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.

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