Monday, December 28, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert, Baltic Sea (December 2009)






the snowman --
believe me, he giggles
from time to time
(AW, 2009)




Sunday, December 20, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert







on honorable Buddha's
honorable nose
an icicle

(Kobayashi Issa)




http://haikuguy.com/issa/search.php?keywords=Buddha&year=





















Saturday, October 03, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert; Rome 2009










Summer or autumn?
Rome can't decide
this morning
(AW, 2009)


















Sunday, September 20, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert, Jewish cemetery in Xanten (2009)







"Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world." (Elie Wiesel)











Saturday, September 19, 2009





Some twitter-followers asked me for bee-haiku and bumblebee-haiku, unfortunately I've written only three (oh, I remember, there is another bee-haiku but it's in German only). I've informed one follower via direct message (twitter) but now other followers have asked me.


Here again my bee-haiku (the first and the second haiku were written some years ago, the last haiku is from this year, short ago on this blog):




withered lavender --
again the bee
returns

(published: WHC-German, 2005 — editor: Dietmar Tauchner and editorial staff)





blooms in winter --
the beemaster murmurs
about death

(published: Chrysanthemum, April 2007)







nearly lunchtime --
I can't stop watching
the bumblebee

(published on my blog 2009)




(author: Angelika Wienert)








Thursday, September 17, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert (Japanese windflower, Sept. 2009)






early autumn --
the sun does its very best
for the flower and me
(AW, 2009)







In our garden you can find Japanese windflowers -- white, pink. I see them from my kitchen window and naturally when I work in the garden where is a lot to do in the moment -- autumn is early this year.



Monday, August 31, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert; Jewish tombstone, Xanten (2009)





old oak trees
and a whispering wind --
Jewish graves
(AW, 2009)








Wednesday, August 26, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert (2009)




nearly lunch time --
I can't stop watching
the bumblebee
(AW, 2009)








Tuesday, August 18, 2009


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




August 18th --
we talk about heavy frost
and snow
(AW, 2009)









Monday, August 10, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert; Schloss Dyck (June 2009)





near the lake --
two boys count their
mosquito bites
(AW, 2009)





Saturday, July 25, 2009




At The Supermarket

"Special offer!"
No customer wants
brown strawberrries.
A boy can't find
his favorite ice cream.
Vanilla taste
doesn't solve the problem.
At the exit
a Jehovah's witness tells me
that the end of the world
is near.
And I just have bought
six bottles of shampoo ...

(AW, 2009)





Sunday, July 19, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert; Halde Haniel, Bottrop -- art of Agustín Ibarrola (2009)





summer wind --
the toy airplane loses
a wing
(AW, July 2009)







Bottrop is a neighbortown of my hometown Oberhausen. In Bottrop you can visit the famous Halde (slag heap) Haniel which has been greened over. On the Halde Haniel you will find a lot of beautiful plants, butterflies, a big cross, stations of the cross (Pope John Paul II visited this place), modern art (see the photo) and more.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert, in our garden



Invitation to visit

senryu-shelf

(not far away ... -- just a few steps ...):



http://senryu-shelf.blogspot.com/



***********

Monday, July 06, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert, vending machine in Kyoto (2007)



I mentioned the yellow parasol before (see below). It was so hot in Kyoto in May 2007. And there were a lot of women with parasols. We went to Takashimaya (department store) and looked for things which could help us in the sun ... Now I use this parasol in the German summer ...





a memory:

Cool green tea!
When I cross the street
I will taste it

(AW, 2009)





photo: Martin G. Wienert; former cooling towers, Zeche Zollverein (2009)






day in July
a child looks up at
the cooling tower


day in July
father's explanations about
the cooling tower


day in July
with my yellow parasol
near the cooling tower

(AW, 2009)





cooling towers are part of my Ruhrgebiet-(Ruhr-area)world, you find them in many cities of the region where I live -- it was so strange, we (kids) heard often the expression cooling tower but there w
as no cooling for us in the summer heat (the cooling towers had only a nice name ... they were used for industrial purposes)






Wednesday, July 01, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert, and again Zeche Zollverein (2009)





"In summer, the song sings itself."
(William Carlos Williams)






