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New Year's 2011 Haiku / Haiga Festival
 

 
The Sketchbook Poets Send New Year's Haiku Festival Greetings

Karin Anderson, AU; Danica Bartulović; John Daleiden, US; Gary Gatch, US; Judi and Don Hall, CA;
Cara Holman, US; Elizabeth Howard, US; Munia Khan, BD; John Kinory, England; Dubravko Korbus,
CR; Lavana Kray, RO; Tonka Lovric, CR; Catherine J. S. Lee, US; Chen-ou Liu, CA; Sandra Martyres, IN; Malvina Mileta, CR; Ljudmila Milena Mršić, CR; Karen O'Leary, US; Shanna Baldwin Moore, US; Tomislav Maretić, CR;
Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO;
Christina Nguyen, US; P K Padhy, IN; Stella Pierides, DE / UK;
Marija Pogorilić CR; Jane & Werner Reichhold, US; Emily Romano, US;  Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR;
Stjepan Rozic, CR;
Frances Shaffi, US; Radhey Shiam, IN; Iolanda Scripca, US; Keith A. Simmonds,
TT; Vania Stefanova, BG; Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO; Rachel Sutcliffe, UK; Sunil Uniyal, IN; Neal Whitman, US; Yamadori, US

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,
39,40,41,

Bangladesh, Canada, Croatia, Germany, India, Romania, Trinidad and Tabogo, United Kingdom
 (England), United States

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,

 


Stjepan Rozic, CR
 

 

Christina Nguyen, US

silent snowfall
touching the blank page
on January 1

John Daleiden, US

New Year's sun rise
with this dawn a blank page
in a unique book...

Tonka Lovric, CR

New Year—
the same tree and
new ornaments

Munia Khan, BD

another year to sing
the next songs of your heart
A joyful new year

 




Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO
 

 

New Years Haiku Festival

Marija Pogorilić CR
 

New Year morning
a firecracker jumps
over the fence

the first dawn

a rooster crowing
repeatedly

New Year's Eve
our neighbours
at the front door

in the middle of
New Year's Eve

a crying infant

 



 

 

Wishing you all the very best in 2012

Jane & Werner Reichhold, US

 

light enters the ocean and arches back up
in the colors of a circle partially hidden or
a tree that bends down sweeping and swaying
luminous leaves of red, green, yellow, and purple
that drizzle patches of splendor upon the scene
since it is already in the playground
of my mind as swings and slides
the glory of broken rays and music
that hasn’t yet been on fingers*


coming forward
the year in the mirror
takes on a face

the weight of night releases itself
shy, migratory, artless

a morning of no spider juice
running on overtime – five thirty

east still carries a horizontal
red wound left from a fading fog bank

acceptance of her smile when we slice
into the crust of our breakfast bread

the expression on her teeth signals
a certain white like corn home in rows

our window front, Dutch screened
adjoining a spin of minds, axis to axis**

 

*Jane’s from page 63
**Werner’s from page 26
Film of Words, 2009

 


Don and Judi Hall, CA
 

 

Neal Whitman, US

New Year confetti
the dust buster does not help
my head stop pounding

Danica Bartulović

much happiness and joy—
they are dancing
the first snowflakes

Munia Khan, BD

the old sun sets
leaving mixed emotions—
last twilight

Tonka Lovric, CR

New Year—
a same gift from
the same person

 

Emily Romano, US

snow-covered world;
a cardinal brings color
on New Year's Day

Ljudmila Milena Mršić, CR

New Year's Eve
fireworks tremble
in his shiny eye

 


Stjepan Rozic, CR
 

 

Danica Bartulović

fireworks
above the town – children
throwing firecrackers

Karen O'Leary, US

a diamond sparkles
on her left ring finger
Happy New Year!

Tonka Lovric, CR

the shooting star
with a burnt light bulb
this year, too

Munia Khan, BD

her sparkling blue eyes
on New Year’s Eve night!
in quest of new dreams

Dubravko Korbus, CR

New Year's Day
wishes faraway
like a rainbow

Stjepan Rozic, CR

dullness sparkles
at the New Year's party—
the rich and mighty

 


Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR
 

 

Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

distant fireworks—
he skims stones
across the lake

Danica Bartulović

as the year starts
gaze at the eyes of the star
—you’ll know thy way

Munia Khan, BD

The final countdown—
meet the next year
just one minute away!

