December Haiku Share- Day 10

December Haiku Share

evening solitude
the mountain lake
deeper than starlight
Cara Holman

Daily Haiku Cycle 13, April 2012


twilight solace…
slices of carambola
in a fruit salad
— Gillena Cox


towards twilight . .
a raven still holding
the sun
— Sandi Pray

see haiga here


evening in the mountains
the air holds the song
of a temple bell
— Seánan Forbes

Shamrock No. 18


snow falling
on white chrysanthemums
an evening in silence
— Pamela A. Babusci

Frogpond 23:1 (2000)


almost dark
the mountains melt
into each other
— Alison Williams

Haiku Spirit Issue 20 October 2000


skipping stone
i move
the mountain
— Polona Oblak

A Hundred Gourds 1:4 (September 2012)


in a tea room
overlooking winter’s lake
69 tomorrow
— Marie Shimane


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


the peaks and valleys
of her stories
where she hides
— S.M. Abeles

Prune Juice, Vol. 9


setting upside down
the sand timer
— Lech Szeglowski

Mainichi Daily News
Daily Haiku Selection
Oct. 27, 2011


city lights homesick for the stars
— Margaret Dornaus

AHG, 1.2, March 2012


starless night
the small comfort
of tree lights
— Lauren Mayhew

bottlerockets, 14:1, summer 2012


new frost moon –
the echo of footsteps
behind me
— angie werren

Shiki Kukai, November 2012


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)


starry night tripping over the banyan roots

AHG, 1.4, September 2012


first snowfall
samovar tea sipped
winter solitude
— Jone MacCulloch


karaoke music
not a single star
stands out tonight
— Christine L. Villa

Things With Wings (edited by Aubrie Cox, Yay Word!)
for easy viewing


show & tell

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge- Day 21

There is a synchronicity in today’s Poetic Asides prompt, by Bruce Niedt, to use song titles to write a poem. I just sent off a submission to Aubrie Cox yesterday, for her upcoming post in which we were to use only song titles to write haiku, etc. Aubrie’s rules were a bit more stringent: no extra words were allowed beyond those in the actual titles. Punctuation was the only thing that could be added. I have to admit that I tweaked Bruce’s rules a bit, to make my life easier. I only used three song titles instead of five (after all, this is 3 -line haiku!), and only the first title was selected completely randomly. Once I got “show & tell” as a first line, I played around with other title possibilities from my itunes, until I found two others that would work together.

show & tell
three little birds singing
in the sunshine

Song Title Credits:

“show & tell”– Al Wilson
“three little birds”– Bob Marley

“Ten thousand birds” is a spring kigo. I’ll settle for three. ;-)More poetic responses can be read on the Poetic Asides blog.