December Haiku Share- Day 12

December Haiku Share

the waiter asks
if I’m alone –
winter clouds
Cara Holman

1st place, Sketchbook Kukai, Nov/Dec 2010 

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sun going down-
a lonely boy asking
if I got a son
— Lech Szeglowski

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the long white apron
of a barman–
the day menu unscrews
— Alan Summers

Snapshots 9 (2001)

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inside dewdrops
the only time I am
the size I feel
— S.M. Abeles

Shamrock Haiku Journal Vol. 22

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clouds lie cradled
near the sun
dark december days
~isabelle loverro

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sudden chill . .
the stillness of a mountain
knee deep in clouds
— Sandi Pray

see haiga here

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cloud hands
the cat observes
my tai chi moves
— Lauren Mayhew

bottlerockets, 13:1, summer 2011

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riverbank-
dipping my toes
in winter clouds
— sanjuktaa

2nd place, Sketchbook kukai, Nov-Dec 2010

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stratus clouds
his slow
recovery
— Polona Oblak

A Hundred Gourds 1:2 (March 2012)

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writing your name
on a napkin
& kissing it…
the waiter asks
if i desire anything
— Pamela A. Babusci

Eucalypt Issue 3 2007

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winter silence…
the phone rings
only in my head
— Christine L. Villa

Notes From the Gean (Fall 2011: Vol. 3, Issue 2)
See haiga here 

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each day continues
a journey of loneliness
crows screech overhead
— Marie Shimane

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winter afternoon
one empty space
in the library carpark
— Kirsten Cliff

Honorable Mention, Haiku International Association 2009 Haiku Contest

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cumulus
I realise I’ve lived
all my life on islands
— Alison Williams

Presence #45 January 2012

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falling snow
and suddenly we stop
for deer
— angie werren

pay attention: a river of stones (April, 2011)

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winter morning
the stillness
of your face
— Seánan Forbes

Daily Haiku, Cycle 13

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nimbus clouds
one candle lit
at the confluence
Jone MacCulloch

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equinox my glass half-full again
Margaret Dornaus

Modern Haiku, 43.2, Summer 2012

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winter constellations
we listen to music
in the dark
Dawn Apanius

December Haiku Share- Day 11

December Haiku Share

sultry afternoon
a spider dangles
by a strand
Cara Holman

Acorn #29, Fall 2012

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sultry afternoon
beads of sweat
on the Coke can
— Terri Hale French

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tangled in a dream
amid beads of sun
sultry dawn
— Sandi Pray

see haiga here 

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sultry afternoon
all my lipsticks
bleed
into scarlet layers
of this fuchsia heart
Pamela A. Babusci

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between the building
and the scaffolding
a spider’s thread
Alison Williams

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overcast . . .
the bloom of spider silk
from a sparrow’s nest
— Kathy Uyen Nguyen

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crawling
from unexpected places . . .
her childhood fears
— Christine L. Villa

A Hundred Gourds (1:2 March 2012)
see haiga here

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*waka taua –
paua eyes reflect
the afternoon midges
— Kirsten Cliff

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

*Waka Taua is a Maori war canoe.

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fresh stump
a spider scurries
across aeons
— Polona Oblak

Notes From the Gean 2:4 (March 2011)

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finally free
from that collapsed mine
spider
— S.M. Abeles

South by Southeast 19.3

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summer day
I ask the fruit monger
to spray me too
— Seánan Forbes

Frogpond XXXV:1

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another dream these spider woven strands on my fingers
— angie werren

– “Things with Wings & Other Poems” Yay Words! (June 2012)

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butterfly net . . .
all the words I can’t
take back
— Margaret Dornaus

Modern Haiku, 43.3, Autumn 2012

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tatting shuttle
catches spider silk
story knots
— Jone MacCulloch

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from crocus to crocus-
the spider adding
a new dimension
sanjuktaa

Frogpond, 34.3, 2011

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sultry sunset
a droplet of shiny sweat
on her navel
Lech Szeglowski

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threads of silk
by ancient weavers
between the trees
~isabelle loverro

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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December Haiku Share- Day 9

December Haiku Share

hawks
catching thermals
slow moving clouds
Cara Holman

1st place, WD Poetic Form Challenge: Hay(na)ku, Aug. 2011
Writer’s Digest, January 2012

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roads not taken
the shifting shapes
of clouds
— Seánan Forbes

a version of this appeared in Daily Haiku, Cycle 13, Summer 2012

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cold moon
even the owl
has flown
— angie werren

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waiting for the moon . .
a hawk weaves
a handful of clouds
— Sandi Pray

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shirtless
he weeds
between the gravestones
— Kirsten Cliff

Moonset 6:1 2010

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passing clouds
the scent of honeysuckle
in a crow’s wings
— Christine L. Villa

3rd place, Svetlana Marisova Memorial Kukai, September 2012

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eclipse
a mother
bares her breast
Polona Oblak

A Hundred Gourds 1:3

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a hawk’s wingspan
between wire and sky
teacup moon
Kathy Uyen Nguyen

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tree-topper
the red-tailed hawk, a lone
winged angel
Margaret Dornaus

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sun down the wake of a red-tailed hawk
— sanjuktaa

From Things with Wings, edited by Aubrie Cox
You can see the doodle by Aubrie that inspired it here.

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autumn wind …
sparrow riding
my car antenna
— Pamela A. Babusci

Heron Quarterly 1:4 (October 1997)

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hummingbird
dive bombs
her quivering lip
— 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