Shortest night – Frameless Sky (June 2017)

shortest night—
I taste infinity
on your lips

Maria Laura Valente

Frameless Sky ~ issue 6 ~ June 2017
Edited by Chrissi Villa




Spider Lilies ~ Blithe Spirit (September 2017)

my mother’s eyes
the day her mother died–
spider lilies

Maria Laura Valente

Blithe Spirit – Journal of the British Haiku Society, volume 57, number 3, p. 41, September 2017, edited by Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy.

Spider Lilies: kigo of autumn. Scarlet and evocative flowers that usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox. Japanese and Chinese people say that these flowers can be found in the land of the dead, so they use to leave them on the graves during funerals.


‘Awakening in Kyoto’ ~ Asahi Haikuist Network – June 30, 2017

Uno dei miei due haiku selezionati dal professor David McMurray e pubblicati su Asahi Haikuist Network (30 Giugno 2017), la rubrica dello Asahi Shinbun.

awakening in Kyoto–
the scent of green tea
fills the light
–Maria Laura Valente (Romagna, Italy)

Asahi Haikuist Network – June 30, 2017

risveglio a Kyoto–
l’aroma del tè verde
colma la luce