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Failed Haiku, October 2020

 

 

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old quilt
the embroidered wings
of a butterfly

moon glow
I write I love you
in a folded paper

scattered leaves
what’s left
along the path

wave after wave
she whispers an old secret
to the sea

Eufemia Griffo

vecchia trapunta
le ali ricamate
di una farfalla

bagliore della luna
scrivo ti amo
in una carta ripiegata

foglie sparse
quello che è rimasto
lungo il cammino

onda dopo onda
lei sussurra al mare
un vecchio segreto

Eufemia Griffo


https://failedhaiku.com/2020/09/30/issue-58-is-up/

Pubblicato 2 novembre 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku

failed haiku A Journal of English Senryu Volume 5, Issue 55, July 2020

failed haiku A Journal of English Senryu Volume 5, Issue 55 (Personal Best) includes one poem of mine, too.
Thank you to Michael Rehling for another lovely collection.

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scent of primroses
learning what
we unknew

 

Eufemia Griffo

[http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue55.pdf](http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue55.pdf)

Pubblicato 3 agosto 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, pubblicazioni internazionali

Failed Haiku “Back from the Dead” , issue 53 volume 5

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“Back from the Dead” , issue 53 volume 5 ( May 2020) of Failed Haiku, edited by Michael Rehling, is now online. Thank you so much to Mike for this lovely collection. These are my three poems:

prayer time
the distant chant
of birds

lockdown
filling our silence
new silence

quarantine time
imagining the shape
first leaves

tempo di preghiera
il canto distante
degli uccelli


lockdown
riempiendo il nostro silenzio
con un nuovo silenzio

tempo di quarantena
immaginando la forma
delle prime foglie

 

Eufemia Griffo

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue53.pdf

Failed Haiku, June 2020

Grateful to have three senryu of mine in Failed Failed haiku selected by Poetess Praniti Guliani, the guest editor for June edition. The theme for this month is “pauses”. Thank you to Michael Rehling for his awesome journal!!!

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monastery isolation
the echo of mantras
carried by the wind

ceasefire
the distant echo
of a lullaby

self-isolation
the same loneliness
behind the masks

 

monastero in isolamento
l’eco dei mantra
portati dal vento

cessate il fuoco
l’eco distante
di una ninna nanna

auto-isolamento
dietro le maschere
la stessa solitudine

Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 27 giugno 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, pubblicazioni internazionali

white canvas, one senryu of mine commented by Mike Rheling

Facebook reminds me this senryu, appeared in Failed Haiku April 2019 with a comment by Michael Rehling.

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white canvas
dipping the black ink
into my dreams

Eufemia Griffo

Only writers love black and white more than ink
drawings. I did not see a ‘canvas’ but a metaphor for
blank pages. If you want your dreams to really last
you write them down. Don’t you do that? I do. I see
the whole poem as a skillfully disguised metaphor for
the process behind this very poem. I fell in love with
this one truly. It might be the poet in me, don’t you
think?
(Michael Rehling)

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Pubblicato 28 aprile 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, Senza categoria

The Absence of water ( Failed haiku, Jan. 2020).

The Absence of water ( Failed haiku, Jan. 2020).
An awesome project edited by Michael Rehling. Honoured to be part alongside these brilliant poets with one poem of mine.
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heat wave
only a handful of rice
in the empty bowl

Eufemia Griffo

nagging thirst
as if a cool spring
would burst forth

Hansha Teki

prolonged drought
the red cloud kelpie
turns to dust

Cynthia Rowe

late proposal
the champagne bottle
unopened

Radostina A. Dragostinova

camping
the smell of
too much deodorant

Elizabeth Crocket

dried-up cornfields …
dad’s weather-beaten face
looks defiant

Natalia Kuznetsova

darkening clouds deep in the frog’s croak not a doubt

Kala Ramesh

dustbathing crow
flying deeper
into the drought

Brent Goodman

winter wind
singing an ave
for a lost friend

Steve Hodge

desert mirage…
wish the glistens of sands
could sate his thirst

Munia Khan

the trickle
of this childhood creek
Earth Day

Chen-ou Liu

pre-op
watering the plants
as if it’s an emergency

Kath Abela Wilson

the farmer’s
milkless cow
grazes on weeds

Carole Raisfeld

summer drought
a thunderstorm
in the produce section

Terri French

muted trumpet . . .
learning to be
what you want me to be

Corine Timmer

in all the world
one tree
bearing an apple –
even I, an atheist
would have to think twice

