. . . HAIKU - Earthquake Haiku

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. WKD : Earthquake (jishin 地震)  



earthquake night -
the stars are as silent
as ever








God of earthquakes -
what does it take
to keep you quiet ?




tsunami victims -
their souls wash ashore
with every wave



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planting hope
for Fukushima -
planting sunflowers


. Monday, May 30, 2011




a tiny light
in the darkness of Japan -
first firefly

Monday, June 20, 2011



radioactive grass
on the pastures of Fukushima -
kill the horses

July 5, 2011



spreading rumors -
the good ones, the bad ones,
the unfounded ones

September 1, 2011



full moon night -
all the empty beaches
of Tohoku

September 13, 2011


There are many haiku in my daily reports,
and more in the comments to it.

. Earthquake Haiku from this BLOG  



. Shiogama town and KIGO 塩釜 .


. Invitation to a linked verse for 2012 .


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Poetic contributions to Japanese Culture

. Joys of Japan .


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桃の日の母に津波の記憶あり 
momo no hi no haha ni tsunami no kioku ari

mother still remembers
the great tsunami
on the Peach Blossom Festival


Obara Takuyo (Ohara Takuyo) 小原啄葉
source : www.bousaihaku.com

This refers to the great Sanriku Tsunami in the Meiji period, which happened on May 5, the day of the Boy's Festival, or Peach blossom Festival. The mother of the author has still memories of this event. And every year his mother would pray for the souls of the victims.
明治三陸地震津波

The 1896 Meiji-Sanriku earthquake of M 8.2 on June 15, 1896 was highly destructive, generating one of the most devastating tsunamis in Japanese history, destroying about 9,000 homes and causing at least 22,000 deaths ...
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !

(The two dates are different.)


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Japanese poets
from the NHK haiku program
. source:  maruta.be


春月や 灯ることなき震災地
shungetsu ya tomoru koto naki shinsaichi

spring moon -
there is no lamplight
in the devastated village


Ozawa Koyo (Kooyoo) 小澤光洋
Looking at a village devastated from the tsunami, the author is feeling the helplessness of human beings in this situation.

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地震過ぎて一湾の輝り蝶生る

nai sugite ichiwan no teri cho umaru

after the earthquake
the bay is glistening quietly -
a butterfly is born



Kagiwada Yuuko 鍵和田秞子
Two weeks after the earthquake.

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蝶に問う 無事に越えたか黒い波
choo ni tou buji ni koeta ka kuroi nami

I ask the butterfly:
did you cross it safely,
this black wave?


Ishida Ira 石田衣良 (1960 - )


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大揺れの地に黄水仙ぞくぞくと
ooyure no chi ni kizuisen zokuzoku to

on the badly shaken ground
yellow narcissus
one after the other


Matsumoto Keiko 松本佳子 from Miyagi





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More than a hundred poets from 40 countries have already submitted haiku and other Japanese form poetry and art for the book
"Prayer for Japan"

Origa Olga Hooper
Kankodori Press


Origa translates all haiku to Russian

tsunami victims --
their souls wash ashore
with every wave

жертвы цунами --
выбрасывают на берег души
волна за волной

source : origa.livejournal.com

. Prayer for Japan. -- Молитва о Японии.
Started March 13

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cherry trees bloom -
their petals fall like tears
upon the ravaged earth


. Lisette Root, April 21 .


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Yesterday we have a Solidarity Day for Japan.
You can see here burgomaster of Zagreb Milan Bandić and Japanese ambassador in Croatia his excellency Mr. Yohio Tamura sharing the fish to the citizens.

My haiku was as "a logo" on the poster.

Ni crni val
ne može zaustaviti
trešnjine cvjetove

. wmd.hr/portal/index-vijesti/..humanitarnu-akciju-za-japan/

Tomislav Maretić, Croatia, April 19


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haru no mizu: waters of spring

Fukushima
waters of spring!
in the hells we humans make
you too must suffer!



From Japanese Death Poems:

hito-iki ni kono ajiwai zo haru no mizu

One gulp,
a taste of nectar!
Water in the spring.


--Kimpu, trans. Yoel Hoffman

Hoffman comments:
"Water in the [season of] spring" ('haru no mizu') is a seasonal image in haiku,
yet it hints as well at 'shinimizu', the water given to a dying person."

water of spring,
good to the last drop?
Fukushima


Larry Bole


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Japan tsunami--
a floating car overtakes
a boat  


. Haiku sequence by Caleb Mutua .  
Kenya Saijiki


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Haiku in English Tsunami Special
Selected by Isamu Hashimoto

Earthquake in Japan-
its shock wave surrounded
the whole world


-- Vasile Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania)

source : Mainichi Shinbun


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博多人形一歩せり出す春の地震
Hakata ningyoo ippo seridasu haru no nai

this Hakata doll
is taking one step forward -
earthquake in spring


Kimura Mikan 木村みかん
source : www.haisi.com
100 haiku about earthquake 春の地震 : はるのなゐ

nai no kami なゐの神 god of earthquakes


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Haiku by Minami Takeshita (Nara Japan)


地震知らぬベビー誕生細き指

A baby was born
being innocent in the earthquake.
What thin fingers it has!


