10 – 16

16 October, 2018

cock crow opens doors

welcoming the rising sun

a flurry of dust

 

© Kim M Russell 2018

 

Kim says of herself, “I may be retired but I’m busier than ever writing haiku and other poetic forms, as well as stories and a second novel which is tricky when I am constantly tempted by the Norfolk countryside and a baby grandson in another part of the country!” You can read more of her work at Writing North Norfolk.

I liked the way the cock crow opens the portal of dawn, transforming the world.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!

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10 – 15

15 October, 2018

aged oak timber

tales told in each line of grain

imposing entrance

 

© Ken Gierke 2018

 

Note: aged should be pronounced age-ed

Lately, Ken finds himself focusing on Japanese poetry. He likes the way haiku and tanka offer an opportunity for subtlety in such few words. You can read more of his work at Rivvlogr.

I chose this one to open the way to other haiku for our theme of Portal. I liked the visual image.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


The Portal opens …

12 October, 2018

Welcome back to Pure Haiku!

I had a wonderful time reading through the 116 haiku submitted by 30 haiku writers. As always, it was difficult to choose between so many excellent haiku. If your haiku weren’t accepted this time, please send in more of your haiku next time we’re open to submissions.

It’s lovely to welcome back familiar faces as well as welcoming writers who are appearing here at Pure Haiku for the first time: – Walt Page, Jose Regojo, Tina Stewart Brakebill, Von Smith, Nidheesh Samant and Laney Ruocco.

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Those shortlisted for Featured Haiku Writer were: – Bruce Jewett, JulesPaige, Isabel Caves, Dragonsilk, Rich Unger and Merril D Smith. Find out who the Featured Haiku Writer is at the beginning of December …

Accompany me as I open the first portal that will take us into worlds familiar and strange … Discover portals within your minds, hidden in books and locked up in old memories. Meet new and familiar haiku writers, including one writer who apparently is distantly related to Dr Who himself!

Thank you for reading! Enjoy this journey exploring the theme of Portal.

© Freya Pickard 2018


Closed to Submissions

22 September, 2018

Pure Haiku is currently CLOSED to Submissions.

Everyone who has submitted haiku on the theme of PORTAL will be notified of the results by 15th October 2018.

The selected haiku will start appearing from 15th October 2018 onwards.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work! I am looking forward to reading all your submissions!

The next submission period here at Pure Haiku will be January 2019.

Don’t forget that if you like FREE e-books, you can download Silver Fire free of charge!


Deadline for Submissions is midnight tonight!

21 September, 2018

You only have a few hours left before the window of opportunity closes!

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is PORTAL.

This time, you are not allowed to use the words PORTAL in your haiku/senyru (and you cannot use this word in the title, if you choose to provide titles for your submissions). I want to receive haiku/senyru that are implicit in their mentions of PORTAL.

There will be 28 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 21st September 2018 at midnight.

PORTAL themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site between October and December 2018.

Find out how to submit your haiku at Submissions


Submissions of Haiku wanted!

12 September, 2018

I am looking for haiku that capture a single, vivid image in words.

I like snapshots frozen in time, conjuring something visual or audible or tactile that can be conveyed to the reader in just 17 syllables.

I like haiku that use the English language in an interesting way and that include juxtaposition and/or contrasts, looking at objects in a new, refreshing way.

I am looking for haiku that stand alone and say what they need to say by themselves without the need of a picture. I want the words themselves to convey a picture.

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, each haiku will be considered individually on its own merits. Please check your haiku contains the correct amount of syllables on each line before you email them to me.

Please note that I do not post photographs as it slows the blog down. I am unlikely to post haiku portraying negative views of politics or religion. Always remember, don’t TELL me, SHOW me!

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is PORTAL.

This time, you are not allowed to use the words PORTAL in your haiku/senyru (and you cannot use this word in the title, if you choose to provide titles for your submissions). I want to receive haiku/senyru that are implicit in their mentions of PORTAL.

There will be 28 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 21st September 2018 at midnight.

PORTAL themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site between October & December 2018.

Find out how to submit your haiku at Submissions


Pure Haiku is Open to Submissions

3 September, 2018

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is PORTAL.

This time, you are not allowed to use the word Portal in your haiku/senyru (and you cannot use this word in the title, if you choose to provide titles for your submissions). I want to receive haiku/senyru that are implicit in their mentions of PORTAL.

The OED defines the noun PORTAL as “a doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and imposing one.”

Delight me and surprise me with your haiku that paint vivid pictures of PORTALS, real or imagined. Explore the Final Frontier, take me to universes I did not know existed or simply make me see an ordinary real-life portal in a different way … As always I’m looking for excellent use of language and words that conjure up clear, vivid pictures; show, don’t tell.

There will be 28 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 21st September 2018 at midnight.

PORTAL themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site between October and December 2018.

How to submit to Purehaiku

If you would like to submit your haiku for publication on this site, please send a maximum of 5 haiku written in the classical form on the current theme to: –

purehaiku (at) gmail (dot) com

with SUBMISSIONS, the current THEME and your NAME in the subject line.

Please include the following in the body of the email: –
Your first name
Your last name
Your email address
Your haiku (all 5 in one email please) (they do not have to be titled)
The full address of your blog or website if you have one
The name you want to appear on the copyright
One sentence introducing yourself. Be quirky and interesting – you want people to visit your blog, don’t you?!

By submitting your haiku you confirm that you are the author of the work and that you give me permission to publish your work at Pure Haiku. The copyright remains with you, the author.

Please send me each haiku with just one or two lines of spacing between each one in the body of your email.

When you have emailed your submission, you should receive an auto reply informing you of the date when I will be in contact with you. If you do not receive an auto reply within 24 hours, please feel free to send a second email enquiring about your original submission.

I can only accept haiku for consideration if they are EMAILED to me at the above mentioned address. Please DO NOT submit haiku via the comments box or via a facebook message or via G+ messaging.

Please do not send attachments. I can only accept haiku that are submitted in the body of the email.

If you read the following pages you are more likely to have your haiku accepted: –

What I Am Looking For

How To Compose Classical Haiku

FAQS

Selection Process


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