Our first poet is Goran Gatalica, our scientist from Croatia from whom we last heard in episode 33. His senryu fits with our theme of the week.

gleaming stars –
behind the old tin factory
kids are playing

Our next poet is Roger Watson, remember we met him recently in episode 31. He is our well travelled Professor of Nursing from the current UK city of culture, Hull. I particularly enjoyed this senryu because of the personal connection to my childhood. It also fits very well with this week’s theme, the double meaning pivoting on the word decades, at least the way I read it.

rosary beads
smooth and polished
decades of my life

My thanks to our two guest poets this week, brilliant work as always and if you would like to know more about them please go to the links.

Goran Gatalica:
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/haiku_masters/gallery_ep007.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/haiku_masters/event/201709/gallery20170925.html

Roger Watson:
His blog: http://haikuflyku.blogspot.com/
http://youldpublicationsltd.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/rwatson1955

Week 41: The guest haiku featuring Goran Gatalica and Roger Watson

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