William Carlos Williams:
http://tinyurl.com/nfxal9






Tuesday, June 30, 2009





photo: Martin G. Wienert, Zeche Zollverein (2009)

click on the photo to see it large






last day of June
I've found a shady place
for my dreams

(AW, 2009)







to the photo: what you see above is a skating rink in winter
http://tinyurl.com/m7ollf

informations about Zeche (coal mine) Zollverein:
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/975




Monday, June 29, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert; castle Dyck, new gardens (2009)




summer day
I wish to know the name
of this peculiar plant
(AW, June 2009)









Sunday, June 28, 2009

















photo: Martin G. Wienert; roses in the park of castle Dyck (2009)





scent of roses --
two old ladies whispering
at the corner

(AW; Mainichi, September 2003)






about castle Dyck:

http://www.rhein-kreis-neuss.de/en/themen/schloss_dyck.html



castle Dyck near the town Neuss in North Rhine Westfalia --
on the map (link below) you'll find the town Neuss and my hometown Oberhausen (Oberhausen, on the map in the North):

http://tinyurl.com/mu3xvw




Friday, June 26, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert; Duisburg Nord (2009)




"My reflection...
remembering the name
of th
e stream"

(Vincent Tripi, see the links below)




http://tinyurl.com/ntgp72

http://tinyurl.com/mrvlej








Thursday, June 25, 2009




Donnergott
god of thunder
Donnerstag donderdag Thursday

Donner
DonnerDonnerDonner


Enjoy this (click):
Nach Herzenslust wirft - はたた神


DonnerDonnerDonnerDonner

http://tinyurl.com/l7lrax


Monday, June 22, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert (me in London)


No, I wasn't in London last weekend ...

Above you see a photo from last year. But I enjoyed it to follow a conference in London -- via twitter, last Saturday. I thought that it would be a good time for someone who loves short poetry and it really was a good time.

Here more about this conference (Tate Modern, London):

"Shortness
A very short conference and a very long dinner


Saturday 20 June 2009, 14.00–21.30

14.00–17.00 symposium 18.00–21.30 dinner in the East Room"

"In short, this event brings together practitioners and theoreticians of the humanities, arts and sciences to extol or berate, to discuss, explore and explain shortness in all its spatial and temporal manifestations..."

"...The short conference is followed by a long dinner in Tate Modern's East Room. Dinner guests will be entertained by short speeches and the whole event is supplemented by short films, performances and various intervention..."

http://tinyurl.com/pmpbuf

http://tinyurl.com/mzudof


See here the panel discussion (and in the background twitter).

http://twitpic.com/7wi2x


What a view!

http://twitpic.com/7wwtk

twitter:

https://twitter.com/short_at_tate


youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK38SuxZx7c
photo: Martin G. Wienert




Iran!
This word became
a cry.
Far away
I walk barefoot
on stones,
try to understand
and sigh.


(Angelika Wienert, June 2009)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert; Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park (2009)





old smokestack, dark walls...
I'm a dwarf
in Metropolis

(AW, 2009)





Metropolis:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_(film)


trailer
http://tinyurl.com/mkos93

Thursday, June 11, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert; Grugapark Essen (June 2009)




Corpus Christi -
over the highway
with hymns


Fronleichnam -
über die Schnellstraße
mit Kirchenliedern


(AW, WKD 2005)




http://tinyurl.com/2qj8de

Monday, June 08, 2009

















photo: Martin G. Wienert, roses in the Grugapark (June 2009)


http://www.grugapark.de/im-park.html



A sepal, petal, and a thorn
Upon a common summer's morn
A flask of Dew - A Bee or two
A Breeze - a caper in the trees
And I'm a Rose!


(Emily Dickinson, 1830 - 1886)







Wednesday, June 03, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert; Stiftung Insel Hombroich (2009)





behind the glass door
the path into
spring
(AW, 2009)




http://www.inselhombroich.de/karte.htm

Saturday, May 16, 2009
























photo: Martin G. Wienert; Langen Foundation
, Neuss (May 2009)





the sound of silence
is all the instruction
you'll get

(Jack Kerouac)



http://www.langenfoundation.de/?L=1


Sunday, May 10, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert; the Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park (May 2009)


former smelting works
a victorious conqueror
this green

(AW, May 2009)

http://www.landschaftspark.de/en/derpark/index.html





Tuesday, April 28, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert, at our pond in April 2009




hi, bumble bee!
let's work and hum
side by side!
(AW, April 2009)



And today the long expected rain! Our garden is so fresh now! Lovely!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert, April 2009





do you bloom
just to teach the world,
cherry blossoms?


