yielding

I’m pleased to have a couple of haiku in the June issue of A Hundred Gourds. In keeping with their policy of not reposting our works for a period of 40 days after they are first published in AHG, I will post my haiku from the March issue instead.

winter solitude
the click of my fingers
on the keyboard

yielding
to a sudden impulse
butterfly in the wind

end of summer
the dog’s bully stick
chewed down to a nub



December Haiku Share- Day 20

December Haiku Share

barefoot summer…
a drop of honeysuckle
on my tongue
— Cara Holman

NaHaiWriMo, April 2011
Standing Still: HNA Conference Anthology, Aug. 2011

 

***

sand between my toes
sea gulls and sea shells
castles washed away
~isabelle loverro

***

last kiss of summer
the sweet flesh
of a plum
— Seánan Forbes

Daily Haiku, Cycle 13

***

beach cottage
the musty smell
of old novels
— Lauren Mayhew

The Heron’s Nest XIII, 4: December 2011

***

wanting you
fills me up…
flower nectar
dripping on the
lace tablecloth
— Pamela A. Babusci

A Thousand Reasons

***

every summer
an orioles’ nest
suspended
at the tip of a branch
my dreams of flying
— Jenny Ward Angyal

Simply Haiku 10:1, summer 2012

***

honeysuckle nights . .
singing the Beatles
amidst fireflies
— Sandi Pray

see haiga here

***

lime pickle-
the tang
of an afternoon kiss
sanjuktaa

Frogpond 35:1, Winter 2012

***

heat wave
rising from the dust
rumbling hooves
— Kathy Uyen Nguyen

XIII Bilingual Calico Cat Haiku Contest 

***

no mail today
a taste of woodsmoke
on the wind
— Kirsten Cliff

From ‘Between the Birdsong’ (with Cara Holman)
LYNX 27:3, October 2012

***

neighbours’ gossip
spitting a cherry pit
as far as i can
— Polona Oblak

A Hundred Gourds 1:1

***

prickly heat
I taste the coolness
of island colors
— Christine L. Villa

 30 Days of Haiga on A 19 Planets Art Blog, Sept. 2012
See haiga here

***

the snag
of childhood dreams,
of kites in trees
— S.M. Abeles

paper wasp vol. 18.1

***

lovesmelovesmenot this memory of green beans
— angie werren

Things With Wings —
ed. by Aubrie Cox (June, 2012)

***

spring date
tasting the down
of dandelion
— Lech Szeglowski

Shiki Kukai, May 2007

***

words
we’ve left unsaid–
Indian summer
Alegria Imperial

1st Place, July 2011 Shiki Kukai

***

barefoot
the tides of summer
licking my toes
Linda L Ashok

***

campfire song
. . . mother’s note tucked
inside my bedroll
— Margaret Dornaus

 from the haibun, “Party People,”
A Hundred Gourds 2:1, Dec. 2012

***

summer
first kiss
the taste of blueberries
— Jone MacCulloch

barefoot summer

December Haiku Share

This has got to be my most workshopped haiku. It generated quite a discussion when it first appeared on NaHaiWriMo back in April 2011. Later that year, it was workshopped again at a late night haiku session at the Bend Haiku Weekend. And it received a little streamlining when I submitted it to the anthology for the HNA conference. Interestingly enough, the final version is not so different from the original!

barefoot summer…
a drop of honeysuckle
on my tongue

NaHaiWriMo, April 2011
Standing Still: HNA Conference Anthology, Aug. 2011

Share a haiku about a childhood summer memory, summer in general, honeysuckle, nectar, or the sense of taste. 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.

lamb’s ear

December Haiku Share

A few housekeeping items. Please let me know how you would like your name to appear with your haiku, if it is NOT the same as the name with which you left a comment. And I’d be happy to add a link to a blog, website, or twitter or Facebook handle– I’ve been picking them off the comments when I can. Finally, if you spot any errors (I’m doing this all through cut and paste, and wrestling with WordPress for formatting), please let me know so I can fix them. This includes hyperlinks that point to the wrong place! I’ve been proofing things the best I can, but still, errors can creep in….

Onto the next prompt. I would be totally remiss if I didn’t  include at least one haiku with rain. This is Portland, after all.

lamb’s ear
the softness
of summer rain

Daily Haiku- Cycle 13, August 2012

 

Suggested themes: herbs, summer flowers, summer (in general), the sense of touch, or of course, rain. 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.