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Elehna de Sousa

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Haiku of the Day for March  2023 features Guest Editor Elehna de Sousa’s collection on the theme of spring. This is what Elehna has to say by way of introduction to this theme:

Spring, and a new cycle of wonder begins!
What began as a somewhat daunting task quickly became a deeply enriching experience as I reached out to the haiku community, received poems and savoured each and every one of them with delight and admiration.
It has been a privilege and a pleasure for me and I hope you enjoy reading these varied poetic expressions of the season as much as I enjoyed putting them together.

—Elehna de Sousa

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  1. The “leaf wind” haiku is wonderful. The “leaf wind” is so much the wind–through leaves, with leaves, wind and leaves moving together, becoming one. And I can perfectly see those frogs–game of catch– catching the pond.

    1. Thanks Ulrike! 🙂

      leaf wind
      just enough frogs
      to catch a pond

      Alan Summers

      list vjetar
      dostatno žaba
      da se uhvati bara

      trans. Tomislav Maretić
      Samobor Haiku Meeting 25th anniversary anthology (Croatia 2017)

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      Yes, something special about the interaction of leaves and the wind, some look like smalti (mosaic pieces) from a distance! 🙂

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      Another “leaf wind” haiku this time set in autumn:

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      old tales
      moon-bright leaves
      jostle the breeze

      Alan Summers
      Wild Plum 1:1 (Spring & Summer 2015) ed. Gabriel Sawicki

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  2. Spring is making a late appearance in my Northwest Coastal peninsula, Elehna, so I am really looking forward to reading poems that will bring a little spring into my life! Thanks for all you do.

    Carole

  3. Looking forward to read Spring poems. Spring in India brings joy of colours with Holi.
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    Holi —
    a new palette of colours
    in the translucent sky
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  4. I will look forward to Spring unfolding haiku by haiku in this feature!

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    Three by me:

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    birth mother visit a cabbie talks of spring equinoxes

    Alan Summers
    proletaria politics philosophy phenomena (1st April 2019) ed. Elancharan Gunasekaran

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    leaf wind
    just enough frogs
    to catch a pond

    Alan Summers

    list vjetar
    dostatno žaba
    da se uhvati bara

    trans. Tomislav Maretić
    Samobor Haiku Meeting 25th anniversary anthology (Croatia 2017)

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    coolness of spring rain
    waiting with the bus queue
    on newly cut hair

    Alan Summers
    Commended, Mainichi Shimbun 125th Anniversary Haiku Contest, Japan
    Mainichi Shimbun 125th Anniversary Anthology (Japan 1997)

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