Global Haiku Festival
Haiku Society of America

Millikin University
Dr. Randy Brooks




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Global Haiku Festival

April 14-16, 2000
Decatur, Illinois

Speaker Haiku Samples

Even snow falls warm
upon the youth, when at night
he comes from his love.

-- Horst Ludwig

Auch der Schnee fällt warm
auf den Jüngling, wenn er nachts
von der Liebsten kommt.

-- Horst Ludwig

cumulus clouds- -
watching the catheter
for the next drip

--David Cobb

daffodil morning--
looking for something
very blue to wear

--David Cobb

For three hundred years
blue black blue black
New York

--Ban'ya Natsuishi

Wreaking havoc
in the house
a swallow's wet wings

--Ban'ya Natsuishi

calm evening
the ballgame play-by-play
across the water

--Jim Kacian

rocking
back and forth
the conversation

--Jim Kacian

under the gift
of moonlit Mt. Fuji
a village asleep

--Yoshiko Yoshino

I lay down my cane
and rest . . .
a rainy-season

--Yoshiko Yoshino

funeral procession . . .
snowflakes blowing
into the headlights

--Randy Brooks

two lines in the water
not a word
between father and son

--Randy Brooks

empty park--
a cup full of acorns
left in the sandbox

--Ikyuo Yoshimura

buying a diary--
it's a red-colored picture
by Georgia O'keefe

--Ikyuo Yoshimura

nobody on the street
stray dog stops to bite
its wagging tail

--George Swede

passport check
my shadow waits
across the border

--George Swede

marble nude--
heat of the afternoon
still in her shoulder

--Lee Gurga

first day of winter--
a tuba concerto
as the sun rises

--Lee Gurga

Venus at dusk--
a thin slice of lemon
in my water glass

--Emiko Miyashita

haystacks--
nothing else but
the blue sky

--Emiko Miyashita

a long look
at winter stars . . .
someone else's wife

--John Stevenson

Christmas Day
the exchange
of custody

--John Stevenson

silent night town--
lights and the desk clerk's
cheery smile

--William J. Higginson

the poets talking
the horse swishing her tail--
lingering heat

--William J. Higginson

milkweed fluff in the air
the sleepy
lions

--David Lanoue

the old priest dines
his wine
just wine

--David Lanoue

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