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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

asahi

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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

 

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

Failed Haiku – November, 1   1 comment

spider

spiderweb

all my life

hanging by a thread

*
Eufemia Griffo

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

Brass Bell, a haiku journal edited by Zee Zahava – November 1   1 comment

old

battlefront
in a tin box
grandfather’s postcards

*
    – Eufemia Griffo

http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.it/2017/11/family-haiku.html#comment-form

Pubblicato 2 novembre 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Brass Bell, pubblicazioni internazionali, senryu

Failed Haiku – October, 1   1 comment

ger

hieroglyphs
a beetle strolls
on strange words

*

Eufemia Griffo

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

Eufemia Griffo – Haiku in workplace (Looking Out the Office Window), con un commento di Alan Summers. Traduzione in spagnolo di Julia Guzmán   Leave a comment

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office windows
the melancholic notes
of a street musician

— Eufemia Griffo

 

A great exception to avoiding adverbs, wonderfully done!

(Alan Summers)

 

ventanas de oficina
las notas melancólicas
de un músico callejero

Alan Summers dijo: Una gran excepción para evitar adverbios, maravillosamente hecho!

Traduzione in spagnolo di Julia Guzmán

Pubblicato 30 settembre 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Haiku in workplace, senryu

Haiku in Workplace, September 13   Leave a comment

old

assembly line
an old song
breaks the silence

*

— Eufemia Griffo

 

Haiku in Workplace, September 13

Pubblicato 15 settembre 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Haiku in workplace, senryu

Haiku in the Workplace – September, 5   Leave a comment

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work stress…
running out of
the best days

*

Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 7 settembre 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Haiku in workplace, senryu

Un mio senryu apparso su Failed haiku, tradotto in spagnolo da Julia Guzmán   Leave a comment

 

botton

separation …
sewing and unsewing
an old button

separación…
coso y descoso
un viejo botón

*

Eufemia Griffo (Failed haiku, September 1 – Translated in spanish from Julia Guzmán)

Pubblicato 5 settembre 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, senryu, Spanish

Failed haiku, September 1   Leave a comment

Two poems of mine featured in Failed Haiku September issue. 21, edited by Mike Rheling.
Thanks a lot for your choise Mike and congratulations everyone haiku friends selected in the new amazing magazine.

https://failedhaiku.com/…/issue-21-is-now-up-for-your-read…/

 

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Picture from Pinterest

Haiku in workplace   Leave a comment

box

after failure…
packing up my dreams
in an old box

*

Eufemia Griffo

 

Pubblicato 31 agosto 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Haiku in workplace, senryu

Una selezione di Haiku e senryu sul tema del tè dedicati a Luca e a Tae Murata, proprietari del negozio di Tea “Tea in Italy” a Varese e on line   Leave a comment

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tè della sera –
zollette di zucchero
sciolgono il cuore

mormora il vento –
sulla tazza di tè
volano due api

tè profumato-
scivolano i ricordi
tra i gelsomini

volto rugoso –
zampillano lacrime
nell’acqua calda

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tè delle cinque –
i monaci accorrono
al suono del gong

novantadue anni –
nell’ acqua calda il tè matcha *
è quello di ieri

Dedicato alla poetessa giapponese Shibata Toyo, autrice del libro SE SEI TRISTE GUARDA IL CIELO.

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due tè in attesa –
sul volto degli amanti
splende la luna

piove di nuovo –
nella tazza di tè
beve anche il gatto

*

Eufemia Griffo

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Prego visita il sito del bellissimo negozio qua 

Immagini prelevate dal sito del negozio e dal web

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Pubblicato 28 agosto 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in haiku, senryu,

Haiku in workplace – Aug. 23, 2017   Leave a comment

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conference call
a heated discussion
on climate change

*

— Eufemia Griffo

Haiku in workplace – August, 9   1 comment

madame

work from home …
Madame Butterfly’s high notes
 keep me awake

lavoro da casa …
le note della Madonna Butterfly
per tenermi sveglio

*

Eufemia Griffo

Pubblicato 9 agosto 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Haiku in workplace, senryu

Old inuit – One poem of mine featured in Failed Haiku, August 1 and republished  in My haiku pond, August 3   Leave a comment

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old inuit …
on the kayak bow
his child’s name
 
vecchio inuit …
sulla prua del kayak
il nome del suo bambino

*

Eufemia Griffo

Failed haiku August 1 , and republished in My haiku pond August, 3

Pubblicato 3 agosto 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in haiku, senryu

Haiku in workplace, Aug. 2, 2017 – My contribution   Leave a comment

spagh

pranzo veloce
immaginando gli spaghetti
della domenica
*
Eufemia

Pubblicato 2 agosto 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Haiku in workplace, senryu

My four poems in Failed Haiku Issue 20, the amazing Journal edited by Mike Rheling.   Leave a comment

Lovely day!
I’ve four poems in Failed Haiku Issue 20, the amazing Journal edited by Mike Rheling.
Thank you so much dear Mike for the stunning work and congratulations to all poets selected.

 

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https://failedhaiku.com/2017/07/31/issue-20-is-now-up/

Pubblicato 1 agosto 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Failed haiku, haiku, senryu

My four haiku featured on John Martone’ Otata, the amazing american issue, August 2017   Leave a comment

Honored to have my four haiku featured on John Martone‘ Otata, the amazing american issue, this month again. Caro John sono così felice di apparire insieme a tanti amici su Otata di Agosto. Grazie di cuore e congratulazioni a tutti. 💖

 

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https://otatablog.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/august-2017/#respond

Pubblicato 1 agosto 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in haiku, Otata, senryu

On the Jim Kacian’s column “Haiku in workplace”. Theme: getting fired, July 13   Leave a comment

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fired . . .
only speck of dust
on the desk

licenziato…
solo un granello di polvere
sulla scrivania

*

Eufemia Griffo 

Pubblicato 23 luglio 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Haiku in workplace, senryu

Haiku in work place – July 19th (theme’s : Elevator Awkwardness)   Leave a comment

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secret love . . .
I watch him on the elevator
with lowered eyes

amore segreto…
lo guardo nell’ascensore
con gli occhi abbassati
~

Eufemia Griffo 

( in the picture Gwyneth Paltrow in “Sliding Doors”, -American romantic drama film written and directed by Peter Howitt).

Pubblicato 20 luglio 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Haiku in workplace, senryu

Getting Fired, the first theme on Haiku in workplace, edited by Jim Kacian – July, 12   Leave a comment

 

dust

fired . . .
only speck of dust
on the desk

*

— Eufemia Griffo

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/07/12/haiku-in-the-workplace-getting-fired/

Pubblicato 13 luglio 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in Haiku in workplace, senryu