Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

Haiku + Tanka, Haibun, Rengay, Shahai, & More

Harvest moon

who left
the light on?
harvest moon

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Evening sun

By Bill Waters (poem) and Robin White (photo)

Evening Sun


Published in Daily Haiga (http://www.dailyhaiga.org/haiga-archives/2357/-evening-sun-by-bill-waters-usa), 6/28/18.

About Robin White:
—> http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/category/author/robin-white/page/3/

 

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Postcards from the Edge

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

For the past 20 years, Visual AIDS has done a benefit art sale in New York City called Postcards from the Edge, a show comprising hundreds of same-price, one-of-a-kind pieces created on 4″x6″ postcards. Artists’ names are written only on the backs of the postcards so art lovers will feel free to buy what truly speaks to them without feeling influenced by a well-known (or an entirely unknown) name. How cool is that?  :- D

This year edgy Canadian artist Lorette C. Luzajic and I have teamed up to submit a mixed-media collage inspired by / incorporating one of my one-breath poems. Artists can only send one piece, but Lorette created six so we’d have several to choose from. Which one did we select?… (For now I’m not sayin’. LOL!- )

Do you have a favorite? Which one?

Red Poppy 29 (Time)

 

Moon (Darkness)

 

Forget-Me-Not (Passing)

 

Hydrangea (Adrift)

 

Peacock Feathers (Fog)

 

Red Poppy 5236 (Birdsong)

 


For more information about Lorette C. Luzajichttp://www.squarefootartbylorette.ca/about.html

For more information about Visual AIDShttp://visualaids.org/about

For more information about Postcards from the Edge: http://visualaids.org/projects/detail/postcards

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Choosing players

choosing players —

the smallest kid

looks hopeful

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Empty nest

By Bill Waters (poem) and Robin White (photo)

 

Empty Nest

 

Akitsu Quarterly, Fall Issue

 


Published in Akitsu Quarterly: Fall 2018 (http://www.wildgraces.com/Akitsu-Quarterly.html), 8/15/18.

About Robin White:
—> http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/category/author/robin-white/page/3/

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Early morning

By Bill Waters (poem) and Robin White (photo)

Colored by Birdsong


Published in DailyHaiga (http://www.dailyhaiga.org/haiga-archives/2340/-coloured-by-bill-waters-usa), 8/5/18.

About Robin White:
—> http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/category/author/robin-white/page/3/

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Four shahai

Daydreaming

Great Egret

Zen Mind

Partial Eclipse


Published in The Zen Space summer 2018 showcase (https://thezenspace.wordpress.com/experience/summer-2018-showcase/), 7/8/18.

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Three shahai

Creeping

Cicada Soprano

Playing Bows-and-Arrows


Published in Prune Juice: A Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun, and Haiga (no. 25), pages 66-68 (https://prunejuice.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/pj-25.pdf), 7/1/18.

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Early morning

By Bill Waters (poem) and Robin White (photo)


Published in Daily Haiga (http://www.dailyhaiga.org/haiga-archives/2312/-early-morning-by-bill-waters-usa), 6/28/18.

About Robin White:
—> http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/category/author/robin-white/page/3/

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What is haiku?

What is haiku? Here is a concise answer that I particularly like:
Originating in Japan, haiku is brief, objective and sensory – a literary snapshot of a moment in nature. Most haiku take longer to think about than to read. In this way, haiku are written not just by the poet, but also by the reader who brings his or her own set of experiences to the poem, allowing it to blossom differently for each person.
This explanation comes from The Holden Arboretum, where their Seasons of Haiku woodland trail, which uses QR codes to share seasonally themed haiku, garnered an outstanding 1,436 unique scans during its first month.
If you’d like to learn more about the Arboretum’s haiku trail — a very cool example of poetry in public places! — check out this link: http://www.holdenarb.org/seasons-of-haiku-interpretive-trail/.  :- D
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Wolfsong Publications

by Gary C. Busha - Wolfsong Publications announces its little book series of pocket-size chapbooks. Designed small and compact (3-/12"x4-1/4"), these 24-pg. books by Gary C. Busha contain haiku/poems on a variety of subjects.

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