As part of the 29th National Cultural Festival in Akita 2014, a great number of haiku fans including Japan willingly sent their haiku in English to The 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest (2014). Hidenori Hiruta from Akita International Haiku Network said: “Hope that haiku could deepen mutual understanding and enjoyment of different cultures between those people who read or compose the poem, helping make the world peaceful.” And the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest ended in a great success, 1,130 haiku were submitted from 46 countries.
reaping all the stars
for these humble huts
Ken Sawitri (Indonesia)
Published for the 1st time in Haiku Special from the 3rd Japan – Russia Haiku Contest, Akita – the Land of Poetry 『詩の国秋田第６号』 6th Volume, the yearly pamphlet of Akita
International Haiku Network, on June 9th, 2015
The yearly pamphlet Akita – the Land of Poetry『詩の国秋田第６号』, whose 6th volume is posted as an e-pamphlet, features haiku special from the English haiku submitted to the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in 2014.
A great number of haiku fans willingly sent their haiku in English to the contest from 46 countries including Japan.
They compose haiku, the shortest form of poetry of three lines, catching the haiku moment through their observation or insight.
They write haiku, seeking for “pure present”, which might express “the eternal now.”
We sincerely hope that haiku will be shared with each other, which helps us realize the pleasure of writing haiku again.
We also hope that haiku could deepen mutual understanding and enjoyment of different cultures between those people who read or compose the poem, helping make the world peaceful.
the jewelry box
from the nursing…
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