Saturday, July 15, 2017


nightly shadows -
a tired white cat
returning home





Tuesday, July 04, 2017



summer holiday -
vileness by the lake
& bright sun




At first this was my comment in Joseph Massey's Facebook.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Global Freezing

Finland, and some parts of Europe, got a long and cold spring.

Coldest for a hundred years, they say.

Continuous jet streams directly from north Pole area.

I'm calling this climate as a Global Freezing.





trying to sleep --
a cold polar airstream
not willing to


Tuesday, May 02, 2017



post-owned
by a mighty pine -
magpie´s twig-home


Saturday, April 22, 2017






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



http://www.climate.net.nz/heating-and-cooling/keep-your-home-well-ventilated-this-winter/#

Tuesday, April 18, 2017




Easter ...
celebrating
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
westwards



Monday, May 02, 2016


old friend of mine ...
yearly income tax
papers

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


canoeing
down the river
driftwood


March 2016 Kigo subject was "DRIFTWOOD"

Saturday, April 02, 2016


iced dew drops
morning sun
brilliant


My Shiki Kigo entry March 2016

Key word was "DEW"

Friday, March 11, 2016


a noisy bird
keeping the whole forest
awake


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
flickers



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 -
darkness
snoring


(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


snowbird
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



scarecrow's
thin bones freezing -
harvest moon



October 2015 Kukai, wherein Kigo subject was SCARECROW