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Leading Lives with Purpose through Reading and Writing Haiku & Senryu

Thank you very much to Charlotte Digregorio for inviting me on her blog for this interesting project.

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

I recently asked one question of haikuists and senryuists worldwide. I contacted the newsletter editors of the Haiku Society of America and Haiku Canada to post a notice about the question; I posted the notice on my blog that has haiku and senryu followers from sixty-one countries; and the notice appeared on my Facebook and Twitter pages.

It’s not really a simple question:

“How does reading and writing haiku or senryu motivate you to live a purposeful life?”

I’d asked the respondents to be brief, writing a maximum of three sentences, and that they be specific using examples, rather than write in generalities.

The question yielded 57 responses (of which I ran 52). Some respondents had difficulty focusing on the question, and ultimately didn’t wish to revise their statements. Responses came from 16 countries. As expected, while there were many commonalities in the themes of responses, all poets had their…

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Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in Senza categoria

re:virals 356 on The Haiku Foundation website

How beautiful comments I received in re:virals 356, on the Haiku Foundation website about this haiku:

after the storm
I would like to be a leaf
for a while

— Eufemia Griffo
Failed Haiku vol 7 issue 77, April 2022

Thank you very much to Amoolya Kamalnath for proposing this one, and Keith Evetts to publishing it.
I am deeply greteful to Amoolya for having introduced my haiku, and Lakshmi Iyer, Joshua Gage, Radhamani Sarma, Rupa Anand, Matt Cariello, Amanda White for their amazing comments.
Thank you Keith for your kind e mail and your consideration.
Grazie mille! 😃
Please, check on the link below to reading all beautiful comments.
https://thehaikufoundation.org/revirals-356/#comment-142936

How beautiful comments I received in re:virals 356, on the Haiku Foundation website about this haiku:

Please, check on the link below to reading all beautiful comments.

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in re:virals THF, Senza categoria

Blithe Spirit, Vol. 32.1

Really grateful to Caroline Skanne to including this couple of my haiku in the latest issue of Blithe Spirit. Congratulations to all poets featured in this stunning collection!

raging wind
the last leaves fly
skyward
*
hospice garden
a snowflake
in her white hair
*
vento furioso
le ultime foglie volano
verso il cielo
*
giardino dell’ospizio
un fiocco di neve
tra i suoi capelli bianchi
°
Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in Blithe Spirit

Asahi Haikuist Network

One haiku of mine appears in the latest edition of Asahi Haikuist Network, edited by David McMurray. Grateful to be here!


the end of the year
a nightingale changes
its direction
Eufemia Griffo
https://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/14569670

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray

Daily Haiku Special: March 21, 2022 in Charlotte Digregorio’s blog


Four haiku of mine appear in Charlotte Digregorio’s blog. My deepest gratitude for this. Please, follow her lovely blog.
http://www.charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com/

basil blossoms
a door closes
behind me
Seashores, November 2021
*
vigil prayers
a hummingbird disappears
in the sunlight
BHS Members’ Anthology, 2021
*
year of the Tiger
every day
I never lived
First Prize
Caribbean Kigo Kukai, February 2022
*
winter constellations
a tiny star shines more
than the others
Esuj-H, the Speaking Union of Japan, January 2022
by Eufemia Griffo (Italy)

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in Charlotte Digregorio

Haiku Dialogue: guest editor Marietta McGregor

Delighted to have my haiku featured in the “haiku dialogue” THF – April, 6 2022.Grateful to guest editor Marietta McGregor for including my ku in “Haiku Dialogue”. This week’s theme: Finding peace and contemplation, in quiet spaces, from crowds.

high mountain
breathing in the scent
of the snow

alta montagna
respirando il profumo
della neve
Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in Haiku dialogue

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray

white tiger
its paws
faster than the wind

Eufemia Griffo

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14607939

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray

Asahi Haikuist network”, by di David McMurray

Due miei haiku
appaiono nell’ultima rubrica di “Asahi Haikuist network”, a cura di David McMurray. “Pilmigrinage” è stato commentato dall’editore. “Tigre bianca” (la seconda poesia) è collegata a molti elementi spirituali.

temple ruins
a pilgrim’s whispered prayer
sculpted in the rock

rovine del tempio
la preghiera sussurrata di un pellegrino
scolpita nella roccia

(In Milan, Italy, Eufemia Griffo alluded to the belief that following his crucifixion Jesus Christ was buried in a rock cave, named the garden tomb by Protestant worshippers. L’haikuista ha osservato il Venerdì Santo. A Milano, in Italia, Eufemia Griffo ha alluso alla credenza che dopo la sua crocifissione, Gesù Cristo fosse stato sepolto in una grotta rocciosa. Commento di D. McMurray)

white tiger
a thousand prayers
become one

tigre bianca
mille preghiere
diventano una
https://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/special/haiku/

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray

A several collection of my haiku and senryu in “Lumachine”, issue 41, march 2022

“Le Lumachine”, il periodico diretto da Stefano d’Andrea, è diventato un appuntamento molto atteso e assai piacevole. Ringrazio Stefano per avere realizzato il numero 41marzo 2022, una collezione ricchissima che vi invito a sfogliare, gustare, leggere e rileggere. Questo numero è dedicato alla sottoscritta, Eufemia Griffo.
Ringrazio sentitamente Stefano d’Andrea per questo numero a me dedicato, Eros Dani per la grafica, Claudia Roffeni, autrice della fotografia a pagina quattro.

