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Freddy Ben-Arroyo

Freddy Ben-Arroyo

Born: March 21 1924 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Resides: Haifa, Israel
E-mail: freddyb777 (at) gmail (dot) com

A retired professor of Structural Engineering at the Technion, Haifa Israel, he began writing haiku more than 25 years ago (after Zen Training). He is married, and he and his wife have been rewarded with one daughter, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is still teaching at the Technion Faculty of Architecture. His work has appeared in many international publications, some translated in Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Bulgarian and Hebrew.

Books Published:

Jazz Trio, haiku and senryu (Writers & Lovers Studio, Taiwan, 2014) [ISBN 978-986-5804-13-8]. This book is on display in "The living Haiku Society Anthology" and can be read as a free E-book .

Selected Work
 
slow down
Bullet train!
Snow-capped Fujiyama
 
his name is Alan
why do I call him Alyosha?
Ice cold vodka
 
 
 
swallows and minarets
shooting through the sky
in Sarajevo
 
looking
through the bus window
her Cleopatra nose
 
 
 
equinox -
trimming my moustache 
spring-mode now
 
I was young then –
climbing in thin air
Machu Piccu
 
 

Credits:

"slow down" - Asahi Haikuist Network (July 5, 2013); "swallows and minarets" - Notes from the Gean 3:3 (December 2011); "equinox" - The Mainichi Daily News(May 26, 2012); "his name is Alan" - Editor’s choice, Ershik, senryu and kyoka journal (October 2013); "looking" - The Mainichi Daily News (October 3, 2013); "I was young then" - Multiverses1.1 (June 2012).

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