This haiku expresses my feeling now very well;
so I translated it into an EL pictograph.
the horizon between here
by Lorin Ford, Australia
New Zealand Poetry Society Katikati Haiku Contest winners, 2012
I'm also busy now for harvest from my garden. Green and root vegetables, tomatoes, squashes
and beans... While bringing an end to their lives; I thank nature for giving their lives to us; and imagine
how my life mission would be, getting their lives. Also I start to plan my garden for the next year,
saving some seeds and seed-roots; and wonder how many more years I'll be able to work like this.
The future comes from over the horizon. There the moon, the author saw...
There the moon plays the great nature rhythm beyond a little human's thought and time.
About the haiku author, Lorin Ford:
Currently she is one of the co-founders and haiku editor of the online English Language 'haiku and related' journal, 'A Hundred Gourds'; also herbiography is on the 'editors' page.
Some of her poems and haiku have been published in eChapbook form recently on the Snapshot Press (UK) website.
Later she sent the
following haiku for me, using a traditional Japanese kigo
for Spring. (ants coming out of their holes): she
imagined an ant hole through the above pictograph at first
sound bites pop out
of an ant hole
*In English, full moons have
each name by month:
January: Old Moon, or Moon After Yule
February: Snow Moon, Hunger Moon, or Wolf Moon
March: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, or Lenten Moon
April: Grass Moon, or Egg Moon
May: Planting Moon, or Milk Moon
June: Rose Moon, Flower Moon, or Strawberry Moon
July: Thunder Moon, or Hay Moon
August: Green Corn Moon, or Grain Moon
September: Fruit Moon, or Harvest Moon
October: Harvest Moon, or Hunter’s Moon
November: Hunter’s Moon, Frosty Moon, or Beaver Moon
December: Moon Before Yule, or Long Night Moon
In Australia, they use these names too, just six month differently from the Northern Hemisphere.