The Art of Haiku

Selections from Ukku Spring Haiku 2006
Denis M Garrison
End of my last road
across the deep ravine
hata blooms, sweet moonrise

* hata = the magical flower in W.H. Hudson's Green Mansions.

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sing, fish moon!
from a cold, dark sea
call the shad home

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black-bottomed clouds
careening seaward—
cacophony of gulls

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sapphire sea—
rising from far below
drawn by the light

Denis M Garrison
after long stillness
the ice recedes and we may
travel safe again
our path together, can we
try this one more time, my love?

hummm starts and stops
an early hornet
tests its wings
fragrance of plowed fields—
chirping sparrows
still feeding after dusk
budding hyacinth—
how lovely, dressed
for her first formal dance
spring forest
bare branches and blossoms
that awkward time
of spring ... everything
calling out for love
drumming rain—
geishas dance
quickly down the path
weeping cherry tree
fills the breeze with petals—
soft april shower
Denis M Garrison
April showers
what new thing will grow
this year

Denis M Garrison
in this light
such weightless

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rising spring tide
we dine alfresco—
bountiful sea

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sun-soaked earth shines back at the sky

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bright birds
gather to sing
spring ukku

Denis M Garrison
Denis M. Garrison is the editor and publisher of Modern English Tanka. He lives near Maryland's Chesapeake Bay with his wife, Deborah. A graduate in English literature, he taught creative writing for Johns Hopkins University's Free University. He has edited a number of webzines, including Simply Haiku and has led several online haiku poetry elists.

| Angelee Deodhar | Gerald England | Laryalee Fraser | Denis M Garrison | David A Giacalone | Eric Houck Jr (1) | Eric Houck Jr (2) | Eric Houck Jr (3) | J Andrew Lockhart (1) | J Andrew Lockhart (2) |Paul David Mena | Alan Summers (1) | Alan Summers (2) | Alison Williams |

The other contributors were Aurora, John Barlow, Jason Sandford Brown, Norman Darlington, Dustin aka Texas Haijin, Eric Dutton, Little Onion, Matt Morden, RedGreenBen, Sangeet, Timothy and Yansidara.

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