Hansha Teki

hanshatekiA baby boomer from the tail end of the first half of the 20th century, Hansha Teki has been writing haiku under his assumed name and haiku persona since about 2011.

Among many other international haiku activities, he and US poet Don Baird created the annual Under the Basho haiku journal as well as the Living Haiku Anthology. The latter initiative includes poets reading their own haiku, poet portfolios, haiku reflections, an online flipbook library of haiku books and journals, and tributes to haiku poets who have passed away.

Much of his own writing is archived on his personal website. Hansha Teki lives in Wellington.


the voice of God …
Bethells Beach


waiting room –
shadows lengthen
the queue


night of stars …
a child tiptoes
in the shallows


last rites –
I watch her eyes
let go of me


river fog –
a nameless ache
fills the page


sand garden . . .
a chatter of leaves
come to rest


park bench –
yesterday’s warmth
old news


last cicada . . .
the silence crackles
around it


dark energy
the gravity
her mind


midnight –
my lungs widen
with stars


Publication notes:

echoing: Simply Haiku, autumn 2011

waiting room – : Simply Haiku, summer 2012

night of stars: Notes From the Gean 4.1, 2012

last rites – : The Heron’s Nest XIV:3, 2012

river fog – : Frogpond 35.3, 2012

sand garden: Under the Basho, 2013

park bench – : Frogpond 37:2, 2014

last cicada … : cattails, May 2014

dark energy: Moongarlic 4, 2015

midnight – : unpublished