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Stork Haiku into Never Ending Story : ” Ichibutsu Shitate! “

Chen-ou said:

“Ken’s haiku effectively builds, line by line, to a thematically significant and visually poignant ending that reveals the timely, environmentally-conscious theme of plastic pollution. A fine, imagistic ochibutsu shitate!
… For example, Kyorai argues that, although combining different topics are important, ‘it [doesn’t] take precedence over other techniques and that Basho also [composes] ‘single-object’ (ichibutsu shitate) poem, which [focuses] on a single topic and in which the hokku [flows] smoothly from start to finish, without the leap or gap found in the composition poem’ (Ibid., p. 111)…
— excerpted from my
To the Lighthouse post, Ichibutsu Shitate (One-Image/Object/Topic Haiku)

 

with the plastic bag
a stork wraps the moon
on its head

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

一隻鸛
用塑膠袋包裹
它頭上的月亮

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

一只鹳
用塑胶袋包裹
它头上的月亮

 

Ken Sawitri (Indonesia)

Published for the 3rd time  Never Ending Story: first English-Chinese bilingual haiku and tanka blog, on March 12th, 2019
Selected and translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu

Published for the 2nd time in Haiku Commentary, digging deep into the small things, on September 18th, 2017
Selected by Nicholas David Klacsanzky

Published for the first time in Robert Epstein and Miriam Wald (Eds.), 2016 (1st ed.), Every Chicken,
Cow, Fish and Frog: Animal Rights Haiku
, Middle Island Press

Eric Liu @StoryHaikuTanka, 12 March 2019

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Haiku Penghela Beca in the 10th Komatsu Visual Haiku Contest, Today!

Honoured that haiku about the pedicab man being listed in the Winning List of the 10th Komatsu Visual Haiku Contest. This haiku written on one of Aisha Shifa’s drawing when she was 8 years. This haiku had been exhibited in the 10th Komatsu Visual Haiku Contest Exhibition in Komatsu City at January 26, 2022

Haiku Ken Sawitri (Indonesia) Drawing by Aisha Shifa. Published for the 1st time in the 10th Komatsu Visual Haiku Contest (2021) Selected by Sora Kimura, Komatsu Visual Haiku Contest IC, Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture

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HAIKU KEPOMPONG ULAT JATI INTO THE ASAHI SHIMBUN, TODAY!

Honoured being in the Asahi Haikuist Network column, curated in 1995 by David McMurray, a professor of intercultural studies at the International University of Kagoshima. The column appears on the first, third and fifth Friday of the month and occasionally as special issues.

 

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Haiku Bunga Sakura into the Haiku Dispatch! Sakura Haiku Challenge, Today!

Glad being in the Haiku Dispatch! of the Sakura Haiku Challenge organized by Consulate General of Japan in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to welcome the cherry blossom season in Ontario. All of the haiku submitted to this challenge have been posted on the official twitter @CGjapanTO between March 22 and April 30, 2022

 

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Haiku Sayur ‘Kela Mrica’ in the Asahi Shimbun, Today!

Honoured being in the Asahi Haikuist Network column, curated in 1995 by David McMurray, a professor of intercultural studies at the International University of Kagoshima. The column appears on the first, third and fifth Friday of the month and occasionally as special issues.

 

One of Indonesia’s most popular delicacies is fish head soup. This popular dish is full of aromatic herbs and spices. Nearly every island has its traditional version. Sayur Mangut (with coconut milk) or ‘Kela Mrica’ Kepala Manyung (Javanese, Ariid catfish head soup) is a distinguishable hot and spicy that is hard to forget from Central Java North coast delicacies, and has been one of my favorite dish.

Using a lot of pepper and chillies, this very hot and spicy dish will make our body warm and make us sweat. At the dry areas of a tropical
climate like Blora, sweating will cooling down our body.

 

Ken Sawitri (Indonesia) Published for the 1st time in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray , The Asahi Shimbun, February 18th, 2022 Selected by David McMurray

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Tanka Gunung Fuji into Fujisan Award 2021, Today!

Fujisan (Mt. Fuji) has been a symbol of spiritual support to the Japanese people since ancient times. Its graceful appearance is often depicted in art. The Fujisan Taisho prize is awarded for the best work of tanka to enhance better understanding towards the nature, tradition and culture of Japan, and to promote the preservation of the magnificent mountain.

 

Ken Sawitri (Indonesia) Published for the 1st time in Fujisan Award 2021 Organized by Fuji Taisho Executive Committee, Tokyo

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Haiku Sumur Terlupakan : Mainichi Shimbun, Japan’s National Daily Since 1922 – Haiku in English, Today!

Honoured this haiku being chosen by Michael Dylan Welch for The Mainichi English Haiku, daily haiku selections from around the world for the English edition of the oldest daily newspaper in Japan.

 

Ken Sawitri (Indonesia) Published for the 1st time in Haiku in English, The Mainichi, Japan’s National Daily Since 1922, December 8th, 2021 Selected by Michael Dylan Welch

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Haiku Mahluk Bersayap : the Asahi Shimbun, Today!

Honoured being in the Asahi Haikuist Network column, curated in 1995 by David McMurray, a professor of intercultural studies at the International University of Kagoshima. The column appears on the first, third and fifth Friday of the month and occasionally as special issues.

Ken Sawitri (Indonesia) Published for the 1st time in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray , The Asahi Shimbun, Desember 3rd, 2021 Selected by David McMurray