суббота, 17 декабря 2016 г.

New haiku

November -
the children fun catch
first snowflakes

snowbreak -
watching the steam rise
from hot  tea

downpour -
became unusable
bicycle paths

flowers in the rain -
bee finds odor
under my umbrella

the first snow
is of itself..

New haiku

night nightmares -
I am there
but not there

all day rain -
her  hands folded in prayer

summer night ,
the silent prayer
of fireflies

white flies
the ups and downs -
winter storm

moments, moments!
change of mood -
my life with you 

New haiku

all is gone again,
like that dream
of last night

in the seashell
the wind brings the song
of  the sea

that day to
beneath a hat of snow
a snowman's smile

for you the crow
the night must be long...
and lonely

falling snow
and nothing but

New haiku

fainter and fainter !
flickering lights of fireflies

subway station -
he says he still
loves her

 a dreary day
I catch myself in ....
the mood of a haiku.

lottery prize -
even the beggar
buys dreams

autumn wind
hides in the sleeve
of the scarecrow

New haiku

long days.
a spider on the wall
snow outside

summer sun.
a moss on barren stones
feels the warmth

first snowflake
then another and another
and another…?

he has only the moon
to talk  to

Getting older!
shelter from cold winds
winter coat

December weather
she gets so restless.
old bones!

New haiku

just like that!
I'll speak to the moon
face to face.

this snow
by the roadside

a road along
blink in  dusk

new day
fear and doubt
inside of me

a bustling avenue
walking - near
other shadows

воскресенье, 20 ноября 2016 г.

New haiku

look east
sunflowers at night -

morning –
chirping birds
and irksome fly

waiting for rain
not like the mosquitos
wait of rain

warm coffee
wandering thoughts;
winter clouds

deep breath.
deep breath

the air here just hanging
just hanging there

bright night ;
walks and talks
on the phone

visualized –
I look for the moon
the super moon

warm days ;
a bird on a branch
is swaying

lingers in the kitchen ..
it’s dinner time

through the window ;
a fly buzzes

this morning
moon sitting in a tree;
it is fun.
morning ;
at cloud’s edge
a slice of moon

November –
nice to wake
with sunshine

it’s cool !
In the grass

warmth !
snow slides off the roof

dark morning
and the scent of rain –

lightning again
the same place again –
it’ll rain

dark morning –
all things point to
the start of winter

behind glass
with bubbles

суббота, 12 ноября 2016 г.

Kizhi Pogost (Russian: My photo)

Kizhi Pogost (Russian: Кижский Погост) is a historical site dating from the 17th century on Kizhi island. The island is located on Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia (Medvezhyegorsky District), Russia. The pogost is the area inside a fence which includes two large wooden churches (the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome Intercession Church) and a bell-tower. The pogost is famous for its beauty and longevity, despite that it is built exclusively of wood. In 1990, it was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites and in 1993 listed as a Russian Cultural Heritage site.

четверг, 10 ноября 2016 г.

New haiku

temple garden
a boulder stands
looking at stars

on the piano keys
quietly singing

the geese fly off ..
through the open window
singing others

by nightfal
skims a river of stars ;
winter's chill

soft chords
on the piano keys
fall snowflakes

New haiku

wisteria blossoms -
you smile at life
you smile at death

early morning
the healing therapy
of birdsong

whole year
the same fan
with the same motive

this  is mine !
snow seems lighter
on my hat

snow clouds
passing at midnight;
the cold!

join to the snow
wind bell

A Cherita

A Cherita consists of a single stanza of a one-line verse, followed by a two-line verse, and then finishing with a three-line verse.
It was also inspired by Larry Kimmel's sensitive recognition of a shorter form contained within the opening three-verse stanza of ai li's LUNENGA, which had been created on the 27 May 1997

My first attempt to write Cherita

november snow

I was hurrying to work
voice of my wife stopped me

sometimes she speaks things
she wants to express by cry -

суббота, 5 ноября 2016 г.


New haiku

it is silent
from the day it is made —
the scarecrow.

The autumn woods;
Here and there
Trees yelow

november dusk
a cat's eyes catch
the headlights

mountain path
wind to play
with me

merciless to them
the frigid air

New haiku

on a bank
the waves cannot wash —
the first snow.

first snow
enough to witen grass
in the garden

in different  sides
crow turns his head;
autumn wind

in different  sides
weathercock turns;
autumn wind

From the window
Watching snowflakes.
How  will they fall?

