Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Merrill Ann Gonzales & Kala Ramesh: Wednesday Haiku, Week 72

Photo by Derek Ramsey

sprig of hope
hiding somewhere
this early spring

      Merrill Ann Gonzales

Photo by Gary Halvorson, Oregon State Archives

a yellow breeze
ruffles the hill's outline
summer grass 
Kala Ramesh

 Hunting for Bamboo Shoots by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

my spring--
a bit of bamboo
and a willow sprig
translated by David G. Lanoue


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Woodland Rose said...

Lovely haiku. Fine pairing and Issa too! Andrea

jJohn Ajac said...

warm winds and mellow grace, Don, thanks. Except "Hunting for Bamboo Sprouts"... that captures the essence of cold! Thanks again.

_kala said...

Thanks a ton, Don.
You use the 'montage'(film making) effect well — within this haiku genre.
I like the beginning ku with spring passing into summer and back to Issa's spring.

The passing of the year compressed within three haiku poems :)

Thanks for including my work.


Charles Gramlich said...

Beautiful landscapes

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks, Andrea. Bowing to Issa, and all.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Nice to dip the toes in icy spring water on a sweltering day.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Kala ... serendipity makes things happen ... I did try to catch the transitions once I was nudged in that direction (by the works) - thanks for you fine words again.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Cheers, Charles.

snowbird said...

Stunning to find my haiku on such a insightful page... I am deeply honored to be in all of your company

littlemancat said...

Beautiful - the haiku,the everything.
Thanks for the pleasure.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


The honor is all ours, your readers.


Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Thanks so much ...