Tonka Lovric, CR

New Year's Day
new residents move into
a home for the elderly

Frances Shaffi, US

every New Year is new born
wears into good fit
and not yet old come the end

Malvina Mileta, CR

New Year's greeting card
without an address—
mailman in wonder

 

 

Vania Stefanova, BG

a handwriting
on fresh snow:
Happy New Year!

Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

fireworks—
the Earth sneezing
each New Year’s Eve

Chen-ou Liu, CA

fans camp outside
for my poetry reading...
New Year's dream

Munia Khan, BD

I stand in hope
between the moments
of today and tomorrow

Malvina Mileta, CR

by strokes
a tramp wishing a Happy New Year
to his dog

Yamadori, US

on our table
a dried persimmon bouquet—
prayers for the New Year

 


Shanna Badwin Moore, US
 

 

Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

a shooting star—
wishing wit without woe
to the year of dragon

Chen-ou Liu, CA

New Year
a dewdrop holding
the morning sun

Munia Khan, BD

he’ll come at midnight
to celebrate his new love
A new year lover!

Iolanda Scripca, US

New Calendar On
Bubbles and snowflakes' glitter
We are kids again

Cara Holman, US

a fresh layer
of frost on the lawn...
New Year’s resolutions

Malvina Mileta, CR

cold wind
granny knits a shawl
for the New Year

 

Richard Benhardt, US
 

 

Malvina Mileta, CR

New Year's morning
on granny's wall
the month of August

Munia Khan, BD

he’ll come at midnight
to celebrate his new love
A new year lover!

Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

growing old
in an ever-changing world—
New Year's clouds

Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

Published on my blog

Radhey Shiam, IN

a New Year sun rise
hymn echoes
the temple court yard

Tomislav Maretić, CR

the first streetcar—
passengers wish each other
a Happy New Year

P K Padhy, IN

new sun
the kigo of
haiku 2012

 

 

Radhey Shiam, IN

New Years’ dawn
shower of pearls
free gift to the meadow

Malvina Mileta, CR

the last night
moon in the window pane
licking its mouth

P K Padhy, IN

The New Year
earth celebrates with
morning sun

 

Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

stove fire lights
on New Year's Eve—
shadows until dawn

Published in Asahi Shimbun

Stella Pierides, DE / UK

sunlight on the seeds
of halved papaya
New Year

Karin Anderson, AU

Precious New Year
twinkles of friends’
champagne kisses

 


 Irena Szewczyk , PL
 

 

Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

New Year's Day—
sunlight sparkling
over the glasses

Published on my blog

Stella Pierides, DE / UK

New Year’s Eve
stepping in the same river
twice

Sandra Martyres, IN

the curtain rises
to usher in fresh tidings
a new year is born

Karin Anderson, AU

from a cyber space poet
a fresh calendar gift
reverse seasons

P K Padhy, IN

we catch the light
from the distance stars
in deep darkness
the New Year candle brightens
to erase our age old blindness

Keith A. Simmonds, TT

dark clouds dispersing
far beyond the mountain top ...
scintillating dawn

 

 

Stella Pierides, DE / UK

New Year—
wild geese call to us
again

Karin Anderson, AU

midnight clock tolls
to Auld Lang Syne
lyrical Robert Burns

Sandra Martyres, IN

a burst of fireworks
last year's problems forgotten
happy new year

P K Padhy, India

New Year night—
wonder! the celebration
of Big Bang theory

John Kinory, England

my daughter’s cheeks
flushed
against the driving snow

Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the old year bows out
as the new one waltzes in...
lofty dreams and hopes

 


fireworks Pictures, Images and Photos

Wishing Sketchbook      a joyful season      Year of the Dragon

~Haiku by Yamadori, US                                                                          ~Graphic by tonton21_2010  on Photobucket

 

 

Rachel Sutcliffe, UK

after midnight
a new year
with old friends

Gary Gatch, US

an old old friend
day before before new years
on his morning walk

 

Gheorghe Postelnicu Stops, RO

snowman and the kid—
a red candle as a nose
to prevent whimpering

 


Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR
 

 

Sandra Martyres, IN

with the last sunset
annus horribilis ends
happy new year

John Kinory, England

posting the cards . . .
almost enough snow
for a snowman

Sunil Uniyal, IN

New Year dawn—
sparrows breaking dew pearls
on the lawn

Elizabeth Howard, US

may the new year
be paperwhites unfolding
from a crystal vase

 

 

 

John Daleiden, US

bonfire smoke—
the decorations burning
after New Years

 

 

 
 

 

 


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