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basho-ki 2011


Welcome to basho-ki 2011

I humbly apologize for the three year absence. As you can see the basho-ki pages has a new home. hopefully one to stay! The 2008 page had been started, but never was uploaded since AOL deleted
all of its homepages and ftp space on Oct 31, 2008.
Due to grieving, illnesses and general depression, there were no pages for
2009 which was the death of dear friend, wonderful teacher and stanch defender
of 17 syllables or less haiku Helen S. Jones and 2010 we suffered the death of
Coke R. Brown Jr. a past Fort Worth Haiku Society newsletter editor.
This year, 2011, during April I started hitting the haiku ponds for frog verses,
and I think I have come up with an excellent catch.
I dedicate this years page not only to Master Basho, but to all the people of Japan.
"Our hearts are with you."




ALL HAIKU ARE COPYRIGHTED AND ARE PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL POETS





an'ya
Westfir, Oregon
USA




bug-eyed --
frog zaps prey
with sticky tongue



Barbara Blanks
Texas, USA




on his shelves
the leathery statue
of a dried frog

***

the rain-scented candle
shining from inside
the crystal frog

***

this drought
even the frogs
are waiting




Brenda Roberts
Fort Worth, TX
USA




old pond . . .
the frog as still
as its lily pad

Bruce Ross
Hampden, Maine
USA




Tree frog on window.
Indoor lights attract the bugs,
Suppertime is here.

Carol Ann




cheap motel:
all night long the cries
of mating frogs

Charles Trumbull
New Mexico, USA




losing my appetite
for frog legs --
first spring peeper

Curtis Dunlap




to write haiku
is to rephrase
the splash moment

daniel




tree-frog choir practice
in the sweet still of evening
harmonies rising

***

night as bright as day
stand in enchanted moonlight
listening to the frogs

***

quintessential spring
star above and frogs below
I smile in darkness

***

spring in surround-sound
a thousand throats swell with song
of nickel-sized frogs

Deirdre Godwin
Nanaimo, British Columbia,
Canada




one frog sings for his peeps... ponderous notes

Dennis (chibi) Holmes




Frog in quiet repose,
Loud buzzing fly passing nigh
Gets a tongue lashing

Dennis L McKiernan




frog-friendly pond
the garden Buddha
gets overgrown

***

lily padís flat leaves
frogs rest for a moment
then join the old pond

***

a busy pond
the frog stays still
through passing clouds

***

lotus flower
the frogís focus
remains on bugs

Harvey Jenkins
Nanaimo, BC
Canada






Jan Benson
Texas, USA





desert oasis pond
frogs jump to hide
migrating cranes


Jim Applegate
Roswell, NM
USA




Frolic keeps one young!
We learn games from each other.
Do frogs play leap-child?


Jody Lynn Nye
Chicago, Illinois
USA




spring coolness --
the frog calls out to
the departing car

***

ripe field
full of moonlight
and frogs

***

evening park ...
the only cruisers;
frogs

***


stalking the old pond
in search of haiku poets
hungry bullywug


***

listening
to the music of the night
frogs and crickets

***

easter morning --
a little girl screams
as the green egg hops

***



kawazu
Fort Worth, TX
USA





two frogs
resting on a lily pad
talking


Kimberly Naik
Texas, USA




This pond hums and stirs
with lunch possibilities.
A fly draws nearer.


Lynn Lewis
Fort Worth, TX.
USA




summer breezeó
the puddle-frog leaps
from the preschoolerís hand


Michael Dylan Welch
Sammamish, WA
USA




Old frogs complaining
Mosquitoes swarm at nightlight
Time for midnight snack

***

Bullfrogs on alert
Impromptu water ballet
Alpha lightning strike


Naomi Simmons
Fort Worth, TX
USA





Happy frog
Staring into green pond
Remembering his tail


Patricia Ferguson
Burleson, TX
USA




Haiku invite
Basho's frog jumping
With joy


Paul Chaplo




not until
that frog's croak
this old pond


Pete
Gatineau, Quebec
Canada




Tiny, green, at rest
I wonder what is its quest?
Pretty tree-frog guest.


Piers Anthony
Inverness, Florida
USA






wait with
you, frog, in the
soundless deep

***

a buddha,
the fly, chanting in
the frog's belly

***

hot summer . . .
the song of a
dead frog

***

teach me,
frog, the dao of
nightfall


robert d. wilson
©2011
Republic of The Philippines




broad daylight ~
coupled on the humpback bridge
two common frogs


Sara Winteridge
The New Forest National Park,
England




Two eyes peer out
As frog chirps grace our cold ears
The harvest moon shines


Sarah Reckling




brushed by my moonshadow
the frog
leaps away


susan delphine delaney
Plano, TX
USA




how rich this life -
a frog belches
then blinks


Susan Nelson Myers
Mayodan, NC,
USA




clear through
the noon whistle
spring peepers


Tom Painting
Atlanta, GA
USA



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