for just a moment

NaHaiWriMo- 2/19/13 (prompt: blue)

for just a moment
lost in the past
blue eucalyptus

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December Haiku Share- Day 16

December Haiku Share

blue eucalyptus
the muffled sound
of crashing waves
— Cara Holman

Daily Haiku Cycle 13, June 2012

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singing moon—
the sea folds itself
into stars
angie werren

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

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lost in a depth of blue the crocus blooms
~isabelle loverro

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autumn sunset
the flutter of a sail
as it loses wind
Polona Oblak

The Heron’s Nest XIV:2

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i visualize
Chagall’s indigo paint
washing over
his Blue Lovers
in one continuous stroke
Pamela A. Babusci
Ribbons Vol. 7:1 spring 2011

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slightly blue
the scent of moon
at midnight
Sandi Pray

see haiga here

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dancing to the beat
of the street musicians
– a grey squirrel.
Juliet Wilson

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summer reading
page after page
of blue sky
— S.M. Abeles

A Hundred Gourds 2:1

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ocean breeze
his eyes locked
on her grass skirt
— Christine L. Villa

NaHaiWriMo, August 2012

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the night he left…
the many sounds
of summer rain
— Kirsten Cliff

DailyHaiku Cycle 12, November 2, 2011

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night market
the bass flexes its back
toward the sea
— Seánan Forbes

Daily Haiku, Cycle 13

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tam-tam—
she in the mask
is born to the life
— Lech Szeglowski

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giving voice to my night coyotes
— Margaret Dornaus

Modern Haiku, 43.1, Winter/Spring 2012

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ocean winds
the muted timbre
of sea grass
— Jone MacCulloch

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among
the names of God ringing
like empty bells
the distant stars
sound their white silence
— Jenny Ward Angyal

Moonbathing 3, Fall/Winter 2010-11

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blue dusk–
she lifts her veil a little
to view the moon

—  sanjuktaa

With Cherries on Top, edited by Michael Dylan Welch

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blue eucalyptus

December Haiku Share

Because I love the ocean so much (and also apparently the color blue!), share a haiku about the ocean, eucalyptus, any kind of sound, or the color blue (for the third time!):

blue eucalyptus
the muffled sound
of crashing waves

Daily Haiku Cycle 13, June 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.

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.

December Haiku Share- Day 2

December Haiku Share

evening fog
the sound of geese
comes and goes
Cara Holman

Multiverses 1.1, June 2012

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eventide…
more and more trees turn into
silhouettes
Gillena Cox

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westbound train –
the estuary
pale with gulls
Alison Williams

Presence #19 January 2003

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night fog
anyway, I remember you,
moon
— Lech Szeglowski

The Shiki Monthly Kukai, September 2009

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foggy noon
sheep on the hills
climb into clouds
— Maire Morrissey-Cummins

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to say yes or no?
geese unstitch themselves
from the sky
— Seánan Forbes

A Hundred Gourds 1:4, September 2012

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in darkness
we forget our anger . . .
suddenly
the sound of wild geese
piercing the starless night
— Margaret Dornaus

Ribbons, Spring 2011

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dense fog—
a Christmas song
from the carillon
— Michael Dylan Welch

Frogpond 18:4, Winter 1995, page 22 (in the “Angels We Have Heard On High” sequence)

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in sky-mind
the broken-winged gander
soars
— Marie Shimane

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suspended
from an evening cloud
the mountain
Kirsten Cliff

the taste of nashi: New Zealand Haiku (Windrift, 2008)
Bay News, Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Waiariki Institute of Technology 2010 Calendar

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new moon
I walk all evening
but leave no footprints
S.M. Abeles

World Haiku Review, August 2012

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fog tendrils
curl around aspens
her baby’s first haircut
Jone Rush MacCulloch

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balmy evening
the whisper of her ashes
from the sea
Christine L. Villa

Sea Bandits 2012 (edited by Aubrie Cox of Yay Words)

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backyard teatime . . .
another heartache stirs
into the fog

Kathy Uyen Nguyen

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December Haiku Share- Day 1

December Haiku Share

a stranger in the crowd
that looks like you
blue mist
Cara Holman

Shiki Kigo Kukai, November 2012

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whispered secrets
the mist
absorbs the night
Seánan Forbes

Daily Haiku, Cycle 13, Summer 2012

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city street
I fall into step
with a stranger
Alison Williams

Blithe Spirit Vol.21 No.4 December 2011

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coming home
to an empty house
so many stars
Kirsten Cliff

Kokako 12, April 2010
evolution: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2011)

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where the blue goes
after sundown –
her bedroom eyes
S.M. Abeles

Frogpond Iss. 35.2

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pine mist . . .
a thousand suns shatter
from a robin’s landing
Kathy Uyen Nguyen

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street lights:
the shadows hold those kind
of women
Paula Moore

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blossoms in her hand
he smiles without knowing
her name
— Christine L. Villa

Sketchbook (January/February 29, 2012: Vol. 7, No. 1)
see haiga here 

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 a homeless man
all the signposts
erased by the mist
Lech Szeglowski

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trees dressed
red and yellow
only till the next big storm

Judy Cole

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December mist
a crow calls out
breaking the silence
Isabelle Loverro

a stranger in the crowd

December Haiku Share

Okay, here’s my idea for daily posts for the month of December. We all have growing collections of haiku, some of which may have appeared in online or print journals, won contests, been posted on blogs or social media in response to prompts, or are just sitting in our notebooks waiting for a chance to share them. I’d like to showcase these haiku, but in a very specific way. Every day I will post a haiku from my own archives (with publishing credits where appropriate), and in the comments, I’d love it if you would share one of your own haiku (with appropriate credits), that is related in some way. Think of the card game Crazy Eights, where the next card played has to match the current card in the discard pile in either rank or suit. So for my challenge, look for a matching haiku from your own archives (or yes, you can write a new haiku if you wish, but keep in mind that pretty much all journals will consider it published if you do), and share a haiku that keys off of either the season, topic, key words, or is a response to mine in any way.

My haiku for today is:

a stranger in the crowd
that looks like you
blue mist

(Shiki Kigo Kukai, November 2012)

You could share a haiku about strangers, crowds, the color blue, mist in particular, weather words in general, or even a haiku dealing with regret, longing or loneliness. I look forward to reading what you share! If I have enough of a response over the course of the month, I may put these together in small posts that I share on my blog periodically, or even a bigger collection at the end. I will do this daily, throughout the month of December. Participate as often as you choose!