Full details from by Terri at Weekly Geeks.
April is National Poetry Month.
I am combining two of the suggestions made in Option B: "Be a poet!Write your own poem and share with us! Read a poetry book and review it."
I began writing and publishing haiku and short articles on Japanese culture in 1981.My personal site at AOL was recently deleted (along with everyone's else's) after 7 years. It had my prize winning poetry and articles on understanding and writing haiku in the Japanese tradition. So the best I can do is find a few sites or books that mention me and my work.
"Haiku: Poetry Ancient & Modern is a gorgeously illustrated anthology of over 200 poems from 100 of the best haiku poets in America and around the world, as well as translations of the Japanese masters. The poems range in time from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, and follow the elemental themes of earth, air, fire, water, wood and metal. This exquisite collection of haiku is a joyful read for anyone, whether new to haiku or looking to expand their collection."
This is probably the loveliest book that I've had my own work published in. It contains one of my haiku:
the waterfall frozen
in the French edition:
le cascade s'en gelee
en plein air
Haiku: A Poet's Guide by Lee Gurga is an excellent instructional guide for those who write haiku and wish to refine their craft. The author is editor of Modern Haiku, the longest-running journal of haiku and haiku studies in English . He is also poetry editor for Illinois Times and haiku columnist for Solares Hill newspaper (Key West, Florida). He uses one of my poems as an example of a haiku that works well. It had previously won the Best of Issue in Modern Haiku magazine which came with a $50 prize.
plum blossoms falling
the gardener softly singing
in my father's tongue
I leave you with one more:
mother in the garden
a bee among the bluebells
If there is interest I will feature more of my work on Haiku Fridays which is hosted by Christina.
What are you reading/writing for National Poetry Month?
Giveaway: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming until April 19
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