early dusk

The results of the February Shiki Kukai have just been posted to the Shiki Kukai archives. The kigo topic was “withered plants” and the free format topic was “cover”.

 a robin’s remains
beneath the bramble
chill wind


early dusk –
slipping between the covers
of my favorite book


December Haiku Share- Day 31

— December Haiku Share

snow flurries
a fresh batch
of resolutions
— Cara Holman

Shiki Kukai, January 2012


clapping together
another snowstorm
— Jenny Ward Angyal

Magnapoets 7, Jan. 2011


winter darkness
we run out
of subjects to change
Seánan Forbes

Modern Haiku 43:3


New Year’s Day
the dragon tattoo
red and puffy
— Peter Newton

The Language of Dragons, ed. by Aubrie Cox


my mother
did she realize the power
of her words?
beneath snowy pines
forgiveness begins
Pamela A. Babusci
Multiverses Issue 1 2012


first snow –
that moment just before
Eating Honey
— angie werren

*NaHaiWriMo (December, 2011)


icy breaths –
half my life spent
reliving the past
— S.M. Abeles

World Haiku Review (December 2012),
2nd place, Neo-Classical category


large flakes of snow the silence of pines
— Lauren Mayhew


a white mare’s whinny
lifts a cloud
— Polona Oblak


second chances
bare branches
— Sandi Pray

see haiga here


a gift bag of needles
under the tree
Margaret Dornaus

Acorn, no. 27, Fall 2011


crumbling brickwork
echoes across the canal . . .
with every bridge
I renew my faith
in a boundless sky
— Kirsten Cliff

‘Forever Home’ (with Margaret Dornaus)
LYNX 27:3, October 2012


with time served
only a couple of days –
prison yard snow
— Johnny Baranski

(from my tri-fold “First Snow” a Teahouse Pamphlet 2003)


another new year
I take with me the scent
of Christmas memories
— Christine L. Villa

see haiga here

creekside departure . . .
wet stardust falling
from a swan’s wings
— Kathy Uyen Nguyen

My origami haiga here


snow flurries
her last
wheezy breath
— Jone MacCulloch


first snow
still we find
the gaps
— Alegria Imperial

from a haiga published at NTFG 3:3 December 2011
see haiga here 



*this is a “pooh-ku” — based on this A.A. Milne quote:

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” ~angie werren


garden spider

December Haiku Share

I write a surprising number of haiku about spiders, although the prompt for this one was actually “weaving”. Share a haiku about gardens, spiders, weaving, dew, or webs.

garden spider –
weaving the dew
into its web

1st place, Shiki Kukai, November 2010

“haiku Wall”  at the Quarterly HSA Meeting
in Bend, Oregon, June 3-5, 2011

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.