Otata 17, May 2017

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Delighted to be present on this issue of Otata with six of my haiku.

Thank you very much, John Martone!

And congratulations to all haijin friends published!

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unexpected —
scent of primroses
in the fog

peach flowers –
kids at school are
much more distracted

rewakening –
a lantern flies softly
in the wind

after Memorial Day –
Anne’s diary
back in a drawer

drowsy city…
a bee buzzes alone
on the pinwheels

March wind
the mood of my son
promises rain

Elisa Allo

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otata 17 (May 2017)

— from otata’s bookshelf —

Gary Hotham, Fifteen Haiku

Please Note: The June otata will be devoted to John Levy’s

Visits with Robert Lax in Greece (1984 & 1985)

The editor will next consider submissions for the July issue.

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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 MartoneHotham – Fifteen Haiku otata may 2017

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