Arturina spins on through the galaxy …

22 December, 2020

Well, that’s it for another theme and another year!

chameleon

Chameleon by Elisa Choi Ang

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our theme of Arturina and to all those who showed their appreciation of the published haiku.

It has been a difficult year but I am pleased to journey with you all into a brighter future.

Thank you to EVERYONE who has contributed, liked, shared and commented on the posts here at Pure Haiku. I’m sorry I can’t respond to every post or always reciprocate, but both my guests and I really appreciate the time you all take to respond to our journeys through different themes in haiku.

Pure Haiku will be taking a break for a few weeks now, but I plan to open the site to submissions again in February 2021.

If you enjoy short form poetry, I do often post such verses along with my own creative artwork at Dragonscale Clippings.

For now, have a wonderful Christmas and may the New Year bring you all much joy and inspiration.

Much love

Freya xxx


12 – 20 – Featured Haiku Writer

20 December, 2020

shore slides beneath sea

lovers in flirtatious dance–

timeless, rhythmic waves

 

© Merril D. Smith 2020

Merril D. Smith is currently working on two reference books about rape–and a book of poetry.

Here is the fifth haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer. The first line of this haiku struck me from the first reading. I love the way Merril develops the image throughout the poem

This haiku is part of our ARTURINA theme!


12 – 18 – Featured Haiku Writer

18 December, 2020

moon hums to oak tree

ancient song, a lullaby–

love grows from your roots

 

© Merril D. Smith 2020

Merril D. Smith listens to the moon hum and the stars sing, and sometimes she writes about it.

Here is the fourth haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer. This haiku made me think of the Chorus Trees that sing in harmony on Arturina. They are also a safe haven for the small animals that are hunted by the predators …

This haiku is part of our ARTURINA theme!


12 – 16 – Featured Haiku Writer

16 December, 2020

blood orange sunset,

images skim the surface

shadowed rocks below

 

© Merril D. Smith 2020

Merril D. Smith’s published work has focused mainly on the history of women, sexuality, and culture.

Here is the third haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer. I was struck by the intense colours evoked in these lines from the first time I read this haiku. It made me think of the life in the oceans beneath the surface …

This haiku is part of our ARTURINA theme!


12 – 14 – Featured Haiku Writer

14 December, 2020

spiraled glow gyrates

worlds born and reborn again,

universal truths

 

© Merril D. Smith 2020

Merril D. Smith is a writer, editor, independent scholar–and poet.

Here is the second haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer. The images Merril’s lines conjured were vast and dynamic …

This haiku is part of our ARTURINA theme!


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