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Haiku in Translation

Got some exciting news today that a second haiku has been published in translation (in Chinese) at NeverEnding Story, by poet, publisher and translator, Chen-ou Liu. To know that this poem will be read in more than one language is a great honour. Here is a link to read the poem and the translations (yes, there are two).

And as you may know, it is a tradition of mine that with every haiku published, I compose a new one to celebrate. This one is fresh from rolling around my head …

Buddha_stone

stone buddha
the thought of myself
at peace

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Autumn Ginko at Boondall Wetlands

Tomorrow, I will be will be trekking around the gorgeous Boondall Wetlands with ten other haiku enthusiasts on our autumn ginko.

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If the weather stays like it is today – early 20′s and endless blue – it is going to be beautiful to be near the water in a haiku state of mind. Here’s one that I have been rolling around in my head this morning…

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autumn light
promise we’ll see
each other again

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zen garden buddha

zen garden
a wasp flies out
of Buddha’s nose

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wattle blossoms

no longer blue
in this blossom-loosening wind
autumn sky

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dandelion fluff

autumn moon
a fistful of dandelion
fluff

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Anti-Poverty Sculpture

between statues
the coldness of scar-
tissue

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Inspired by yesterday’s ‘poets on beauty’ post, I wrote this… may you all know beauty, wherever you are this Friday evening.

GN & t.h.e. nunn

summer passing
his warm hand holds
all of me

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Fish Head

pale moon
one eye sucked
from the fish head

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Skipping-Stones

river’s edge
my stone
settles the score

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floodplain

floodplain frog
we paddle deeper
into the sound

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