Fern unravelled…

1 August, 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated during our journey through Unfurling! Thank you to all the haiku writers, to all of you readers and to those who liked and commented on the contributions. And thank you too, to Elisa Ang for creating such an inspiring painting for us!

Elisa Ang also chose the Featured Haiku Writer for this theme – Tina Stewart Brakebill. Elisa was presented with 8 collections of haiku and had the difficult choice of choosing just one!

Elisa says of the entire shortlist – “Everyone did wonderful work writing unique haiku!”

And the reasons she chose Tina’s haiku are – “No 16 is my absolute favorite. The writer expresses life’s journey—from the time it springs forth to the time it bids farewell in a profoundly creative way. The poems give room to the imagination, and I genuinely appreciate it.”

(The shortlist is given to the artist with a number for each writer, instead of the writers’ names.)

Pure Haiku will be taking a little break now but submissions will be open once more in October 2021!

Make sure you check out all the pages (at the top of screen) for hints and tips on how to get your haiku published here on Pure Haiku!

Enjoy the rest of the summer and I’ll “see” you all again in the autumn. Meantime, take a few minutes to enjoy Elisa’s Unfurling painting once more…


7 – 30 – Featured Haiku Writer

30 July, 2021
an echo repeats
revealing infinity
but still our time ends

© Tina Stewart Brakebill 2021

I am a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and mentor.

This is the final haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer, selected by artist, Elisa Ang.

This haiku is part of our Unfurling series…


7 – 28 – Featured Haiku Writer

28 July, 2021
childhood memories
flutter like lace in a breeze
setting my mind free

© Tina Stewart Brakebill 2021

I am a former history professor, archivist, loan officer, bartender, waitress, house cleaner, movie theater ticket seller, gun club trap setter and skeet puller, baby sitter, and Candy Striper.

This is the fourth haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer, selected by artist, Elisa Ang.

This haiku is part of our Unfurling series…


7 – 26 – Featured Haiku Writer

26 July, 2021
patterns and fresh shapes
once green but now withering
nature's grand design

© Tina Stewart Brakebill 2021

I write about all sorts of things, which is why my website has no defining theme beyond “me.”

This is the third haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer, selected by artist, Elisa Ang.

This haiku is part of our Unfurling series…


7 – 24 – Featured Haiku Writer

24 July, 2021
ensnared by margins
feral and tempestuous
verdant youth rebels

© Tina Stewart Brakebill 2021

Sometimes I’ll write about serious stuff (like gun controls and racial injustice and sexism) and sometimes I’ll write about not-so-serious stuff (like pigs).

This is the second haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer, selected by artist, Elisa Ang.

This haiku is part of our Unfurling series…


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