A 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 …
waiting room –
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 –
last cicada . . .
the silence crackles
my lungs widen
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midnight – : unpublished