awake with the dawn

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

awake with the dawn
one by one
thoughts emerge
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December Haiku Share- Day 19

December Haiku Share

streetlights reflected
in wet pavement
winter dawn
— Cara Holman

Mariposa #26, Spring/Summer 2012

 

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listening
for the silence
between raindrops
yesterday’s blunders
wash out to sea
— Jenny Ward Angyal

GUSTS 15, spring/summer 2012

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winter darkness
we run out
of subjects to change
— Seánan Forbes

Modern Haiku 43:3

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december’s dawn
drops of dew
between the mums
~isabelle loverro

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winter drizzle . .
the sound of sunlight
in a mockingbird’s song
— Sandi Pray

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to return
or not to return
—winter twilight

revenir
ou ne pas revenir
– crepuscule d’hiver

— Lech Szeglowski
(haiku translated into French by I. Codrescu)

* Full publication credits below

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raindrops
fall on still water –
tiny ripples
these subtle longings
of my heart
— Lauren Mayhew

A Hundred Gourds 1:2, March 2012

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frost
turns to dew . . .
his handwritten note

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relentless rain
fragments of lotus
fragments of me…
would i do it all again
love him recklessly
— Pamela A. Babusci

A Thousand Reasons

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hailstorm . . .
three red petals left
to scent this rose
— Kirsten Cliff

Caribbean Kigo Kukai, September 2012

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the church bell
has a strange sound to it
freezing rain
— Johnny Baranski

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winter sky–
the white cat’s eyes
bluer

ciel d’hiver–
le blanc des yeux du chat
plus bleu

Alegria Imperial

Daily Haiku Selection, April 22, 2011
(Mainichi, Japan)

French translation by Serge Tome at tempslibres.com

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cold wind
the front and back
of my hand
— angie werren

the zen space — Spring 2012 Showcase
(it’s a haiga)

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warming my heart
on a winter night
a snowman collection
— Christine L. Villa

See Haiku Here, January 2012
See Kuniharu Shimizu’s artwork here

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winter breaths
and many other things
I’d just as soon forget
— S.M. Abeles

Prune Juice Issue 8

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who will call me now
by my other name . . .
soft rain falling
— Margaret Dornaus

NaHaiWriMo, February 2012

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thawing pine . . .
all it takes to say
I love you
— Kathy Uyen Nguyen

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black clouds
grumble with thunder –
red umbrellas
— Juliet Wilson

Haiku Scotland

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solstice
gray rain
pounds the streets
— Jone MacCulloch

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* Rest of publication credits for Lech Szeglowski:

DailyHaiga, 18 January 2010. Art by Dorota Pyra.

Haiga with haiku in French by Ion Codrescu.

Dreams Wander On: Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness, edited by Robert Epstein, Published by Modern English Tanka Press, Baltimore, Maryland 2011.

Haïga. Peindre en poésie, by Ion Codrescu, Published by A.F.H. Association francophone de haiku, Barjols, France 2012.

streetlights reflected

December Haiku Share

We’ve done summer rain, now it’s time to share a haiku, tanka, or haiga about winter rain, streetlights, reflections, pavement, dawn, rain in general, or winter in general.

streetlights reflected
in wet pavement
winter dawn

Mariposa #26, Spring/Summer 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 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.