a hesitation
in the way the branches blow
harvest moonrise

—an'ya
        

About the author: an'ya, whose haigo (haiku nom de plume) loosely translates to 'a peaceful light in the moonless night', lives in Oregon, USA. She has been bestowed (too numerous to mention here) top world-class awards and honours for her haiku poetry, as well as other verse forms, not only throughout the United States, but in Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, India, the UK, Brazil, France, and the Balkans.

For more information, see an'ya's extended biography

an'ya is also the director for WHCbeginners.

Responses to the haiku for 28 September 2004 by an'ya

  1.  
    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-09-28 01:51:43
     

    comma-shaped leaves
    rustle in the wind
    the beauty of pauses

  2.  
    Kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2004-09-28 03:32:59
     

    Beautiful, an'ya

    stillness
    before the rains--
    moonlight

  3.  
    an'ya (anya at empnet dot com)
    2004-09-28 11:59:38
     

    Thanks so much to both John and Kate! i love moon haiku, don't you . . . love ya, an'ya

  4.  
    River Mary Malcolm
    2004-09-28 16:59:42
     

    Thank you an'ya, your numerous honors well deserved. You gave me a beautiful moment and so lovely to have it published right now the harvest moon awakening me all night long.

  5.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-28 18:46:41
     

    it is said of basho, "I feel lonely as I gaze at the moon, I feel lonely as I think about myself, and I feel lonely as I ponder upon this wretched life of mine. I want to cry out that I am lonely, but no one asks me how I feel."

    i wonder why ...

  6.  
    an'ya
    2004-09-28 19:19:35
     

    Hi River Mary, thank you for your kind words, and thanks bob for the great basho quote. i don't know if we're allowed to post other haiku, but i'll take a chance:

    moonset . . .
    a sudden vastness
    between stars

    an'ya
    (FSPA)

  7.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-28 19:42:12
     

    miami twilight
    full moon glowing brighter -
    calm after the storm

  8.  
    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-09-29 03:43:38
     

    yes, i do think an'ya is the foremost
    haiku writer. her haiku comes from deep
    inside her, a part of her that has merged with nature which in turn affects us all.
    fuga no makoto as basho calls it.

    john tiong chunghoo

  9.  
    an'ya
    2004-09-30 15:49:46
     

    bob, after the hurricane haiku?, nice natural 'i alliteration. And now since John has embarrassed me:

    milking houró
    a whitish mist moves
    toward the moon

    an'ya
    (Heron's Nest)

  10.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-09-30 19:45:12
     

    an'ya
    you're remarkable; joining in the responses, and for this i'm deeply appreciative. i ponder other "writers" lack of feeling a need to enhance the understanding of their material, if there are some grey areas, or for mere discussion ...

  11.  
    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2004-10-04 02:32:21
     

    Again the moon is seting...
    Who knows for how many times
    without witnesses?

  12.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-10-11 16:21:37
     

    autumn breeze,
    lightly, the curtain wavers
    darkness slips through

    -

  13.  
    an'ya
    2004-10-11 17:01:57
     

    Hi bob, yes autumn does seem to be in full swing here in oregon . . . love ya, an'ya

    autumn oceanó
    just for our anniversary
    the cadence of rain

    an'ya

  14.  
    Narayanan Raghunathan (mahashishta at hotmail dot com)
    2004-10-13 08:01:42
     

    Thank you an'ya ~

    moonlight pond ~
    cicadas cry silences
    a frog gently swims ~

    butterflies mizmaze
    falling leaves ~ the moon
    still on the tree ~

  15.  
    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-10-14 03:34:50
     

    cadence of rain -
    rapid heartbeats
    the sway in her walk

  16.  
    martin
    2004-11-10 08:07:44
     

    a pond leaf in and out of twilight

  17.  
    an'ya
    2004-11-10 08:29:25
     

    Hi Martin, i like your one-liner!

    still pond
    a maple leaf floats
    stem-side up

    an'ya
    (moonless night)

  18.  
    martin
    2004-11-11 02:26:51
     

    Sheila Windsor on the haikutalk2 list, found in yahoo groups, helped clean it up from 'a pond leaf awash in the twilight'. You can find many talented writers on this list including Marlene Mountain and Bill Higginson to name a few.

  19.  
    weg (renga_ya at yahoo dot com)
    2004-11-11 03:01:05
     

    very well done an'ya, please send me your woodpecker one, i have lost it. Also Moldovan's is very good too. ----- elliott

  20.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-02-07 19:25:56
     

    bare branch bouncing
    wasn't the bird in flight--
    morning breeze

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