unrequited love

For the I Doodle, You ‘Ku challenge, on Aubrie Cox’s Yay Words blog:

unrequited love
he in his world
she in hers

A new month, a new challenge. I am looking forward to taking part in another of Aubrie Cox’s I Doodle, You ‘Ku Challenges. I will be posting my haiku responses in the comments section of each of her blog posts, as well as on this blog. To get the full effect of the haiku matched with the doodle though, you will need to click on the link to Aubrie’s blog to see her wonderful (and often whimsical) doodles.

December Haiku Share- Day 24

December Haiku Share

first light –
another bird voice
joins the choir
— Cara Holman

NaHaiWriMo, April 2011

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abandoned lot
somewhere there are birds
like these
angie werren

Haiku News — vol 1 no 33 (August, 2012)

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listening all night
to the mockingbird sing
borrowed tunes
I wonder which
voice is mine

— Jenny Ward Angyal

Atlas Poetica Special Feature:
Snipe Rising from a Marsh, April 2012

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strains of Mozart echo in the hall while the nightingale sings
~isabelle loverro

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persimmon sky
two blackbirds puff up
their silhouettes
— Polona Oblak

The Heron’s Nest XIV:1

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heart of summer
the cardinal’s song
reddens
— S.M. Abeles

paper wasp 18.4

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waking again
to find it dark
then in the stillness
the first birds
begin to sing
— Alison Williams

Blithe Spirit Vol.22 No.3 August 2012
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empty bed
the wren’s nest
cracks in the frost
— Seánan Forbes

An earlier version of this appeared in Sketchbook 5:2

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first yellow crocus …
i release
my winter heart
— Pamela A. Babusci

Basho Haiku Festival Anthology 1997 (Japan)

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splintered moon . . .
the last swan song fades
into the shadows
— Kathy Uyen Nguyen

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winter still
the song of a bird
i’ve never heard
— Sandi Pray

see haiga here

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first frost
our breaths blow away
each other
— Alegria Imperial

LYNX feb 2012

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first cold day
the cat kneads
a patch of sunlight
— Lauren Mayhew

The Heron’s Nest XIV:2, June 2012

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a bird song
no need to know
the color of its wings
— Christine L. Villa

Haigaonline (Vol. 12 Issue 2, Dec. 2011)
For easy viewing, see haiga here

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first light–
the kettle whistles
as birds sing
Billy Howell-Sinnard

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first spring day this breeze her hair
— Kirsten Cliff

DailyHaiku Cycle 12, Dec. 12, 2011

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first snow
cascading through cedar
a woodpecker’s call
— Margaret Dornaus

The Heron’s Nest, vol. XIV , no.2 , June 2012

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first snow!
the congregation of birds
suddenly bolder
— Carmen Sterba

The Heron’s Nest, VII:3

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dawnlight–
a strand of saffron
releasing the yellow
sanjuktaa

Frogpond, 35.2

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snowflakes fall
at first light
a child’s laughter
— Jone MacCulloch

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December Haiku Share- Day 8

December Haiku Share

night sky –
my thumb
eclipsing the moon
Cara Holman

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

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night of silence
i find a river stone
in my pocket
— Pamela A. Babusci
HM: 11th HIA Haiku Contest (2009)

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ebb tide
the night nurse
closes your eyes
— Seánan Forbes

Acorn 29, Autumn 2012

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choir practise…
at the pan yard night sky
through shutters
— gillena cox

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doomed
to sleepless nights-
the hare on the moon
— sanjuktaa

A Hundred Gourds, issue 1:2, March 2012

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your words
before you left . . .
craters on the moon
— — Polona Oblak

2nd place Shiki Kukai January 2011
carving darkness: Red Moon Anthology 2011

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morning moon . .
an old cat walks
his older master
Sandi Pray

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shooting star
my wish for
an unhurried life
— Lauren Mayhew

The Heron’s Nest XIII, 2: June 2011

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I write her love notes
on torn away pieces
of paper moon
—  S.M. Abeles

Chrysanthemum Vol. 12

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poor moth,
come on, I show you
the moon
Lech Szeglowski

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cold moon
still the weight of her baby
in my arms
Kirsten Cliff

DailyHaiku, Cycle 12, January 27, 2012

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memorial
so many empty chairs
touched by moonlight
— Margaret Dornaus

AHG, 1.1, December 2011
CHO, 8.1, April 2012

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blue moon
tracing the length of time
between us
— Christine L. Villa

NaHaiWriMo, August 2011
see haiga here 

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gibbous moon
reflects the path
we neglected
— Jone MacCulloch

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crescent moon
no expression on the face
of the doll
Alison Williams

Modern Haiku 43.2 Summer 2012

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early moon–
she pats blue corn masa
into perfect circles
— Terri Hale French

Shiki Kukai, August 2009

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December Haiku Share- Day 7

December Haiku Share

before
we had words
plum blossoms
Cara Holman

3rd place, 2011 Thom Williams Memorial Contest

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plum viewing
i abandon
the moon
Pamela A. Babusci