More haiku in Earth Language :
source : www.earthlanguage.org

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A sequence by Serge Tome

Ceux de Fukushima...
Those of Fukushima ...



image floue --
le liquidateur et sa lampe
dans la salle de contrôle

blurred image --
the liquidator and his flashlight
in the control room


Fukushima, 23 mars 2011


de l'homme
seulement le masque
dans le noir de la salle

of the man
only the mask
in the darkness


Fukushima, 23 mars 2011


salle de contrôle --
liquidateurs en tenue de couleurs
dans le noir et blanc

control room --
liquidators in white uniforms
in black and white


Fukushima, le 23 mars 2011

noir --
des hommes en tenue blanche
les pieds dans l'eau radioactive

blackness --
men in white uniforms
feet in radioactive water


1 Sievert/heure
en 30 minutes
une vie

1 Sievert/hour
in 30 minutes
a life



derrière la bâche bleue ...
ils cachent trois hommes
qui marchent encore

behind the blue canvas sheet ...
they hide three men
still walking



casque, bottes, gants --
l'homme déchiffre dans la noir
les notes d'avant

hard helmet, wellingtons, gloves --
the man decyphers in the dark
the notes of before


Fukushima, salle de contrôle d'un réacteur, 23 mars 2011.


le plafond est tombé --
dans la salle de contrôle
abandonnée

Fukushima, salle de contrôle du réacteur 1, le 23 mars 2011.

crépitements --
l'homme patauge dans l'eau
radioactive

cracklings --
the man squelchs in the water
radioactivity



beau temps --
un petit nuage blanc
sort du réacteur 3

nice weather --
a little white cloud
leaks from reactor 3


Réacteur n°3, centrale de Fukushima Daiichi, le 16 mars 2011


l'hélicoptère
puise de l'eau de mer
une fois de plus

the helicopter
pours seawater
one more time


Fukushima, le 17 mars 2011.


tablettes d'iode --
l'homme hésite
en ouvrant la caisse

iodine tablets --
the man hesitates
opening the crate


Zone de Fukushima, le 17 mars 2011.


ferrailles fumantes --
une flèche rouge indique
le réacteur

smoldering scraps --
a red arrow points out
the reactor


Fukushima 16 mars 2011

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More Haiku and Earthquake
external LINKS, in no special order


Hiruta Hidenori Sensei
and his haiku friends from AKITA


. Akita Haiku Network


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Red Dragonfly writes:
here are a few places you might want to drop by for earthquake news and art:

1. Gabi Greve’s earthquake blog, Japan — After the Big Earthquake. It’s very Gabi-like, meaning insanely comprehensive and completely fascinating.
Mostly it’s full of Japanese news reports about all the details of the earthquake/tsunami aftermath and of the ongoing nuclear disaster saga, but there are also lots of Gabi-style notes about Japanese earthquake folklore and plenty of earthquake haiku from all over the world.

tsunami
pieces of future days
wash away


— Mark Brooks

source : Red Dragonfly, Melissa

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haibun: Today We are All Japanese
March 18

As a Californian, I have often told Americans and Europeans that we feel more deeply connected to Asia than to Europe. We face west, we share an ocean, and a great many Californians trace their heritage to Asia. So much of what makes California what it is came originally from Asia, and a great deal of what makes my California comes from Japan. The tsunami touched Santa Cruz, another link in the pattern that connects California to Japan. It feels so close, that country on the other side of our ocean.

hakone garden
spring rain falls lightly
on the maples

Read it all HERE
source : Heather Madrone


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Submit Haikus inspired by Japan’s ‘sense of place’ to support Japan
All the proceeds from the sale of the art cards and the admission to the events will go towards Japanese rebuilding efforts.
source : Laurie Halsey Brown

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Ban'ya Natsuishi 夏石番矢, World Haiku Association
地震俳句集まる
Haiku for the Giant Earthquake 11 March
source : banyahaiku


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Origami-Kraniche falten, Worte verweben

Nachbeben –
ich versuche
Papierkraniche zu falten


... die Welt hält den Atem an, Schweigeminuten - rund um den Erdball, eine Woche nach den verheerenden Naturkatastrophen im Heimatland des Haiku.

Ich möchte Origami-Kraniche in Form von Haiku sammeln

Ramona Linke

source : Deutsche Haiku Gesellschaft DHG

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