Michael H. Lester

barren field
the bowed head
of a scarecrow

Adjei Agyei-Baa

stranded . . .
boat sails paint
the Milky Way

Don Baird

all day hike
ocean fossils
at the summit

Bryan Rickert

what’s left
from the water bottle —
the thirst in the stray’s eyes

Madhuri Pillai

old flowers
dry in a vase…
rejection letter

Agnes Eva Savich

the fawn
the forest
the fire

Roberta Beach Jacobson

bloodwood moon
a starving dingo paces
the rain shadow

Ron C. Moss

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Pubblicato 28 aprile 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, Senza categoria

Failed Haiku, March 2020

Failed Vol. 5, Issue 5, one of the most beautiful haiku journals edited by Michael Rehling, is up! Delighted to be part here once again with two poems of mine.

 

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chilly twilight
looking for you
inside me

singing bowl
the muffled sound
of the first snow

freddo crepuscolo
cercandoti
dentro di me

campana tibetana
il suono ovattato
della prima neve
~~~
Eufemia Griffo

https://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue51.pdf

Pubblicato 30 marzo 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, Senza categoria

Failed Haiku, Jan. 2020

Really pleased to have four poems of mine in the latest issue of Failed haiku January 2020 alongside many poets. There is a poem about “absence of water” too, together with other poems on the same theme written by poets from all over the world. Thank you Michael Rehling for this great work!🙏 Congratulations everyone!

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heat wave
only a handful of rice
in the empty bowl

sign language
the children’s words
light as snow

logbook
the first snow
on the last page

childhood memories
my child intertwines his hands
with mine

ondata di caldo
solo una manciata di riso
nella ciotola vuota

linguaggio dei segni
le parole dei bambini
leggere come la neve

giornale di bordo
la prima neve
nell’ultima pagina

ricordi d’infanzia
mio figlio intreccia le sue mani
con le mie

~
Eufemia Griffo Failed Haiku Vol. 5 issue 49

Pubblicato 25 gennaio 2020 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, pubblicazioni internazionali

Failed Haiku Issue 45

Delighted to be part of Failed Haiku Issue 45, along with so many poets friends. Thank you very much to the editor, Michael Rehling.

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empty church
a trail of incense
still ascends to the sky

solar eclipse
bouncing shadows
from dark to light
~
Eufemia Griffo

 

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Failed haiku, July 2019

 

My three poems featured in Failed haiku, a Journal of English Senryu, Volume 4, Issue 43 edited by Michael Rehling. Grateful and honoured for this publication. 🙏

after chemotherapy
in the hospital room
his sweet smile
(to p.)

dopo la chemioterapia
nella stanza d’ospedale
il suo dolce sorriso
(per p.)

love knots
my mother’s hands
intertwined to mine

nodi d’amore
le mani di mia madre
intrecciate alle mie

mantra meditation
my thoughts lost
among my thoughts

meditazione del mantra
i miei pensieri persi
tra i miei pensieri

Eufemia Griffo – Failed Haiku Issue 43, July 2019

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Pubblicato 31 luglio 2019 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku

Eufemia Griffo – Failed haiku July 2019

Failed Haiku, July 2019

Memorie di una Geisha, multiblog internazionale di HAIKU di ispirazione giapponese

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after chemotherapy
in the hospital room
his sweet smile

dopo la chemioterapia
nella stanza d’ospedale
il suo dolce sorriso

love knots
my mother’s hands
intertwined to mine

nodi d’amore
le mani di mia madre
intrecciate alle mie

mantra meditation
my thoughts lost
among my thoughts

meditazione del mantra
i miei pensieri persi
tra i miei pensieri

Eufemia Griffo 

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Pubblicato 10 luglio 2019 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, Senza categoria

Remembering Rachel

Failed Haiku Feb. 2019 edited by Michael Rehling.
Five poems of mine published in this lovely issue, including three haiku in memory of Rachel Sutcliffe. Thank you so much Mike🙏 and congratulations everyone.

To Rachel Sutcliffe

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small poems
the way our lives
intertwined

twinkle of stars
your new path 
brighter

sunrise…
this empty day
without your words
~
Other

charcoal drawing
the first flight
of a black swan

melting ice
the last sidereal touch 
of winter 
~
Eufemia Griffo

https://failedhaiku.com/2019/02/01/issue-38-is-now-up/

Pubblicato 23 aprile 2019 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, Senza categoria

Failed Haiku, April. Retrospective Issue

Issue 40 of Failed Haiku (Retrospective Issue) is UP!
