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Haibun Today, March 2013

My haibun “Homewards” appears in Haibun Today and can be read by clicking here 

Vol.7, No. 1, March 2013

It can also be read below:


The garden at the back of the Edwardian terrace which is my London home is small but compact. A Magnolia Grandiflora Exmouth grows in its middle, a variety that keeps its glossy, oblong leaves in winter and blossoms in summer. White, deliciously fragrant flowers grace the tree unfailingly, giving me hours of pleasure upon my return from my European excursions. But the neighbor complains about the tree shading her garden. Each year I chop off branches to keep her happy. Each year I dread hearing from her.

a dove crosses
the border


‘soul boat’ and other recent ku

A few more haiku from recent contests/publications:


soul boat —

waves of silence

in gold leaf


Marisova Memorial kukai 2012



shine of a melon seed

your words

A Hundred Gourds, 1:4, Sept 2012,  p7




nest building –

on the other side of the fence

a deeper blue


2nd Haiku My Photo Challenge

blossomrain.blogspot.com, Chrissi Villa

A Hundred Gourds


slow stream

a heron stretches his beak

towards the sky


soft rain

how benevolence



I am very pleased that these two haiku were included in the inaugural issue of A Hundred Gourds, alongside contributions by many fine poets. A Hundred Gourds is a new international journal for haiku, haibun, haiga and more, edited by Lorin Ford and a team of distinguished poets. Congratulations to everyone on the team, and many happy returns!