Thursday, January 1, 2015

The New Year and a Haiku

Wishing all my dedicated readers, writing colleagues, friends, and family members a wonderful 2015!

          first dream of the year
          hovering in the air
            ~ Nomura Kenzo (1949—)


Haiku quoted in "New Year's Day at Asakusa Shrine", Chapter 5, Part 1 of The Haiku Apprentice: Memoirs of Writing Poetry in Japan (Stone Bridge Press, 2006) by Abigail Friedman. Her book, which I read in December, is excellent. Friedman also is the author of I Wait for the Moon: 100 Haiku of Momoko Kuroda (Stone Bridge Press, 2014). While living in Japan, Friedman studied the art of haiku with Kuroda, who is among those about whom Friedman writes in The Haiku Apprentice.

Read Friedman's interview with Bridget Boylan at Water Bridge Review. See her profile, which includes examples of her haiku, at The Haiku Foundation.

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