Saturday, August 27, 2016





cicada's song
all throughout this twilight --
the moon also rises



Tuesday, June 28, 2016




when I was just a boy
I counted to a thousand --
summer clouds




Monday, February 8, 2016





Bodhisattva relieving herself on crusted snow










a chilly night,
reading mayuzumi
to old bop tunes







strong winds and little snow --
scraps of notes
I hadn't thrown away



Sunday, February 7, 2016




a child alone
makes the face of a monkey --
the first few snowdrops




Monday, November 2, 2015




riders on the platform
drawn to a busker's voice -
distant trains



Monday, October 26, 2015



the littlest ones
tug at Grandpa's sleeves -
clear Autumn


Wednesday, October 21, 2015



even the general
dons his battle fatigues --
Indian Summer


Tuesday, October 6, 2015



moon viewing --
before their parting
a last embrace





the tang of hot tar
carries on a breeze --
summer's end


Saturday, April 11, 2015




a homeless couple
takes in the sun -
coats tucked in the kitbag





Sunday, March 29, 2015




frost tonight -
the man at the dairy queen
lets out a yawn






first spring day -
coats all on a rack
black, gray and blue




Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Hundred Gourds 4:2










A Hundred Gourds 4:2 released


The seasons roll around. Today, the first of March, Australia and New Zealand welcome our first day of Autumn whilst those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are anticipating Spring’s arrival. Wherever you are in the world, the 14th issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry is now online for your reading pleasure.


www.ahundredgourds.com


AHG 4.2 Feature –


The Seabeck Haiku Getaway: an interview with Michael Dylan Welch

Aubrie Cox, our haiga editor, was on the spot for the annual Seabeck Haiku Getaway, which is held in the beautiful, historical mill town of Seabeck in Washington, USA, close to the Canadian border. Aubrie has conducted an in- depth interview on the subject of this enviable retreat with the founder and organiser, Michael Dylan Welch.


Expositions Section


Due to the unexpected departure of Matthew Paul as Expositions editor last year, A Hundred Gourds will be looking for a suitable editor for our Expositions section in 2015. Please direct any inquiries regarding the Expositions section and submit reviews, essays or commentaries for 2015 issues of AHG to me, Lorin, until further notice.

In this issue, Michael Dylan Welch explores the use of haiku in David Patneaude’s young-adult novel, Thin Wood Walls, Jim Sullivan comments on two ‘bee’ haiku and Cynthia Rowe and Ray Rasmussen review recently published haiku books.


Submissions Deadline

The deadline for all submissions to AHG 4.3 (the June 2015 issue) is March 15th. AHG has an open submissions policy: any submissions received after the deadline will be filed for consideration for the September 2015 issue. Please check our submissions page for details and editors’ guidelines.

Please take the time to read the AHG submissions page, including the editors’ individual comments, and ensure that your submission complies with all requirements.

Lorin Ford – Managing Editor

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