D, E, F of Haiku

Hope you’re enjoying this ride through the haiku alphabet – if you feel inspired to make your own alphabet, please share the link in the Comments section.

D

初夢や金も拾はず死にもせず
hatsu-yume ya kane mo hirowazu shini mo sezu

first dream of the year
not finding money on the road
not dying either

Natsume Soseki  (1867-1916), tr Susumu Takiguchi

 

debate night
one dog barks
then another

Bill Cooper, A Hundred Gourds 5.2, 2016

 

E

the everywhere
of wild carrot
wayside moon

Michele Root-Bernstein, The Heron’s Nest 19.1, 2017

carrot

 

glowing embers
I start my story
from the end

Debbi Antebi, Presence 60, 2018

 

F

forsythia –
misspelled twice in the poet’s
yellowed notes

Ron Evans, Haiku Odyssey blog, 2014

 

clearing storm
a ewe flicks a fly
from her ear

Pamela Brown, Presence 52, 2015