off, make it have meaning, and not be boring.”

Dream Tree By David Watts

Dream Tree By David Watts

Short poems or haikus are not for everyone, but there’s a lot to be said to be able to contain your poems in such a brief form. First of all, it takes skill to write poems short in length (but not in what they say). Plus, this is also formal poetry because it’s written in a form.

Smart Pills By E. Martin Pederson

Smart Pills By E. Martin Pederson

Review by LB Sedlacek

(Daniela – „Cu susul în jos” / „Upside Down”, Ed. Cyberwit.net, 2019)

(Daniela – „Cu susul în jos” / „Upside Down”, Ed. Cyberwit.net, 2019)

Mai anevoie m-aş fi gândit că este chiar atâta nevoie de o oglindă verticală, într-un univers când prea plin, ilustru, când deşirat, fărâmiţat, depinde din ce unghi al dorinţei sau al lehamitei îl privim. Ideea noastră despre ceea ce este sau ceea ce am vrea ori n-am vrea să fie, este procesată mai departe în nemiloasa realitate şi în suava iluzie.

Corrieneuchin: Scots Haikus In Celtic and English

Corrieneuchin: Scots Haikus In Celtic and English

Well, as am 'thinking I dinna ken Muckle of Celtic, then comes McDonald ! And all the reading I've done of the works of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott will make any willing traveler more familiar, certainly not fluent, in a wonderful and ancient langua

100 Haiku by Banya Natsuishi and Sayumi Kamakura, review by Shirley Bolstok

100 Haiku by Banya Natsuishi and Sayumi Kamakura, review by Shirley Bolstok

Ban’ya Natsuishi and Sayumi Kamakura have both taken 50 of their best creating a wide variety of Haiku that haunts you like the ghosts of ancient scripts and combined them into 100 Haiku. Each of their Haiku, have parts of them that will take you on a j

Circling Dates: History and the Haiku of Steven Carter

Circling Dates: History and the Haiku of Steven Carter

Steven Carter, retired Professor Emeritus of English and award winning poet, has chosen critical historical locales and periods in Europe and America as the subject of his book of haiku, Morning Twilight (Cyberwit.net, 2012). The choice is both unusual

Review to the book

Review to the book "A Crown of Roses"

We can say this book is a testimony. Initially, we are aware of the presence and the show up of an uncommon talent. At the end, we may conclude that we are spectators of a drama that takes place into a human soul: the soul of a woman.

Mind Travels of Ban'ya Natsuishi

Mind Travels of Ban'ya Natsuishi

Ban'ya Natsuishi writes haiku that moves beyond customary restraints and perceptions from the tradition of only seasonal, natural themes. His muki-haiku-seasonless poem style, paints Natsuishi's promptings into pictures, which embrace the philosophical i