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
For each theme, 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
If you wish to leave comments for other haiku writers, please do so in prose. Please note that any comments left in haiku form won’t be approved from September 2019. If you wish your haiku to appear on this site, please follow the guidelines and submit haiku during submission periods.
Please be aware that I cannot provide critiques or feedback for your manuscript of poetry.
This is a Word Only blog. Occasionally I may post images when I am introducing or summarising a theme. All haiku submissions must stand alone without the need for an image.