february, 2017

And here also the new issue of Otata!
Many thanks to the editor John Martone for choosing three of my haiku. it’s an honor for me.
Post them below:

snowy beach –
the thoughts wreck
in this white

snowy night –
a silent song
inside and out

crescent moon –
between snow butterflies
bamboo dances

Elisa Allo

Congratulations to my friends Angiola Inglese, Marina Bellini, Maria Laura Mamiya Valente and Christina Sng.

Otata

Click on the links below to read

otata 14 (february 2017)

— and from otata’s bookshelf —

David Miller, From Late to Early

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Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka as translated by Burton Watson

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

As Watson notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”

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All works copyright © 2017 by the respective poets.

Address submissions to otatahaiku@gmail.com

—John Martone

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