The March issue of A Hundred Gourds is out, and, with it, tanka editor Susan Constable has given readers a close look into the work of tanka poet Kozue Uzawa. Uzawa, who emigrated to Canada from Japan in 1971, edits Tanka Canada’s journal Gusts. In her … Continue reading
Posted in A Hundred Gourds, Haiku, Haiku-doodle, National Poetry Month, Tanka
Tagged an'ya, Aubrie Cox, Gusts, Haiku, Kernels, Kozue Uzawa, National Poetry Month, Susan Constable, Tanka, Yay Words!
steady snow I readjust the tempo on my metronome A Hundred Gourds, vol. 2, no. 1, December 2012 We got a white Christmas here! Unusual, and, for us, full of charm and the spirit of Christmas. And the spirit of Christmas … Continue reading
Thank you to all who’ve added their lovely voices here and helped to make my birthday a real celebration. There’s still time (a week!) to enter your tanka here for a chance to win a copy of Modern Japanese Tanka. I’ll … Continue reading
Posted in Birthday, Haiku, Haiku-doodle, Tanka
Tagged Alegria Imperial, Andrea Grillo, Angelo Ancheta, Angie Werren, Asni Amin, Aubrie Cox, Birthday, Cara Holman, Christina Nguyen, Christine L. Villa, Ernesto Santiago, Haiku, Janet L. Davis, Jenny Ward Angyal, John Daleiden, Johnny Baranski, Kirsten Cliff, Linda Hofke, Merrill Gonzalez, Pamela A. Babusci, Patricia Sullivan, Rick Daddario, Sanjukta Asopa, Summer, Tanka, Terri French, Yousei Hime
It’s hot here. Very. And dry. More than dry. It’s the kind of weather that wilts everything in the garden and makes me want to put my head down on my pillow and not come back up for air … Continue reading
As a month-long celebration of poetry comes to a close, I can hear a collective sigh as poets across the World Wide Web catch their breath and wonder what to do with all the virtual blank space they see stretching before … Continue reading
Posted in Haiku, Haiku-doodle, National Poetry Month
Tagged Aubrie Cox, Daily Haiku, Haiku, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Mann' Library's Daily Haiku, Melissa Allen, Michael Dylan Welch, Michele L. Harvey, NaHaiWriMo, The Haiku Foundation, Tom Clausen
It probably wasn’t fair of me to ask contributors to pick a “favorite” haiku (even though I did say they could pick as many as three) for this post. Once I started trying to choose my own favorites, I realized … Continue reading
Posted in Haiku, Haiku-doodle, National Poetry Month, Poem in Your Pocket Day
Tagged Angie Werren, Anita Virgil, Aubrie Cox, Basho, Bernard Lionel Einbond, Bruce Ross, Buson, Cara Holman, Chiyo, David Caruso, Elizabeth Searle Lamb, Ellen Grace Olinger, Haiku, Issa, Jack Kerouac, Jane Reichhold, Jim Sullivan, Johnny Baranski, Kenneth C. Leibman, Kirsten Cliff, Kusatao, Lee Gurga, National Poetry Month, Nick Avis, Nick Virgilio, Pamela A. Babusci, Peggy Lyles, Poem in Your Pocket Day, Raymond Roseliep, Roberta Beary, Shiki, Sister Mary Thomas Eulberg, Soin, William J. Higginson
new year . . . the dragon’s fiery breath lights the way Happy New Year of the Dragon! If you’re looking for inspiration while you wait for your fortune to unfold, head over to Aubrie Cox’s Yay Words! blog for … Continue reading
Posted in Dragons, Haiga, Haiku, Haiku-doodle, New Year, Yay Words!
Tagged Aubrie Cox, Dragon, Haiku, Happy New Year, New Year, Winter, Yay Words!, Year of the Dragon
End of year. Time to take stock. Look back. Look forward. Dig in. Dig out. Reflect . . . If you’re looking for a haiku-like way to do just that, two blogs I enjoy are offering unique end-of-year perspectives. At Aubrie … Continue reading
Posted in Haiku, Haiku-doodle, New Year, Wild Berries, Winter, Yay Words!
Tagged Aubrie Cox, Dragons, Haiku, New Year, Sanjukta Asopa, Wild Berries, Winter, Yay Words!
new moon . . . the head of the ghoul shining brighter According to Earth and Sky, the brightest star in the night skies right now, found in the constellation Perseus, is known variously as Algol, the Demon Star, or … Continue reading
Posted in All Hallow's Eve, Autumn, Haiku-doodle, Haiku-doodle-do, Moon, Uncategorized
Tagged Algol, Aubrie Cox, Autumn, Day of the Dead, Haiku, Halloween, Moon, Stars