7 – 3

3 July, 2020

The blues are over –

the dancer moves to the beat

of a new passion.

© Claudia Messelodi 2020

I love being creative and am constantly in pursuit of a way of living life artistically and to its fullest.

This haiku is part of our Dancing Goddess theme.

Dancing Goddess

1 July, 2020

Today we start our explorations of Elisa Choi Ang’s beautiful Dancing Goddess painting.

Painting by Elisa Choi Ang

Thank you to the 20 people who submitted their haiku back in February. I had great enjoyment reading through all 89 haiku! Only 4 entries were rejected outright, mainly because the basic guidelines hadn’t been adhered to. Of the remaining 16 contributors, 8 were short listed for the Featured Haiku Writer slot, but, as usual, only one was chosen!

We welcome back Jan Beekman, Merril D Smith, Claudia Messelodi, Von Smith, Sarah Connor, JulesPaige, Tina Stewart Brakebill, Susi Bocks, Bill Engleson and Goff James.

And we extend a warm welcome to 6 new contributors to Pure Haiku: V. Vaidehi, Dinesh Silva, Ave Jeanne Ventresca, San Lin Tun, Lissa Kelly and Radhika Puttige.

Haiku inspired by the beautiful painting above will appear every 2 days over the next few weeks. Each post will contain a haiku, a brief one line bio about the writer as well as a link to their blog/web site – simply click on their name in the copyright notice underneath the haiku.

The haiku writers have expressed themselves in the seasons, in love, in colour, in dance and in deities. Enjoy!

Translucent becomes opaque …

18 June, 2020

Thank you for journeying with us in our explorations of the word Translucent!

Translucent Ice by Jonathon B. Hoyt

I hope you have enjoyed our haiku and met new friends along the way. The next collection of themed haiku starts on 1st July 2020 – I hope you will join us again!

Please note that Pure Haiku won’t be opening to new submissions of haiku until 2021.

6 – 16 – Featured Haiku Writer

16 June, 2020

age distorts our view

light colours all things formless

glaucoma sets in

© Susi Bocks 2020

I’d like to say that calling myself a writer and author is the moniker that seems to fit the best.

This haiku is part of our theme of Translucent.

6 – 14 – Featured Haiku Writer

14 June, 2020

swarming night insects

instinct draws them to bright bulb

an imminent death

© Susi Bocks 2020

The goal of IWriteHer is to show you that person honestly and authentically.

This haiku is part of our theme of Translucent.

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