Veins so prominent
Like the ones under my skin
But with no wires
© Bethan Grylls 2016
“I read, I blog, I laugh, I cry, I make jokes – sometimes even good ones – I drink tea (a LOT of it), but mostly I write. I’m Beth. ” Read more about Beth at Stories By Bethan.
Excellent imagery and language comparing leaf and human veins. The last line made me think of being in hospital and having chemotherapy…
This haiku is part of my LEAF series.
each glistening appendage
glossed by summer rain
© Kim M. Russell 2016
You can read more of Kim’s work at Writing in North Norfolk.
This one stood out to me from the first read through. I love the clarity and crispness of the images in her words.
a moss-covered tree
weaves her nest: layered whispers,
leaves, and feathered hope
© Pamela Jill Sisson 2016
Pamela is a writer-naturalist: pebbles in her pocket, knees in the grass, connecting human hearts to wild places. Find out more about Pamela’s work at Spicy.
I like the clever use of language to build up the image of the nest and the hope of life.
silver into gold
willow flower blooms erupt
allow leaves to droop
© Freya Pickard 2016
I love the way the coldness of winter melts into spring, particularly when the willow trees bud and pour forth their leaves.
slender stalk uncurls
stark and barren twig until
tender flag unfurls
© Tracy Moore 2016
Tracy Moore wears many hats including those of poet and writer. All of them are pointy, as weaving together words in a way that impacts others is akin to crafting a spell. Read more at her delightful blog at Pull Up A Toadstool.
I enjoyed the contrast between the barren twig and the tender flag.
lit, suspended from dark twigs
after the hailstorm
© Freya Pickard 2016
This haiku was inspired by the contrast between light and dark.
Thank you to everyone who submitted haiku on the theme of LEAF earlier in the summer.
I received a record number of haiku this time and have selected the best I was sent. I hope you enjoy our journey through the realms of leaves this autumn…
Meanwhile, I am still blogging over at Dragonscale Clippings where I am trying out a few changes! I have now got 3 books published at Amazon and have also been making videos to accompany them at YouTube. What do you think?
Back to Pure Haiku now … To start us off with the theme of LEAF, here is a lovely play on words from Xenia Tran.
Opening to light
dancing to the breeze of life
turning a new leaf
© Xenia Tran 2016
Xenia has a blog called Whippet Wisdom where she writes Haiku when the whippets let her.