Category Archives: Haiku

NaPoWriMo Day 17: Fairy Tale Haiku

More haiku: vines entrapping the house sleeping for one hundred years +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ in the forest breadcrumbs follow them +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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NaPoWriMo Day 3: Rain Haiku

Today, the words are on the page but am feeling it forced, rushed, and the “have to” feeling is creeping up on me. I have this vision to create a little collection of poems on a theme: rain. Tonight I’m … Continue reading

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SOLSC Day16: Hyacinths for the Soul

For thirty-one days I am posting a slice and reading others at Two Writing Teachers. If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft, And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, Sell one, and with the … Continue reading

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Happy National Haiku Day

Today is National Haiku Poetry Day. And I have haiku news I am excited to share. I was published in the latest issue of Acorn, a contemporary haiku journal. And here’s a recent haiku from the Shiki Kukai Monthly competition. … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: Day 18 of 31

I have just started participating with Shiki Kukai Monthly haiku group. It is an opportunity to submit haiku for peer review. There are two categories: haiku featuring a kigo (Japanese for season) word and then a free form format. Last … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: Poetry Friday

Yesterday on the way to work. I saw pink blossoms on trees. These are the first I have seen and truly an indicator that spring is on its way. A haiku for these blossoms. plum blossoms bloom new beginnings Poetry … Continue reading

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SOLSC Day 1 of 31

Today is day one of thirty one days for the Slice Of Life Challenge. I have had a great week. On Wednesday, two wonderful things happened. First, my writing group met. Love my group. I am in the process of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Nengajo Postcard Exchange

Somewhere last month, I stumbled into a Nengajo Postcard Exchange with haiku writers from around the world. I believe it’s from the Japanese custom of sending New Year cards out. Here’s mine: ocean waves snake along the coast new beginnings … Continue reading

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Poem a Day Challenge: Day 12

While I have not posted my daily work, I have twelve haiku written for the month. I recently read Ten Ways to Improve Your Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch and found it quite helpful. Having been raised on the 5-7-5 … Continue reading

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Poem a Day

I am following the prompts and one was about the full moon. I love how the moon had many different names: pink moon, beaver moon, blue moon, and it goes on. Here’s my attempt: sanguine moon Illumines clouds of witnesses … Continue reading

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