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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/

Annunci

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

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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

Failed Haiku, August 2018

laundromat
the empty pockets
of a refugee

riva ventosa
la voce dell’oceano
diventa un mantra

tela bianca
immergendo l’inchiostro nero
nei miei sogni

lavanderia a gettoni
le tasche vuote
di un rifugiato

 

Eufemia Griffo, Failed Haiku Aug. 2018

Failed Haiku, April 2018

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old bazaar
she picks
a book of love poems

*

Eufemia Griffo 

Failed haiku edited by Mike Rheling, Apr. 2018

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old bazaar
she picks
a book of love poems

Pizza margherita
in the kitchen her scent
of lavender

Shinto temple
a kami knows *
my wishes
*
Eufemia Griffo

* Kami: (Japanese: 神, [kaꜜmi]) are the spirits or phenomena that are worshipped in the religion of Shinto.

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue28.pdf

 

Failed Haiku – Dec. 1, 2017

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Hiroshima

small paper crane

on a family grave

*
Eufemia Griffo

Failed Haiku, December 2017

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water for tea
the silent dance
of jasmine flower
~

Eufemia Griffo

Failed Haiku, December 1

Very delighted to appear in the December issue of Failed Haiku alongside to many haiku Friends.
Thanks so much to editor Michael Rehling for his great work and congratulations to all.fail2

Failed Haiku – November, 1

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spiderweb

all my life

hanging by a thread

*
Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 10 novembre 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, senryu

Failed haiku, November 2017

Very pleased to appear with two poems of mine, in the November issue of Failed Haiku edited by Michael Rehling. Thank you so much Mike, for your great work❤️.
Here’s my haiga.
( ph. by Eufemia Griffo)

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http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue23.pdf

Pubblicato 9 novembre 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, Haiga, Senza categoria

Failed Haiku – October, 1

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hieroglyphs
a beetle strolls
on strange words

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Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 22 ottobre 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, senryu

Eufemia Griffo – Failed Haiku, October 1

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fallen leaves …
the time I chose
another path

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Eufemia Griffo – Failed haiku, October 1

Failed Haiku, October 1

Very glad to appears once again in Failed Haiku, A Journal of English Senryu Volume 2, Issue 22.
A big thank to Michael Rehling for the great work.
These are my four poems (photo from pinterest)

 

 

Failed October