Seasoned.

24 February, 2017

today’s re-blog comes from Dragonsilk’s blog!

dragonsilk

A tantalising scent,

salted and seasoned, sea breezed

like a wind blown wish.

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Pure Haiku Comments

21 February, 2017
Just a quick note to let you all know that for some reason, I cannot comment as Pure Haiku on a lot of sites. For some reason, WordPress will only let me comment via Dragonscale Clippings.
So please do not think I am ignoring your comments if you have left any on this site. If I find I cannot comment on your site, I will share the post I want to comment on either via Twitter or Google+
Technology hey?!
© Freya Pickard 2017

Nature in Miniature

17 February, 2017

OK, this isn’t a haiku but it is linked with haiku! a lovely post from our featured haiku writer…

writing in north norfolk

beautiful bonsai
sculpted by an artist’s hands
nothing of their touch
just a tiny trace of dew
or could it be a teardrop?

Kim M. Russell, 2017

nature-in-miniatureImage found on Pinterest

My response to Carpe Diem #1156 Bonsai, the Japanese Tree-scaping Art

In another episode about Japanese art forms, Chèvrefeuille has given us some interesting background to Bonsai, the Japanese Art of Tree-scaping, in which artistically shaped miniature trees are grown in containers. Many Japanese cultural characteristics, in particular the influence of Zen Buddhism and the expression of Wabi-sabi, inform the Bonsai tradition in Japan. A number of other cultures around the globe have adopted the Japanese aesthetic approach to bonsai, and, while some variations have begun to appear, most hew closely to the rules and design philosophies of the Japanese tradition.

He says that, in Bonsai, the designer’s touch must not be apparent to the viewer. If a branch…

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I am opening to re-blog requests

9 February, 2017
Thank you for journeying with my guests and I as we explored the theme of CARE. I hope that you found our journey refreshing and inspiring.
Due to being in a state of Transition at the moment (things are very busy in my personal life!) I am taking a break from this blog for a few months. I will open to Submissions in the Autumn, when a new theme will be announced on the Submit Page.
Meantime, I would like to re-blog something once a week here at Pure Haiku. Please read the following information carefully and contact me if you would like me to re-blog one of your posts. All emails with re-blogging requests should be sent to me at purehaiku at gmail dot com
Contributors to Pure Haiku
If you have contributed to Pure Haiku I am very happy to re-blog about any book you have had published, whether poetry (doesn’t necessarily have to be haiku) or prose or pictures. Simply email me at the above address with RE-BLOG REQUEST in the subject line and include the full link (no short links please) of the post you would like me to re-blog (no purchase links). Not sure if you have contributed to this site? Check out my Petals Page. If your name appears on the list, you’re a contributor!
Non-Contributors
I am very happy to re-blog about your published book of haiku or your collection of poetry that features haiku in it. Please send me an email to the above mentioned address with RE-BLOG REQUEST in the subject line and include the full link (no short links please) of the blog post you would like me to re-blog. (No purchase links).

Editors seeking haiku submissions

I will also accept requests for re-blogs if you are seeking haiku submissions (traditional or modern). But if you have a deadline for submissions, please let me know in plenty of time. Again email me with RE-BLOG REQUEST in the subject and include the full link that will tell my readers exactly what you’re looking for and how to submit their work.
Although I have accepted poetry manuscripts in the past to review, I am no longer in a position to be able to do this.
Please note that I may have to take time off-line without any notice. I will endeavour to update my auto-reply if this happens so you will know when I am likely to be back on-line.
Meanwhile, I am still blogging over at Dragonscale Clippings where you can find out all about my books, videos and EPod Interviews!
© Freya Pickard 2017

2 – 8 featured haiku writer

8 February, 2017
brush or pen in hand
care in capturing detail
through the artist’s eyes
© Kim M Russell 2017

Here is the third haiku from our featured haiku writer this week! Kim Russell also writes children’s novels at Writing in North Norfolk

I enjoyed this haiku because Kim took a different slant on the word care, and I think it works beautifully.
This haiku is part of my CARE series.

2 – 7 featured haiku writer

7 February, 2017
fingertips sculpt skin
healing cracks and callouses
with a caring heart
© Kim M Russell 2017

Here is the second haiku from our featured haiku writer this week! Kim Russell also writes children’s stories and poetry at Writing in North Norfolk

This haiku stood out to me because initially I thought she was writing about a sculptor but by the end of the haiku I realised she was writing about healing.
This haiku is part of my CARE series.

2 – 6 featured haiku writer

6 February, 2017
gentle caring touch
smoothing wrinkled sheets or brow
warmth of an embrace
© Kim M Russell 2017

Here is the first haiku from our featured haiku writer this week! I am pleased to introduce Kim Russell who scribbles haiku, tanka and other poetry at Writing in North Norfolk

I chose this haiku because Kim makes something tender and vivid out of what could be a cliche.
This haiku is part of my CARE series.

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