Welcome to Pure Haiku!
I originally set up this blog so I had somewhere to publish my traditional haiku. In 2010 I was having my haiku rejected from so many places simply because they were traditional and apparently too difficult to write. Really?
Well, 6000+ followers later, I think I’ve made my point!
This blog is now a way of sharing my own and other peoples’ traditional haiku. This is me giving something back to the writing community. I know how difficult it is when you start to write. So I have made Pure Haiku a haven for those who enjoy writing and reading traditional haiku in the English language.
All the haiku published on this site are structured classically with 5-7-5 syllables per line. Please take this into account if you wish to Submit your own haiku and feature as a guest writer. I am aware that my haiku cannot be truly classical because I do not write in the old style of Japanese. Yet, this is how I was taught to write them many years ago and I find haiku such as these very pleasing to read.
Featured Haiku Writers
Several times a year I feature haiku by one guest writer. This is by invitation only. The best way to receive an invitation is to submit 4-5 haiku on the current theme whenever Pure Haiku is OPEN to submissions.
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Please note – the plural of haiku is haiku
I am Freya Pickard the author of a number of published books! I also make videos to accompany my books at YouTube. My other blog can be found at Dragonscale Clippings where I also offer several more freebies for writers and readers.
Please note that for some reason I cannot always Comment on other peoples blogs. I think this is because I have 2 WordPress accounts. However, I either Tweet or GooglePlus posts on other peoples blogs instead of Commenting. Please don’t think I am ignoring your Comments – I’m not! WordPress just won’t let me comment!
Please be aware that I cannot provide critiques or feedback for your manuscript of poetry.