(Den Sutejo; Far Beyond the Field, page 12)






http://tinyurl.com/cnt3vh


http://tinyurl.com/ddptq9

Saturday, April 11, 2009

















photo: Martin G. Wienert (April 2009)





Hallelujah!
The depressed friend
laughs again
(AW, April 2009)





Dear haiku-friends
,
Happy Easter!
Best wishes,
Angelika

Monday, April 06, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert






First page―
a man's empty hands
the earthquake


(AW, Asahi 2004)








"an earthquake hit L'Aquila and other towns in central Italy,..."
(BBC, April 6, 2009)

"Italy Earthquake Kills 150, Leaves Thousands Homeless"
(Bloomberg.com, April 6,
2009)

Friday, April 03, 2009


photo: Martin G. Wienert, bamboo grove (2007)



lent --
the cross not yet
veiled


(AW, March 2009)


http://caribbeankigo.pbwiki.com/Caribbean-Kigo-Kukai-Results

I loved to participate. Thank you, dear Gillena!

Monday, March 30, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert, spring 2008


nearly daybreak

the salt spreader returns

from the highway


Angelika Wienert (Oberhausen, Germany)

(Mainichi Japan) March 25, 2009



http://tinyurl.com/d42pxz


private note:

I miss you all but I've not much time for poetry in the moment! Sorry!




Monday, March 09, 2009




See the link below.

The Ruhr Area (my family and I live there)!

London, Paris and the Ruhr Area.


http://tinyurl.com/http-www-rvr-online-de-press





a night in spring
the megalopolis is
wide awake


(AW, March 2009)




Saturday, February 21, 2009


photo: Martin G. Wienert; camellias in our garden (they will bloom soon ...)



carnival fete
the devil hugs
a nun

and after an interesting discussion in a haiku-forum:

carnival
the devil hugs
a nun

(AW, February 2009)





It`s carnival time here.
Here some informations:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A517655



Friday, February 06, 2009



early mass

the gargoyle with

an icy beard


Angelika Wienert (Oberhausen, Germany)

Mainichi, February 6th 2009



http://tinyurl.com/d58f3h




Thursday, February 05, 2009

photo: Martin G. Wienert



Ein schöner Tag!
Heute traf hier Post aus Finnland ein! Haiku aus Finnland!

What a nice day!
Today I received a letter from Finland! And haiku!




Und nun sitze ich hier ... Und übersetze ...
And now I sit here and I try to translate ..



syksy majassani --
kylmä päivä
kylmä yö

(Issa; in: Kogarashi, S. 28, editor: Juhani Tikkanen)




autumn (but what means majassani?) --
cold day
cold night


Herbst (majassani ?) --
kalter Tag
kalte Nacht




a day later:
I still look for "majassani" -- perhaps Juhani will comment, then we will know ...


please read the comments, read what Juhani (Tikkis) wrote, it`s so interesting!

photo: Martin G. Wienert


Heute traf hier Post aus Finnland ein! Finnische Haiku!
Today a letter from Finland! A letter and haiku!


Und nun versuche ich zu übersetzen ...
And now I try to translate ...

koivu = Birke/birch

tuuli = Wind/wind

talven = Winter/winter

katolla = Dach/roof

etc.


syksy majassani --
kylmä päivä
kylmä yö







Wednesday, January 21, 2009


photo: Martin G. Wienert
(December 2007)







crusted snow
so weak
the sun and I


(AW, January 2009)

Monday, January 05, 2009


photo: Martin G. Wienert; aralia elata in winter (Jan. 2009)









Cold day --
the fingers more stiff
this year


(AW; Mainichi, January 2005)

photo: Martin G. Wienert; January 5th 2009






Ssh!
The kois dream
under the ice


(AW, January 2009)

Saturday, January 03, 2009


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





first day of the year
the ice fisher wears
a new cap

(AW, January 2009)


first published here:
Lunch Break

12 days of Christmas

http://myblog-lunchbreak.blogspot.com/2009/01/12-days-of-christmas-day-eight-nine.html



and another version (a good suggestion in a haiku-forum):

new year ...
the ice fisher wears
a new cap