senryu – what season on Mars? = quelle saison sur Mars ?
what season on Mars?
just out of Curiosity
do you dig it?
quelle saison sur Mars ?
juste par Curiosity
tu le déterres ?
haiku – all seasons... what season on Mars? = toutes les saisons ... quelle saison sur Mars ?
alarmed... what’s the damn season?–
I don’t dig it
alarmé ... c’est quelle saison ? –
ça creuse sa tête
We have reached 300 pins on our PINTEREST group, Canadian haiku canadiens, since September 2018
Depuis septembre 2018 nous avons atteint 300 pins sur notre groupe PINTEREST, Canadian haiku canadiens.
Click here to visit = cliquer ici pour le visiter :
Yes, it is really true! So this means my friends and I have composed 300 haiku and senryu since September 2018.
Oui, c’est la vérité. Ça signifie alors que mes amis et moi, nous avons composé 300 haikus et senryus depuis septembre 2018.
Our PINTEREST board, Canadian haiku canadiens, now has 130 pins!
Click on the graphic for the board to go there, and join if you like.
5 more illustrations of the 4 major Japanese season kigo, fuyu = winter, haru = spring, natsu = summer and aki = autumn:
All four primary Japanese kigo for the seasons:
Why do I write so many haiku?
To put it in the simplest terms I can, because I am so deeply inspired by the astounding beauty of our country, Canada. Being Canadian, I am naturally always moved by the vastness of the natural world in Canada. But that is not all. That is why the vast majority of my haiku are, in a word, uniquely Canadian. Of course, I also write haiku about other places in the world, as well as senryu. I am prolific in haiku, simply because I love them, no matter who writes them, so long as they are beautifully composed. I also published a quarterly haiku journal, Canadian Zen Haiku canadiens, ISSN 1705-4508, from 2004-2010.
As it so happens, I have been a natural-born poet most of my adult life. I used to write hundreds of sonnets, and I even published a multi-lingual international sonnet anthology, The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes, which features some 200 sonneteers and poets from around the world.
So you see, poetry, and above all haiku, comes so naturally that it is second-nature to me.
Happy New Year 2017 in Linear B, Greek, English & French!