Evergreen English Haiku Journal
15:4 (April 2005) Japan

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before
the drizzle dissipates –
scent of pink rose
gillena cox

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December’s breath plum blossoms carried by wind
~Isabelle Loverro

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everything
we have in common
plum blossom rain
Polona Oblak

The Heron’s Nest XIII:3 (september 2011)

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cherry blossom—
it is between
me and God
Lech Szeglowski

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red nails
shredding the night
into dawn
S.M. Abeles

Notes From The Gean 14

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woodland path
the scent of plum blossoms
draws us forward

Carmen Sterba
sunlit jar, 2002 KO, fall/winter 2001

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falling blossoms
the words you whisper
in my ear
Christine L. Villa

Berry Blue Haiku, August 2011

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fallen blossoms –
loading empty beehives
on the truck
Kirsten Cliff

Kokako 8, April 2008

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cherry blossoms
I let your cold hand
fall
Seánan Forbes

Daily Haiku, Cycle 13, Summer 2012

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blossoms
full again
fewer friends
Marie Shimane

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first snow moon
I dream
cherry blossoms
Yousei Hime

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cherry blossom . . .
the baby’s hand unfolds
around my finger
Margaret Dornaus

Sakura Award, 2011 VCBF

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cherry blossoms
after
your first kiss
Jone MacCulloch

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even
on a dented beer-can
cherry blossoms
— sanjuktaa

HM, VCBF, 2012

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leaves
divided – joined
by the tree
Alison Williams

Blithe Spirit Vol.9 No. 1 March 1999

December Haiku Share- Day 6

December Haiku Share

hushed dawn
bird tracks
in the snow
Cara Holman

From “The Scent of Pine” rengay with Kirsten Cliff; A Hundred Gourds 1:3, June 2012

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winter storm
the mailbox flag
stays up
Terri Hale French

Daily Haiku, March 27, 2011

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beneath the snow bulbs lie sleeping waiting for Spring ~Isabelle Loverro

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listening for dawn . .
the coolness of the moon
breathing
Sandi Pray

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roll over
moonlight–until dawn
winter taste
Yousei Hime

Revision from haiku posted at  Shiteki Na Usagi

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shrovetide
a blackbird’s shadow crosses
the church steps
Alison Williams

Acorn No.7 Fall 2001

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cricket violins
mockingbirds respond
dawn song
Jone MacCulloch

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as I begin to sing
in my head
the sparrows scatter
Kirsten Cliff

Kokako 9, September 2008
Waiariki Institute of Technology 2010 Calendar

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dawn wind
blowing west
the night sky
S.M. Abeles

South By Southeast Vol. 19.2

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First morning.
The old tree’s shadow
stretches from the sun.
Seánan Forbes

Acorn #24

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sick in bed . . .
a baby robin’s trill
warms my blanket
Christine L. Villa

Multiverses 1:1 (see haiga under haiku gallery)
for easy viewing

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empty snowy field
the scarecrow
points to a hare
Lech Szeglowski

Shiki Monthly Kukai, December 2008

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December dusk-
ink spilled
on a white canvas
sanjuktaa

The Heron’s Nest, June ’07

hushed dawn

December Haiku Share

Thanks to Kirsten Cliff for giving me the idea to pull haiku from some of our collaborative rengay. I never thought of them as stand-alone haiku before, until I re-read them all again yesterday and realized that each haiku really did have a life of its own, outside of the rengay. The starter haiku below is from “The Scent of Pine” , the first (of thirteen!) rengay that Kirsten and I wrote together this year:

hushed dawn
bird tracks
in the snow

From “The Scent of Pine” rengay with Kirsten Cliff; A Hundred Gourds 1:3, June 2012

 

Suggested themes: dawn, birds, snow, winter, or animal tracks. Or pull a haiku from a rengay you have written. 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.

show & tell

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge- Day 21

There is a synchronicity in today’s Poetic Asides prompt, by Bruce Niedt, to use song titles to write a poem. I just sent off a submission to Aubrie Cox yesterday, for her upcoming post in which we were to use only song titles to write haiku, etc. Aubrie’s rules were a bit more stringent: no extra words were allowed beyond those in the actual titles. Punctuation was the only thing that could be added. I have to admit that I tweaked Bruce’s rules a bit, to make my life easier. I only used three song titles instead of five (after all, this is 3 -line haiku!), and only the first title was selected completely randomly. Once I got “show & tell” as a first line, I played around with other title possibilities from my itunes, until I found two others that would work together.

show & tell
three little birds singing
in the sunshine

Song Title Credits:

“show & tell”– Al Wilson
“three little birds”– Bob Marley
“sunshine”–Keane

“Ten thousand birds” is a spring kigo. I’ll settle for three. ;-)More poetic responses can be read on the Poetic Asides blog.