четверг, 3 ноября 2016 г.

New haiku

fragrant pines
doors of a temple gate

day after  day
in its burrow.

And I recall
The garden in fallen leaves.
Winter begins

a sleepless night
sound of rain
says what I think.


Halloween Party
Bite Night

beginning of winter
spirits of the Dead

New haiku

waking from a dream ;
suddenly I find
I have wings

in one side
or in the other..
autumn wind

deep longing -
the first scent
of the snow

drifting snow
taking another look
at my walk

summer evening
in high spirits
time passes

New haiku

in humility
trees leaning
in the wind

winter begins...
against my window
white moths

scintillate and

autumn chill --
wail of a stray dog
through the silence

first snow
shade of green

пятница, 28 октября 2016 г.

New haiku

less yellow &
more white

owing to snow
the beauty of the mountains
the wild pearl

leaves rustle
with each step
the thoughts

desert sands …
lone star twinkles
on an ancient sky

old umbrella
leans against the wall
recovered from the rain

New haiku

funnelling winds
taking another look
at the moon

The fruit grove
among fallen leaves
scent  of harvest

new moon .
a flicker of light
embracing darkness

a huge Tsunami –
only every year
cherry blossom

not yet winter ..
my hands turn red
further and further

fragile beauty

During the past three years since I have turned my hand to the Japanese forms of haiku, tanka  I have met the most amazing people who, daily, touch me with their words, their wisdom and their acts of kindness and generosity. Through them, my world has,   larger, and definitely richer.

четверг, 27 октября 2016 г.

My tanka

crunching snow
 a stray dog bares his teeth
to the moon

first snow
breathes warm
on the frosted glass
of my memory.

cold fog
trembling wings
of butterfly
excursions into the unknown
from some fairy tale

New haiku

morning stroll…
the elusive scent
of the autumn

cry of a bird
first snow

Japanese Garden
taste of autumn lingers
among the rocks

Spoon sweets
the light touch
of your words

grilled fish –
the slow unravelling
of bones

New haiku

roaring sea
a lone fisherman
crosses himself

the imagined -
in soft moonlight
her a spell

the illusion -
look at alone
two moons

through the fog
the groundless optimism
to manoeuvre

morning walk
sweet song of a bird
my words

The autumn

morning stroll…
the elusive scent
of the autumn

only a dangerous gleam
in your eyes
the changing shades

and shine -
invites through open door
 my dog and I
an exchange of glances
 life is good...
get all the answers
in a sleep

четверг, 13 октября 2016 г.

New haiku

white chrysanthemums
without fragance

no words
for shade, which
fells on me

first snow...
new sensation
of life

autumn twilight
mingling with the sound
of  wind in pines

autumn twilight
color of withered fields

empty chairs
facing the TV

at my feet
so sharp ...
cemetery grass

New haiku

inch by inch
creeps across the terrace

morning dew
creeps across the leaf
the snail

the rainbow
lingers in the air
smell rain

a  souvenir
today in my pocket
autumn sunshine

on the horizon
shifting shapes
to and fro to and fro

New haiku

ehoes of rain --
wet socks
in my pocket

first frosts .
the scent of death
of chrysanthemum

feeling of fall..
rain punctures
the silence

morning fog---
slippery footsteps
in an unknown

Hurricane Matthew --
personal items
through a flooded street

on her saree
wrapped in morning light
scent of roses

пятница, 15 апреля 2016 г.

new haiku

foggy afternoon
only at one place

turns to spring
the last embers
of a makeshift campfire
as argument?

bus stop
gathered into the pile
cigarette butts

daffodils  –
one step closer
to summer

ins and outs
resolving to get
a compass

after the party
even the moon

white anemones
the eyes of a doll
stare past me

воскресенье, 13 марта 2016 г.

50 yeas ago...

New haiku

cough -
will loud even:

early spring -
after the scent
the pleasure

a tender look...
can have been it is
smile of spring

only the hollow sound
of my heart

melting snow..
that which keeps us
at home

суббота, 5 марта 2016 г.