Thank you so much Michael Rehling for including one senryu of mine with his comment in this great journal.

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white canvas
dipping the black ink
into my dreams
~
Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 23 aprile 2019 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, Senza categoria

Failed Haiku, Vol. 4 Issue 39 edited by Michael Rehling

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thrift shop
a tin box filled
of dreams

way home
into conversation
with myself

refugee camp
in a paper handkerchief
her first baby tooth

peace negotiations
the children’s eyes
watching the stars

Eufemia Griffo 

Pubblicato 23 marzo 2019 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, Senza categoria

Failed Haiku, Feb. 2019

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melting ice

the last sidereal touch 

of winter

Eufemia Griffo 

Failed Haiku, Feb. 2019

fail

charcoal drawing
the first flight
of a black swan
~
Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 7 febbraio 2019 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, pubblicazioni internazionali

Eufemia Griffo – Failed Haiku Feb. 2019: three poems to Rachel Sutcliffe

To Rachel

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small poems
the way our lives
intertwined

twinkle of stars
your new path 
brighter

sunrise…
this empty day
without your words

piccole poesie
il modo in cui le nostre vite
si sono intrecciate

scintillio di stelle
il tuo nuovo sentiero
più luminoso

alba…
questo giorno vuoto
senza le tue parole

Eufemia Griffo 

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue38.pdf

Failed Haiku, January 2019

Failed Haiku, Jan. 2019

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Thank you so much to editor Michael Rehling for this great work and congratulations to all poets featured. 
These are my five poems:

year’s end
a migrant seeks a refuge
among his memories

winter is coming
the farewell march
of ants

disappearing
into a bowl of sake
my face as a child

winter temple
between Buddha’s hands
a snowflake

dissolved mist
the thin shape
of my wishes
~

Eufemia Griffo 

Pubblicato 11 gennaio 2019 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, pubblicazioni internazionali

Butterfly Dream edited by Chen-ou Liu

Absolutely honoured to appear for the second time in Butterfly Dream edited by Chen-ou Liu, with one poem of mine translated into chinese and commented by editor. 
This poem has already been published in Failed haiku August 2017 edited by Michael Rehling.

 

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English Original

fallen leaves
gathering the pieces
of another life

Failed Haiku, 2:20, August 2017

Eufemia Griffo

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

落葉
收集另一種生活
的碎片

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

落叶
收集另一种生活
的碎片

Bio Sketch

Eufemia Griffo is from Settimo Milanese (Milano) Italy. She is a writer and poet who has published books of poetry and fiction, including Dracula’s inheritance (The Legacy of Dracula), which she co-authored with Davide Benincasa, and The river is still flowing (a collection of tales). She has won many awards for her writing and has published haiku in the best international magazines. Her blog is Eufemia Griffo

The opening line sets the scene and seasonal context while the unexpected yet thematically and emotionally significant last line elevates the haiku to a philosophical/contemplative level, sparking the reader’s reflection on (the circle of)life and death.

https://neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.com/2018/12/butterfly-dream-another-life-haiku-by.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR0U23cXDNCaV4copwAKYOXdHXTh0P3ueqHftIdtKUKdNo9Hn7ueTxQX7yw

Failed Haiku – December 2018

Seven poems of mine featured in December issue 36 of Failed Haiku edited by Michael Rehling. There are also five poems of mine in memory of Angelee Deodhar. Thank you so much Mike for these three years full of poetry.

tribute
~~~
A Tribute to Angelee Deodhar

falling blossoms
your last poem
carried by the wind

winter solitude
looking for tiny stars
in the dark night

last journey
the stars protect
all your steps

last lines
the words are still looking for
their poet

winter solstice
the useless wait
of your retourn
~~~
empty garden
the call of a great tit
after love

cold spring
the spider still weaves
new frozen paths

~~~
Un tributo per Angelee Deodhar

fiori che cadono
il tuo ultimo poema
portato dal vento

solitudine invernale
alla ricerca di piccole stelle
nella notte oscura

ultimo viaggio
le stelle proteggono
tutti i tuoi passi

ultime righe
le parole stanno ancora cercando
il loro poeta

solstizio d’inverno
l’attesa inutile
del tuo ritorno
~~~
giardino vuoto
il richiamo di una cinciallegra
dopo l’amore

primavera fredda
il ragno continua a tessere
nuovi percorsi congelati

Eufemia Griffo