The New Pond:
Emiko Miyashita. The New Pond: An English-language Haiku Anthology. Tokyo: Hokumeisha Press. June, 2002.
Perfect Bound, (6" X 8") 128 pages.
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The translations are done in two layers, first as a direct translation
into Japanese prose, and then in a suggestive 5-7-5 haiku style
in Japanese. Thus obeying a rule of "Show, don't tell!"
The English haiku contains far more information than we can
put into 5-7-5 Japanese syllables. The suggestiveness was the method
used to convert the direct translation into the 5-7-5 in this anthology.
after ringing it up
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warm spring breeze
nine one one
The book has a preface/introduction given by Dr Akito Arima wrote the introduction, and the book features essays in Japanese on:, and my essays cover:
monarch butterfly and the whale watchingAsilomar Retreat of
Yuki Teikei Haiku Society in January, 2002
haiku reading in San Jose Main Library --about the reading on January
16th, 2002; the popularity of reading in the New Pond
a wonderful relationship between cancer patients and haiku --Kay
Anderson's haiku class for the cancer patients in February, 2002
happy bags and chapbooks Hiroko Minami's hand-made happy bags and Leatrice Lifshitz's "PURPLE SO DEEP "; chapbooks in the New Pond
Bob Spiess' promisephone calls to Bob during his last few weeks
and his promise; Modern Haiku
Cor's hatabout Cor Van Den Heuvel's hat that I borrowed at
HNA 2001 in Boston
dojinconsideration on a term, 'dojin'; Patricia J. Machmiller
and Jerry Ball as the official dojin of Yuki Teikei Haiku Society
in the New Pond
home staymy record of home staying at Lee Gurga's, Charlie
Rossiter's, Claire Gallagher's, Patricia Machmiller's, Maggie Chula's
reality and imaginaryhow the understanding of haiku has evolved in the new pond and in myself