Reading Myself: one-line haiku

Reading Myself

one-line haiku

“English-language haiku tend to be written in three lines, corresponding to the metrical division of Japanese haiku, but Japanese haiku are actually usually printed in a single vertical column. By way of analogy with this form, poets such as Matsuo Allard and Marlene Mountain began writing English haiku in a single horizontal line—and thanks to their efforts that form has become established in English as the major alternative to the typical three-liner.”-Allan Burns

1

open the strait gate to find endless beatitude

2

i drop the mask as I converse with cross

3

silence of evening is pious time

4

the great war ends and pestilence comes

5

wandering monk grows up doing nothing

6

simply my real self will make me live

7

adore jesus with your every breath

8

in the kingdom of jesus don’t abuse me

9

red rose feels lost in madding crowd

10

virtue is nailed at the cross, and Barabbas goes free

11

better than thousand words is rain

12

five million unemployed youth fast unto death

13

sun teaches us to give, and not count the cost

14

base of the hill in deep woods greets shaman

15

my pain grows deeper watching the woods where the trees had been

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About saintjudas

People say I'm: Poet, honest, a good listener Describe Yourself: Santosh Kumar (b. 1946) is a poet, short-story writer and an editor from UP India; DPhil in English; Editor of Taj Mahal Review and Harvests of New Millennium Journals; several awards; member of World Poets Society (W.P.S.); member of World Haiku Association, Japan; presented papers in the seminar, interviews as special guest at international literary festival WORDS – one path to peace and understanding Oslo, Norway in September 2008; attended 20th Annual International Literary Festival Druskininkai Poetic Fall and 5th World Haiku Association Conference in Lithuania, Sept 30 to Oct 5, 2009; published poetry in Indian Verse by Young Poets (1980), World Poetry (1995 & 1996), The Fabric of A Vision (2001), The Still Horizon (2002), The Golden Wings (2002), Voyages (2003), Symphonies (2003), New Pegasus (2004), Explorers (2004), Dwan (USA), Promise (Purple Rose Publications, USA), World Haiku 2008 No. 4, World Haiku 2009 No. 5, Taj Mahal Review (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008). He has also edited sixteen World Poetry Anthologies, and four books of World’s Great Short Stories. He is also the author of a collection of poems entitled Helicon (Cyberwit, India, ISBN 81-901366-8-2), Haiku collection New Utopia (Rochak Publishing, India ISBN 978-81-903812-0-8), NO NUKES: Brave New World of Beauty, A Long Narrative Poem, Songs of Peace & Haiku (Rochak Publishing, India ISBN 978-81-903812-3-9), and Critical Essays in collaboration with Adam Donaldson Powell (Cyberwit, India, 978-81-8253-110-9). He has also edited The Poetic Achievement of Ban'ya Natsuishi (Cyberwit, India, ISBN: 978-81-8253-149-9). Interests and Activities: Poetry, Peace haiku, Sacred haiku, Literary Criticism, Holistic, alternative therapy, Zen and Yoga, Stress Management
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