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Published Haiku by Museki Abe

Title: On A Day in Spring

song of a cook  
tells the time  
still in early morning in full bloom
  a cherry petal is ousted -
  it's on air
clear spring sky  
the whiteness  
of egg shell eggs
  in children's palms
on the table  
eggs, milk,  
in spring sunlight a busy morning
  eggs still, bathing
  in spring sunlight
sharing whiteness  
and fowl  

Unpublished Haiku

Title: Tokyo on New Year's Day

we are in the shadow  
of the earth -  
temple bell tolling sunlight
  over our land -
  New Year's Day
as I stop -  
Mt. Fuji's crest  
in morning glow cat slowly walks
  across the main street -
  first dawn
skim over the surface  
of a fiery sea airplanes
  over Tokyo Bay -
  first blue sky
here and there  
I read happy news  
in thick newspaper  

Museki Abe is he originator of the photo-haiku genre and is the webmaster of the Photo-Haiku Gallery and the World Tempos Journal, both of which focus on photo-haiku.

He has written a book 'haiku no susume' with Ikuyo Yoshimura, published by The Japan Times in 2003 which is for those who wish to learn how to write English haiku and photo-haiku.

He is a member of World Haiku Club, NOBO, Haiku Society of America, Haiku Canada, Haiku International and MIFA (Meguro International Friendship Association).

He especially likes to make plans related to English haiku events. He has made many plans including, the WHC Global Haiku Tournament, the WHC Photo-Haiku Contest, and the Haiku Column featured in the Daily Yomiuri, a newspaper. Last year he ran the Photo-Haiku World 2003 CANON camera website. He also has published Photo-Haiku Calendars in 2002 and 2003.

He won the Honorable Mention in World Haiku Festival 2000 and Silver Medal in Sakuraya Photo Contest 2003 in Tokyo.

Some of his own photo-haiku are featured in this issue: Museki Abe's Photo-Haiku

His web sites are:

He was also spotlighted in the World Haiku Review:


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