11 – 18

18 November, 2017
gigantic terror
intrepid… pollution kills
nature… can’t compete
© Mick E Talbot 2017

Another first timer here at Pure Haiku, Mick E Talbot says of himself “I am a poet, quirky at times, but with a focus on world peace, and nature.”

It was hard to choose which one of Mick’s haiku to use but I settled on this one as it went well with the “giant” theme in the preceding haiku …
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.


17 November, 2017
Between sharpened teeth
in whirling water you ride–
impossible times
© Kerfe Roig 2017

Kerfe Roig enjoys transforming words and images into something new. You can follow her explorations on the blog she does with her friend Nina by clicking on the link!

I found this haiku intriguing. It conjured up several violent images and made me remember how I felt when I discovered I had cancer…
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

11 – 16

16 November, 2017
awesome wind power
all uprooted in its path
nature bulldozed earth
© Dr Lim Keng Huat 2017

Dr Lim Keng Huat is a retired medical doctor doing occasional voluntary work in a charity clinic; and has published two poetry books, and a third book on Haiku or Senryu and Tanka, is ready on his pen drive.

I liked the last line – it summed up for me the images recently shown on TV of the devastation a hurricane brings.
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

11 – 15

15 November, 2017
calm within the eye
return of destructive winds
killer hurricane
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2017

Ken Gierke tells me that his poetry is always evolving..

A very relevant haiku considering the number of hurricanes the US has experienced recently – a truly monstrous face of nature.
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

11 – 14

14 November, 2017
skeletal fingers
reach out from the morning mist
sycamore branches
© Andy McLellan 2017

Andy McLellan describes himself as a “haiku poet and small furry creature”! This is his first appearance at Pure Haiku.

This was the first haiku to get onto the “accepted” list! The vivid image it conjured up stayed with me from the moment I read it.
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

12 -13

13 November, 2017
earth’s ancient bones groan
such seismic activity
dismantles mountains
© Freya Pickard 2017
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

11 – 12

12 November, 2017
Charcoal clouds glower
swallow sunshine, hope, and joy
autumn’s glow is gone
© Merril D. Smith 2017

Merril D. Smith is a historian and poet, sometimes at the same time.

This haiku haunted me from the first reading and introduces the “natural” monsters that inhabit our world.
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

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