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Asahi Haikuist Network – December, 1   4 comments

One poem of mine appears in Asahi Haikuist Network, December 1 edited by David McMurray.

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Ophelia’s hair
stealing the colors
of a Bordeaux wine
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Eufemia Griffo

Inspired by the picture of Waterhouse’s versions of Ophelia.

http://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/AJ201712010004.html

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Asahi Haikuist Network, September 30   Leave a comment

castle

castle ruins . ..
walking on their memories
ancestors

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Eufemia Griffo

(picture from Pinterest)

My poem ” absinthe glass”, in the second place in Asahi Haikuist Network edited by David McMurray   1 comment

Today my poem ” absinthe glass” is in the second place in Asahi Haikuist Network edited by David McMurray.
I’m very delighted to appear once again in this amazing column.

absinthe glass
the souls of poets lost
in a green river

–Eufemia Griffo (Settimo Milanese, Italy)

http://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/AJ201711170001.html

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About absinthe…

The legacy of absinthe as a mysterious, addictive, and mind-altering drink continues to this day. Absinthe has played a notable role in the fine art movements of Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Surrealism, Modernism, Cubism and in the corresponding literary movements. The legendary drink has more recently appeared in movies, video, television, music, and contemporary literature. The modern absinthe revival has had a notable effect on its portrayal. It is often shown as an unnaturally glowing green liquid.

Oscar Wilde wrote:

“What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?”. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”

There is a beautiful scene of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” movie in which the vampire tells to Mina: “Absinthe is the aphrodisiac of the self. The green fairy who lives in the absinthe wants your soul. But you are safe with me. “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhFFOsikyQ0

 

Pubblicato 18 novembre 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray, senryu

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray – September, 29   Leave a comment

cup

afternoon tea
drinking from the Victorian cup
of an old aunt

 

tè del pomeriggio
bevendo dalla tazza vittoriana
di una vecchia zia

~

Eufemia Griffo

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog   Leave a comment

 

Very glad to appear once again in Charlotte Digregorio‘s Writer’s blog, with one haiku of mine, already published in #Asahi Haikuist Network. Please read her interesting blog, a precious collection of excellent poetry. Dear Charlotte Digregorio, thank you so much for this great honor

https://charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com/

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Asahi haikuist network edited by David McMurray, October 20   1 comment

mom

chrysanthemum blooms . ..
the day I became
mother

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Eufemia Griffo

( Eufemia Griffo remembers the day she gave birth in Settimo Milanese, Italy). Comment by David McMurray

http://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/AJ201710200004.html

St. Lorenzo’s night is the top poem in Asahi Haikuist Network “From the Notebook” and I’ve two poems too in the amazing David McMurray’s column.   Leave a comment

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Today, St. Lorenzo’s night is the top poem in Asahi Haikuist Network
“From the Notebook”. I’ve another two poems too, featured in the amazing David McMurray’s column.

FROM THE NOTEBOOK
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St. Lorenzo’s night . ..
the day
of our farewell
–Eufemia Griffo (Settimo Milanese, Italy)

castle ruins . ..
walking on their memories
ancestors

afternoon tea
drinking from the Victorian cup
of an old aunt

~
Eufemia Griffo

http://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/AJ201709290011.html

Amulet, un mio haiku pubblicato in prima posizione su Asahi Haikuist Network del 15 Settembre   Leave a comment

sioux

Amulet . . .
an old Sioux prayer
circles his son’s neck

Ocarina, un mio haiku appare in Asahi Haikuist Network, September 15   Leave a comment

ocarina

ocarina. ..
the same sound
of a summer wind

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Eufemia Griffo 

Milanese poet Eufemia Griffo plays an ancient terracotta wind instrument. Egg-like in shape with a mouthpiece and finger holes, ocarina performances by Japanese musicians are popular overseas (comment by David McMurray)

 

Picture from the anime “Captain Harlock” . In this image there are Harlock with the little Mayu, Tochiro’s daughter. I’ve loved very much this anime of my childhood ❤

Asahi Haikuist Network, September 15   Leave a comment

Today, I’ve two poems in Asahi Haikuist Network edited by professor David McMurray and my haiku “Amulet” is at the top of today’s Asahi. No. 1. I’m very very delighted!

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Amulet . . .
an old Sioux prayer
circles his son’s neck

–Eufemia Griffo (Settimo Milanese, Italy)

 

ocarina. ..
the same sound
of a summer wind

Milanese poet Eufemia Griffo plays an ancient terracotta wind instrument. Egg-like in shape with a mouthpiece and finger holes, ocarina performances by Japanese musicians are popular overseas (comment by David McMurray)

Last night of Pompeii, my poem in Asahi Haikuist Network – August, 18 (with Professor David McMurray’s comment)   Leave a comment

 

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last night of Pompeii…
a black sun
darkens the stars
~
Eufemia Griffo Asahi Shimbun August, 18 – Ph. by Ausilia Bozzaotre

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Italian poet Eufemia Griffo was inspired by poetry penned by the Roman administrator Pliny the Younger in the year 79 on a date corresponding to August 24.

(by David McMurray)

 

David McMurray has been writing the Asahi Haikuist Network column since April 1995, first for the Asahi Evening News. He is also the editor of OUTREACH, a bi-monthly column featuring international teachers in The Language Teacher of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT).

McMurray is professor of intercultural studies at The International University of Kagoshima where he lectures on international haiku. At the Graduate School he supervises students who research haiku. He is a correspondent school teacher of Haiku in English for the Asahi Culture Center in Tokyo.

McMurray judges haiku contests organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asahi Culture Center, Matsuyama City, and Seinan Jo Gakuin University.

McMurray’s books include: “Canada Project in Kyushu” Vol. 1 (2006) – Vol. 7 (2011), Pukeko: Fukuoka; “Haiku in English as a Japanese Language” (2003), Pukeko: Kitakyushu; and “Hospital Departmental Operations–A Guide for Trustees and Managers,” Canadian Hospital Association: Ottawa, Canada.

 

Gamma Orionis … appare sulla colonna di ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK del professore David McMurray, con un suo commento   Leave a comment

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(image from google)

Gamma Orionis . ..

a blue star crosses

the July sky

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Eufemia Griffo

The exact equivalent of the traditional seventh day of the seventh month in the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, but it usually occurs in August. In many communities, however, tanabata celebrants steadfastly adhere to the auspicious pair of sevens date. Milanese poet Eufemia Griffo eyes Bellatrix, the third brightest star in the Orion constellation. The blue star forms the giant’s shoulder and its Latin name means a female warrior.

(Professor David McMurray, ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK – July 7)

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201707070005.html

Scugnizzi, appare in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK di David McMurray   Leave a comment

Eufemia Griffo intertwines English with the Neapolitan and Italian word for street urchins (Asahi Haikuists, 5 May th)

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(Foto di © Piergiorgio Branzi, tutti i diritti riservati)

Scugnizzi . ..*
the little hands beg
for candy

scugnizzi*
le piccole mani elemosinano
solo caramelle

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Eufemia Griffo

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK May 5th

*Neapolitan and Italian word for street urchins

*Parola napoletana per indicare i monelli di strada

Un mio haiku appare in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK di David McMurray.   Leave a comment

sunset

reti vuote
il figlio del pescatore
attende il tramonto

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Eufemia Griffo

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201705050005.html