shiroku shiroku dokomademo ai yori fukaku inotteru
white so white my prayer deeper than love
from “Chô–Shinsen 21” , (“Super New Selection 21,” an anthology of the haiku poets under 50-year-olds) edited by Bansei Tsukushi, Yasuko Tsushima, Leona Takayama, You-shorin, Nagano, Japan, December 2010
Fay’s Note: According to the bio and the editor’s note, she was born in 1986 and started writing haiku in 2010 right after she read “Shinsen 21,” a haiku anthology under 40 years. She chose ‘Taneda” for her haiku name because Santoka Taneda is a brother of a grandmother of her grandparents. This is free-style, non 5-7-5 format.
3 editors chose 19 poets for this anthology and left the last 2 spots for ‘open’ contest. 64 poets sent his/her work (100 haiku each). Sugaru Taneda and Fuko Ogawa (her haiku will appear here tomorrow) were the winners.