liquidambar

A new issue of A Hundred Gourds has just been released, containing three of my haiku, as well as two rengay I wrote with Angela Terry and Julie Warther. Since AHG has asked for exclusive online rights for a period of 40 days following publication, I will not be posting my haiku and rengay from March yet, but you can read them on their website.

However, that means I can now post my haiku that appeared in A Hundred Gourds 2:1, December 2012.

raindrops
on the windowpane…
letting go

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Perseids shower
the blurred edges
of last night’s dream

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liquidambar
boxes of memories
that aren’t mine

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Also in the December issue are three “empty nest” rengay I wrote with Angela Terry and Julie Warther  last summer: “Waning Moon”, “A Different Blue”, and “Grade Five Rapids”.

Perseid’s shower

December Haiku Share

I decided to veer away from weather today, and wouldn’t you know, I had a hard time finding a haiku that didn’t at least hint at the weather in some way. I guess it’s one of our favorite topics around these parts. So instead, today’s theme is astronomical phenomena, dreams, or nighttime.

Perseid’s shower
the blurred edges
of last night’s dream

A Hundred Gourds 2.1, December 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.

Perseids

August 14 NaHaiWriMo- the prompt is “enlightenment”, provided by Carlos Colón. My haiku:

Perseids
wondering what else
I might have missed

Btw, this haiku prompted me to do a little grammar research. I was unsure whether it should be “might” or “may”. So I consulted the Grammar Girl. It seems that there are many fine nuances between the two, but basically “might” indicates a more likely situation than “may”. Or if you’re speaking of a negative situation, you generally use “might” so it doesn’t sound as if you were denied permission. Also, “might” is the past tense of “may”. And I’m still not 100% sure which applies in my particular situation. Sigh. So much grammar, so little time…