Per il download cliccare sul link qua sotto:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1axg40MyXXebkdO2dh9C1vJcYnQwyxHuA/view?usp=sharing


Buona lettura a tutti!

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in Le lumachine

Failed Haiku, issue 77, vol. 7

Delighted to be part of Failed Haiku Issue 77, Vol. 7, with three poems of mine, along so many poets friends. Thank you very much to the editor Kelly Sauvage Moyer for this GREAT work.


drops of henna
she writes farewell words
in a refugee tent

*
after the storm
I would like to be a leaf
for a while

*
house for sale
the first blooming
of rosebush

*

Italian traslation


gocce di henné
lei scrive parole d’addio
in una tenda per profughi

*
dopo la tempesta
vorrei essere una foglia
per un un momento

*
casa in vendita
la prima fioritura
del roseto


Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku

Seashores, an international journal to share the Spirit of haiku” print issue edition, Avril 2022

Really happy to appear with two poems of mine in “Seashore, an international journal to share the Spirit of haiku” print issue edition. Thank you to Gilles Fabres Haiku Spirit for this refined work.🙏
hospice garden
the birch tree still laden
with snow
*
icy moon
a crow sits
silently
Eufemia Griffo

World Haiku Series (77)

I am really grateful to Mr. Hidenori Hiruta to sharing ten poems of mine, translated into Japanese, in “World Haiku Series 2021 (77). There are four photos of mine too, and and my short biography. Please, check the link below:
https://akitahaiku.com/2022/05/10/
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empty shells
forgotten names
on the shore
(honorable mention, MHP Academy – Quickie Writing Challenge, June 2018)

か ら の 貝
忘 れ ら れ た 名 前
海岸 に
*

fallen leaves
the lost time
of another life
(first prize of World haiku review, Pune 1-3 February 2019)

落 ち 葉
別 の 人生 の
失 わ れ た 時間
*
spicy tea
the first smell
of winter
(Runner up, Blithe Spirit, 49.1 March, 2019)

.香 ば し い お 茶
冬 の
最初 の 匂 い

white butterflies
thinking about
everything I lost
(third prize of the Eight Edition of The Haiku Contest Sharpening The green pencil, March 2019)

モ ン シ ロ チ ョ ウ
考 え て い る
私 が 失 っ た も の ​​す べ て に つ い て
*
first day of spring
this longing to be
to butterfly
(Cattails, Apr. 2020)

立春
こ の 憧 れ
蝶 に な る
*
castle ruins
forget-me-nots
among the old stones
(Frogpond, 43.2, 2020)

城 跡
勿忘 草
古 い 石 の 間
*
deafening silence
the snow too falls
without a sound
(Third place, Shintai haiku category, World haiku review, Autumn 2020)

耳 が 聞 こ え な く な っ た よ う な 静寂
雪 も 降 る
音 を 立 て な い で
*
breezy morning
the scent of laundry
in the sun
(Blithe Spirit, 31.3, October 2021)

さ わ や か な 朝
洗濯 物 の 香 り
日 向 に
*
evening stillness
white butterflies
in my dreams
(13th Yamadera Basho contest, 2021)

夕 方 の 静 け さ
モ ン シ ロ チ ョ ウ が
私 の 夢 の 中 に
*
vigil prayers
a hummingbird disappears
in the sunlight
(Temple, anthology of The British Haiku Society, December 2021)

徹夜 の 祈 り
.ハ チ ド リ が 消 え る
日光 の

Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta
Photos presented by Ms. Eufemia Griffo

Cattails, April 2022

Really grateful to have one haiku of mine in the latest issue of Cattails. Thank you very much to Geethanjali Rajan, editor of haiku section, for this lovely selection.

wind shift
the scent of rosemary
from an open window
Eufemia Griffo

Fai clic per accedere a cattails221.pdf

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in Cattails

Charlotte Digregorio’s blog

Mentre sono a Venezia, ricevo la bella notizia che quattro miei haiku sono pubblicati sul blog di Charlotte Digregorio. Sono molto grata a Charlotte per averli pubblicati ancora una volta. Seguite il suo bellissimo blog, al link qua sotto.


http://www.charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com


Grazie 🙏 di cuore!


first love letter
the flames in the fireplace
still burn
by Eufemia Griffo (Italy)
Blithe Spirit, 28.2, 2018

*
harvest moon
crows gather
on an abandoned house
by Eufemia Griffo (Italy)

*
Seashores, No. 6, 2021
harvest moon
the last sparkle
of summer grass
by Eufemia Griffo (Italy)
Chrysanthemum, #26, 2019

*
new buds
I learn to forgive
myself
by Eufemia Griffo (Italy)
Hedgerow, #126, 2019

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in Charlotte Digregorio

Presence” #72, edited by Ian Storr.

Very pleased to appear with this haiku of mine, in the latest issue of “Presence” #72, edited by Ian Storr:


first day of the year
my son’s shoes
a little tighter

Eufemia Griffo

Failed Haiku

In Failed haiku of June, appear three senryu of mine. I am grateful to Pippa Philips, the guest editor, and the entire team of this lovely issue to sharing my work.


blueberry stains
counting the mistakes
on a white tablecloth
(already published in Otata, August 2017)
*
ripe persimmons
my father hums
his last song
*
loneliness
potato peels
on the kitchen floor
*
Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2022 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku