Monday, December 29, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; Baltic Sea, Christmas 2008

Fresh air! ...
Coldness! ...How wonderful! ...

hot flash
I need no feather bed
this winter

(AW, Dec. 2008)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; Scharbeutz/Baltic Sea, Christmas 2008

winter beach
the waiter looks so different
with his fur cap

(AW, Dec. 2008)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

waning moon
again the Fed slashes
its key interest rate

Dec. 16th 2008)

"... The Federal Reserve entered a new era on Tuesday, lowering its benchmark interest rate virtually to zero ..." (The New York Times, December 16, 2008)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; stone buddha/winter

my stone buddha,
you keep your smile
on this cold day!

(AW, Dec. 2008)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

arrival--departure--arrival--departure--arrival ...

departure lounge

a boy chats with his
plastic dinosaur

(AW, November 2008)

a boy (9 years old) from Austria painted this:

Saturday, November 08, 2008

dull day dia sombrio dull day dia sombrio dull day dia sombrio

Dull day -
needs paint


Dia sombrio -
o orfanato
precisa de pintura

(AW; translation: Rosa Clement, Brazil)

published some years ago

here more:

Friday, October 17, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert, autumn 2008 (gleditsia triacanthos sunburst)

Britisches Museum.
Chinesen betrachten
chinesische Jade

(AW; Haiku heute, Oktober 2008)

British Museum
Chinese visitors gaze at
Chinese jade

(AW, September 2008)

Monday, October 06, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert, gleditsia triacanthos sunburst, Oct. 2008 in our garden

business quarter --
a brand new car
dented by hail

(AW, October 2008)

Autumn 2008
A financial crisis in a globalized world, a global crisis.
Panicked investors, scared depositors.
Emergency meetings, rescue plans ...
And it goes on ...

Saturday, September 27, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert, stone buddha in our garden

Buddha smiles --
high in the tree
a black white quarrel

(AW, September 2008)

photo: Martin G. Wienert; London, September 2008

my autumnal garden
the plants understand
even unsaid words

(AW, Sept. 2008)

yesterday evening I returned from London

I love plants and the owners of this house (photo) seem to be plant lovers too

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hagebutte/rose hip/youth/Jugend/Hagebutte/rose hip

the youth hostel

rose hip tea
in a battered jug

(AW, September 2008)

in der Jugendherberge,
die Kanne zerbeult

(AW, September 2008; fotohaiku)

Saturday, September 06, 2008


the Alps

our train stops
in the tunnel

(AW, Sept. 2008)

Über die Alpen...
Der Zug hält irgendwo
im Tunnel

(AW, Haiku heute, Febr. 2008)

Saturday, August 09, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert, Ginkgo Biloba (2007)

The end of summer?
Come on, let`s ask
the leaves!

(AW, 2008)

p.s.: I changed the punctuation later (line 3, exclamation point) -- thank you, Gabi (Gabi Greve, Japan)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; old city hall, Bamberg (2008)

old city hall
the watercolor painter
starts with the bridge

(AW, July 2008)

after a workshop-discussion
here another version (July 31st)

Bamberg city hall
the watercolorist starts
with the bridge

Sunday, July 27, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert, Bamberg (July 2008)

no bombs
some say that the fog
saved Bamberg

(AW, July 2008)

but some say that Empress Kunigunde (Saint Kunigunde) had saved the city

Saturday, July 05, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; cheese (July 2008)

cheese shop
the customer brings in
a wave of fresh air

(AW, July 2008)

result of a haiku-workshop

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Taste of Green

"Another piece..."

"You`ll be a frog in your next life," my son says. Then, he croaks.

I don`t care about the future. Here and now – the special taste of matcha cheese cake. Matcha – the fine, powdered green tea, which is used for the tea ceremony! Our Japanese guide tells us what we will do tomorrow and leaves us.

Around the corner
a moss-covered path
leads to the Buddha

(author: Angelika Wienert; first published in: Haibun Today, May 23, 2008)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


the new neighbour
has a voice

Der neue Nachbar
hat eine Stimme

(AW, June 2008)

Austria : Germany

0 : 1

but it goes on...(European Football Championship)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; iris, June 2008


the old man hums
a chanty

(AW, June 2008)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Piazza Tale

As always: for my husband red wine, for me white wine.

"When I was young, strangers complimented me."

"What was your last sentence, honey?"

"Strangers made compliments in my youth."


"No, not often. I was shy and had to wear glasses."

"A lot of women have to wear glasses."

"I was too stupid to recognize that I was quite pretty then. Today photos tell me that..."

"Salmon or lamb chops? Or better the vegetarian dish?"

As always: no coffee after lunch.

We walk across the footbridge and reach the piazza.


the dog

opens one eye

(author: Angelika Wienert, first published in:
Haibun Today, April 30, 2008)

Friday, May 30, 2008


jaw pain
through the night
with crosswords


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert, rhododendron in our garden, 2008


tiny shoots
in the greenhouse –
I whisper

spring stroll
bedclothes airing
on windowsills

cherry blossoms
the jogger stops
to check his pulse

spring chill
tapping the barometer
one more time

(Angelika Wienert; LYNX, June 2008)

ghazals, haibun, haiga, sequences, single poems...

Monday, May 19, 2008


In der Eckkneipe wird
die Strecke besprochen

the local barflies
discuss the route

and below in the language of the region, Ruhrdeutsch/Ruhr-German:

In Alf seine Kneipe wird
die Strecke bequatert

(AW, May 2008)


(to run, rennen)

barfly = Kneipenhocker
I`m happy about the suggestion "barflies" (haiku-forum), I had never heard before about barflies but I think that this expression works here (Eckkneipe.../local barflies...)

(Ruhr-Marathon, May 18th 2008; you can find informations via google)

siehe auch:

Saturday, May 10, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert, the stone turtle`s place in our garden (May 2008)

on the eve of Pentecost
no wind moves the leaves

(AW, May 2008)

Friday, May 09, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert, peony in Wienert`s garden, 2008/Pfingstrose (Pfingsten = Pentecost)

Pentecost —

in the minster

(AW, Mainichi 2006)

Sunday, May 04, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert, temple in Kyôto (2007)

burning incense
my eyes follow the smoke

(AW, 2008)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; street in Kyôto (2007)

old matcha bowls

we share the memories
in silence

(AW, 2008)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; flowering ground cover in our garden

haiku-shelf needs a break

haiku-shelf braucht eine Pause

best wishes/herzliche Grüße,

Friday, April 04, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; white camellias (2008)

white camellias —
in the tree behind
a silent bird

Weiße Kamelien -
im Baum dahinter schweigt
ein Vogel

(AW, 2008)

Friday, March 14, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; japan. Fächer/Japanese fan

spring day —
the little guest talks
with our fishes

Der kleine Gast spricht
mit unseren Fischen

(AW, 2008)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; spring 2008

which path...
the air full of birdcalls
at the crack of dawn

Welcher Pfad...
in aller Herrgottsfrühe
die Vogelrufe

(AW, hokku/Quintet for Neonlight — a Triparshva Renku; published in Chrysanthemum, October 2007)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; leaf, February 2008

am Webstuhl -
Seidenfäden werden

at the loom —
silk threads become

(AW; kasen renku: Between Corn Cockles/Zwischen Kornraden, Simply Haiku 2006)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert, 2007; Kyôto, vending machine

Kalter Morgen -
ein Funkenmariechen
wartet auf den Bus

cold morning —
a carnival girl
waits for the bus


carnival in Germany (the highlight is Rose Monday, this year on February 4th) — laughter, music and a drink or two or...the nights are long...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert, January 2008

Holocaust Day
sound of swing music
forbidden then

(AW; Asahi 2004)

(January 27th Holocaust Day; you will find a lot of informations in the net)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

(photo: Martin G. Wienert; Schwerin, December 2007)

fever —
the boy shakes
his snow globe

Fieber -
der Junge schüttelt
seine Schneekugel

(AW, January 2008)