Poetry

Haiku

A deer

A sudden soundTurn around and goneA golden wild deer 足音に振り返り見る野性鹿 I live in the woods. When I am working in t...
Haiku

A white skull

A white skullOnce you're also the onePursue the dream しゃれこうべ君もかつては夢追い人か When I was in high school, I often sp...
Haiku

Grandfather

memories crumbledeyes wander on my facestill, love is there When I was little, I was afraid of my grandfathe...
Haiku

My Haiku may be a bit different from the one written by English poets

I started writing Haiku and Tanka in English on Medium. Here I am writing on Substack for one of my newsletters, and I ...
Tanka

Hurry up to see her before my mum’s gone: Michinoku no Hahano inochi…

みちのくの 母のいのちをひと目見ん ひと目見んとぞ ただにいそげるMichinoku no Haha no inochi wo Hitome-min Hitome-min tozo Tadani isogeru To the Toh...
Tanka

A romantic Tanka by the 75th Japanese Emperor: Se wo hayami Iwani sekaruru…

瀬を早み 岩にせかるる 滝川の われても末に 逢はむとぞ思ふSe wo hayami Iwa ni sekaruru Takigawa no Waretemo sueni Awamutozo omou swift on the ro...
Tanka

An early spring Tanka by Emperor Koukou: Kimiga tame Haru no noni idete…

君がため 春の野に出でて 若菜摘む 我が衣手に 雪は降りつつKimiga tame Haru no noni idete Wakana tsumu Waga koromode ni Yuki wa furitsutsu For yo...
Haiku

A summer Haiku by Basho: Samidare wo…

五月雨を 集めてはやし 最上(もがみ)川Samidare wo atsumete hayashi Mogamigawa the May raingathers to a rapid streamMogami River by ...
Feb 3, 2022
Haiku

A Gecko

a gecko’s laughingechos in moonlightglitters wander The English word “gecko” is always linked to the moonlig...
Feb 3, 2022
Prose

A road to the snake tree: a poem

Do you know the snake tree? It used to be the bottom of the river, which is dried out in every dry season. It will be...
Haiku

A frozen forest — a Haiku

A frozen forest, Only the hearts are warm of wild animals 氷の森 なお熱き野生の 心の臓
Haiku

snowshoes — a Haiku

snowshoes squeaky sound follows coyotes' trace ――― 雪靴を 鳴らしてたどる コヨーテの跡
Haiku

Fireplace #2 暖炉 — a Haiku

flame in stove vermilion breathe waves of heat 暖炉の火 朱色の呼吸 熱波形
Poetry

Another night in Insomnia

we are fish swimming in the alcoholic sea we are the most beautiful being exaggerated in the bottom fluorescen...
Jan 20, 2020
Poetry

My favourite photo on the wall

My favourite photo on the wall which makes me smile every time I look up at it, where we never get old anymore. ...
Poetry

A night in “Insomnia”

If cannot sleep, Go to "insomnia" which is in the middle of the slope. He will ask, What do you wanna drink? I will...
Dec 4, 2019
Haiku

A winter draft – a Haiku

A winter draft Shakes window glasses Shining snow すきま風 ゆらして鳴る戸 雪あかり
Tanka

insomnia snow不眠の雪 – a Tanka Poem

silent night counting my solitude quiet and busy over the windowsill piling up insomnia snow しんしんと 更ける夜半に 目を覚...
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