Saturday, April 22, 2017

magpie's nest,
well aired home --
a late spring

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter ...
the global freezing

Visited my mother-in-law at Vinkara, Kivilahti, at Ilomantsi. (Eastern Finland.)

The word "vinkara" is said to be an old Sami or Lappish word. They are supposed to live there some thousand years ago, after the ice age. Just some names left. Vinkara means a hill with some kind of freezing wind. Nowadays there are some Sami-people (Lappish) living in Northern part of Finland, Sweden and Norway and Russia. I have some friends among them over there.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

a friendly crow
flying silently -
all alone

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happy Christmas 2016!

rounded light
getting higher -
Good Christmas!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

which way?

an icy silence - -
how much water
flowing anyway?

Monday, August 29, 2016

windy August day -
the sun slowly moving

Monday, May 02, 2016

old friend of mine ...
yearly income tax

Juhani Tikkanen

Shiki April 2016 Free Format theme was "friend"

Friend is something or some-one you will meet every year?

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Tikkis April Kigo 2016

our old sun
after vernal equinox
migrating back

(Photo added May 1st 2016)

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

March Kigo entry by Tikkis

down the river

March 2016 Kigo subject was "DRIFTWOOD"

Saturday, April 02, 2016

iced dew drops
morning sun

My Shiki Kigo entry March 2016

Key word was "DEW"

Friday, March 11, 2016

a noisy bird
keeping the whole forest

Shiki Free Format Febr. 2016, "SLEEPLESS NIGHT"

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Free format January 2016

frozen river ...
thick ice
moving nowhere

Free Format Theme was MOVING WATER

Sunday, January 31, 2016

an unread electric bill ...
New Year's candle

January 2016 Shiki kukai, subject was First Reading.

Japanese people traditionally select some personally meaningful material to read on January 2; reading it is called the first reading of the year.

burnout candle -

(an unpublished Tikkis 2016)

Monday, January 04, 2016

Finally something like Winter

vibrating wind

fell down some clustered snow

no-one touching it

Saturday, December 12, 2015

November 2015 Free format short poem

warmly lighted
evening window -
cooling street

November 2015 Free format short poem was EVENING WINDOW

(My text built by word cool.)

November Kigo

heading sunwards -
melting wings

Bird? Snowbird is a human, traveling from freezing North Southwards.
My mother-in-law was a snowbird, she flew every autumn to Portugal, where she hired an apartemento. When sun again up and warmer in Finland she returned home...

Also everyone will remember Icarus.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Tikkis October 2015 Kukai entry

thin bones freezing -
harvest moon

October 2015 Kukai, wherein Kigo subject was SCARECROW

Friday, October 16, 2015

September 2015 kigo entry WINDSTORM

rough sea
windstorm tearing up
the waves

I also had one variation:

Sleepy wind ...
autumn windstorm

Thursday, September 10, 2015

wild geese
heading southwards
a starlit night

This was "hiding" inside my notebook. That was a sketch for Shikimontly Starlit night---

Text reminds me about something, perhaps there is a similar haiku somewhere?

That's why I did not sent that into Shikimontly...

Thursday, September 03, 2015


got lost?
the path not returning
from an old forest

Shikimonthly August 2015 text, Free Format Theme was PATH

(Original text without picture.)

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

starlit night -
burglar's nightmare

This was my entry for The Shiki Monthly Kukai August 2015,
Kigo subject was STARLIT NIGHT