October 2016


Haiku and a haibun about Running Dogs by a fellow animal.

Otata

otata 11

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Otata will appear as a pdf from now on.

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There are two additions to otata’s bookshelf this month —

Tom Montag’s The Miles No One Wants
clickHERE

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Cuccagna — Italian senryu
selected and translated by
Valeria Simonova Cecon

click HERE.

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Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka as translated by Burton Watson

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

As Watson notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”

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—John Martone

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The Lake District, Cumbria, England, U.K. home to many legends and natural beauty.

word pond

juniper the tether end of larksong

by Alan Summers Lake District, Cumbria, England, U.K. September 2015

Source: Daily Haiku: Oct. 12, 2016 | Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

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Secret gardens, children’s literature, crows and clues…

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

Dear Followers and Readers:

Today is the last day of Alan Summers’ Week. We hope you have learned a lot about haiku and senryu from reading Alan’s work. If you missed his other haiku, please look through the archives.

And, thank you to those of you who have taken the time to comment on Alan’s work and on all the other posts, too. Thoughtful comments!

If you haven’t written any haiku or senryu, try to do so. It is a very rewarding activity when you become good at it.

Best,

Charlotte Digregorio

secret garden
a clue to everything
lies with the crows

by Alan Summers
Mainichi Shimbun, Japan, July 2016

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Shortlisted for Museum of Haiku Literature
Published in the British Haiku Society’s journal Blithe Spirit 26.2
(May 2016)
short list Museum museum

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

senryu

house clearance
room by room by room
my mother disappears

by Alan Summers

Blithe Spirit, 26.2, May 2016

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My father rarely talked about the Second World War, except for one funny story and one horrific episode…

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

senryu

my father’s war
a story of the dark
collecting its own

by Alan Summers
Presence, #55, 2016

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The land of the Romantic Poets and birdsong, Amazons and Swallows, lakes and mountains.

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

juniper the tether end of larksong

by Alan Summers

Lake District, Cumbria, England, U.K. September 2015

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The excitement about train journeys, especially from childhood memories…

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

a ripple through fields
whistling down the wind
the train on its way

by Alan Summer
Blithe Spirit, 26.2, May 2016

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