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.

December Haiku Share- Day 10

December Haiku Share

evening solitude
the mountain lake
deeper than starlight
Cara Holman

Daily Haiku Cycle 13, April 2012

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twilight solace…
slices of carambola
in a fruit salad
— Gillena Cox

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towards twilight . .
a raven still holding
the sun
— Sandi Pray

see haiga here

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evening in the mountains
the air holds the song
of a temple bell
— Seánan Forbes

Shamrock No. 18

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snow falling
on white chrysanthemums
an evening in silence
— Pamela A. Babusci

Frogpond 23:1 (2000)

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almost dark
the mountains melt
into each other
— Alison Williams

Haiku Spirit Issue 20 October 2000

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skipping stone
i move
the mountain
— Polona Oblak

A Hundred Gourds 1:4 (September 2012)

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in a tea room
overlooking winter’s lake
69 tomorrow
— Marie Shimane

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lost
in that deepest green . . .
the mountain alone
has left its imprint
on my psyche
— Kirsten Cliff

‘Forever Home’ tanka sequence with Margaret Dornaus, LYNX 27:3, October 2012
see this link for the image that inspired the tanka

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the peaks and valleys
of her stories
where she hides
— S.M. Abeles

Prune Juice, Vol. 9

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emptiness–
setting upside down
the sand timer
— Lech Szeglowski

Mainichi Daily News
Daily Haiku Selection
Oct. 27, 2011

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city lights homesick for the stars
— Margaret Dornaus

AHG, 1.2, March 2012

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starless night
the small comfort
of tree lights
— Lauren Mayhew

bottlerockets, 14:1, summer 2012

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new frost moon –
the echo of footsteps
behind me
— angie werren

Shiki Kukai, November 2012

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tide pool clumps of mussels sipping starlight on the rocks
— Kathy Uyen Nguyen

With Cherries on Top: 31 Flavors from NaHaiWriMo (Ed. Michael Dylan Welch, 2012)

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starry night tripping over the banyan roots
sanjuktaa

AHG, 1.4, September 2012

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first snowfall
samovar tea sipped
winter solitude
— Jone MacCulloch

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karaoke music
not a single star
stands out tonight
— Christine L. Villa

Things With Wings (edited by Aubrie Cox, Yay Word!)
for easy viewing

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evening solitude

December Haiku Share

I wrote this one about Lake Tahoe. So many directions to take this: evening, solitude, mountains, lakes, starlight…

evening solitude
 the mountain lake
deeper than starlight

Daily Haiku Cycle 13, April 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.

lamb’s ear

December Haiku Share

A few housekeeping items. Please let me know how you would like your name to appear with your haiku, if it is NOT the same as the name with which you left a comment. And I’d be happy to add a link to a blog, website, or twitter or Facebook handle– I’ve been picking them off the comments when I can. Finally, if you spot any errors (I’m doing this all through cut and paste, and wrestling with WordPress for formatting), please let me know so I can fix them. This includes hyperlinks that point to the wrong place! I’ve been proofing things the best I can, but still, errors can creep in….

Onto the next prompt. I would be totally remiss if I didn’t  include at least one haiku with rain. This is Portland, after all.

lamb’s ear
the softness
of summer rain

Daily Haiku- Cycle 13, August 2012

 

Suggested themes: herbs, summer flowers, summer (in general), the sense of touch, or of course, rain. 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.

Upcoming Publications

It’s been silent on my blog ever since the 31 prompters, 31 days challenge on NaHaiWriMo ended on August 31. That’s jointly due to the back-to-school busyness, and also to all the journals and contests that have their deadlines between August 15 and September 15. I can’t even think how many haiku, senryu, and rengay I must have submitted. But it all pays off in the end: I have works that will appear in the following publications this fall:

  • 2 haiku, plus a rengay with Kirsten Cliff, to appear in Aubrie Cox’s Every Road Takes Me to the Sea post
  • 1 haiku, to appear in Modern Haiku
  • 2 haiku, plus a rengay with Angela Terry and Julie Warther, to appear in Frogpond
  • 1 haiku, to appear in Acorn
  • 3 haiku, plus 3 rengay with Angela Terry and Julie Warther, to appear in A Hundred Gourds
  • an interview with Ina Roy and Andrea Heiberg, to appear on in our books
  • 2 haiku, to appear in tinywords
  • 1 haiku, to appear in Mariposa

Recent publications include:

new coolness

My fourth (and final) week of being a Daily Haiku Cycle 13 contributor. Please follow along!

August 31

new coolness
an empty snail shell
under the heather

I wrote this haiku mid-summer about something I observed last fall when I was cleaning up the planting area in our front yard. At that time, fall seemed very far away. Not so anymore. This morning I awoke to cool, crisp air coming in through our open bedroom windows. Definitely fall in the air!