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.

melting snow

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge- Day 17

Today’s  guest prompt by Maxie Steer is to make the title “How to [blank]”. I settled for just using the phrase somewhere in my haiku. I did autumn yesterday, so today I decided to go with a spring kigo:

melting snow
learning how
to let go

More poetic responses can be read on the Poetic Asides blog.

cold moon

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge- Day 4

I had to be a little creative with the prompt today. The prompt was to make the title: “Just Beneath [blank]”, and then fill in the blank and write the poem. But of course, haiku not having titles, this was not possible. My next thought was to make this the first line, but then I lost the short-long-short rhythm of the haiku, and every attempt I made sounded too contrived. So I finally settled on using the phrase “just beneath” anywhere in my haiku, and came up with this: (The guest prompter today was Marie Elena Good.)

 

cold moon
just beneath the crust of snow
more snow

“Cold moon” is a winter  kigo. More poetic responses can be read on the Poetic Asides blog.