December Haiku Share- Day 31

– December Haiku Share

snow flurries
a fresh batch
of resolutions
– Cara Holman

Shiki Kukai, January 2012

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bootsoles
clapping together
another snowstorm
– Jenny Ward Angyal

Magnapoets 7, Jan. 2011

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winter darkness
we run out
of subjects to change
Seánan Forbes

Modern Haiku 43:3

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New Year’s Day
the dragon tattoo
red and puffy
– Peter Newton

The Language of Dragons, ed. by Aubrie Cox

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my mother
did she realize the power
of her words?
beneath snowy pines
forgiveness begins
Pamela A. Babusci
Multiverses Issue 1 2012

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first snow –
that moment just before
Eating Honey
– angie werren

*NaHaiWriMo (December, 2011)

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icy breaths –
half my life spent
reliving the past
– S.M. Abeles

World Haiku Review (December 2012),
2nd place, Neo-Classical category

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large flakes of snow the silence of pines
– Lauren Mayhew

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snowflakes…
a white mare’s whinny
lifts a cloud
– Polona Oblak

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appreciating
second chances
bare branches
– Sandi Pray

see haiga here

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epiphany–
a gift bag of needles
under the tree
Margaret Dornaus

Acorn, no. 27, Fall 2011

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crumbling brickwork
echoes across the canal . . .
with every bridge
I renew my faith
in a boundless sky
– Kirsten Cliff

‘Forever Home’ (with Margaret Dornaus)
LYNX 27:3, October 2012

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with time served
only a couple of days –
prison yard snow
– Johnny Baranski

(from my tri-fold “First Snow” a Teahouse Pamphlet 2003)

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another new year
I take with me the scent
of Christmas memories
– Christine L. Villa

see haiga here
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creekside departure . . .
wet stardust falling
from a swan’s wings
– Kathy Uyen Nguyen

My origami haiga here

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snow flurries
her last
wheezy breath
– Jone MacCulloch

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first snow
still we find
the gaps
– Alegria Imperial

from a haiga published at NTFG 3:3 December 2011
see haiga here 

 

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*this is a “pooh-ku” — based on this A.A. Milne quote:

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” ~angie werren

 

garden spider

December Haiku Share

I write a surprising number of haiku about spiders, although the prompt for this one was actually “weaving”. Share a haiku about gardens, spiders, weaving, dew, or webs.

garden spider -
weaving the dew
into its web

1st place, Shiki Kukai, November 2010

“haiku Wall”  at the Quarterly HSA Meeting
in Bend, Oregon, June 3-5, 2011


If you missed the initial post, click here to read about the month long haiku challenge I am holding right here on my blog this December.

the ocean

December Haiku Share

How about a romance, or any kind of relationship, even one that has gone sour. Or the ocean, moonlight, or the color blue again. Or any color eyes.

the ocean
bathed in moonlight
his deep blue eyes

Shiki Kukai, July 2012 
“Sea Bandits” edited by Aubrie Cox, Sept. 2012

If you missed the initial post, click here to read about the month long haiku challenge I am holding right here on my blog this December.

night sky

December Haiku Share

I think it’s high time for a moon ku. The prompt for this one was actually “anything quirky”.

night sky -
 my thumb
eclipsing the moon

1st place, Shiki Kukai, July 2010
3rd place, Shiki Kukai 8th Annual Poets’ Choice Kukai

 

If you missed the initial post, click here to read about the month long haiku challenge I am holding right here on my blog this December.

lingering cold

It’s always fun to take part in the Shiki Annual Poets’ Choice Kukai. For the 3rd year in a row, I’ve had a haiku in the contending. It had very special meaning to me this time around that my haiku tied for 3rd place in the kigo category, as I was visiting California and staying just miles from where my parents are buried when the results came out. It is always bittersweet to visit California, but on the balance, I’d say I’ve had more good times than bad ones over the years I spent either living or just visiting there.

lingering cold
the long ride home
from the cemetery

 The full set of results can be read here.