Deadline for Submissions Midnight Tonight

20 April, 2018

You’ve got just a few hours left before the deadline for submissions here at Pure Haiku closes!

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.


This time, you are not allowed to use the words Celestial or Body / Bodies in your haiku/senyru (and you cannot use these words in the title, if you choose to provide titles for your submissions). I want to receive haiku/senyru that are implicit in their mentions of CELESTIAL BODIES.

Delight me and surprise me with your haiku that paint vivid pictures of CELESTIAL BODIES, real or imagined. Explore the Final Frontier, take me to universes I did not know existed. As always I’m looking for excellent use of language and words that conjure up clear, vivid pictures; show, don’t tell.

There will be 20 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 20th April 2018 at midnight.

CELESTIAL BODIES themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted on this site in May & June 2018. Make the most of this submission period because Pure Haiku will be taking a rest over the Summer won’t be opening to submissions again until October 2018.

Find out how to submit your haiku at Submissions


Blogging Break!

19 July, 2017

I’ll actually be back here at Pure Haiku in September when I’ll be opening the site to submissions on a new theme…!

Dragonscale Clippings

Just a quick post to let you all know that I’m taking a break from blogging until October.
We are now in our mega busy season in the new enterprise that I have started and I need to concentrate on that.
And, as August generally sees the lowest visits to my blog due to the holidays, I didn’t think you’d miss me too much!
I will be back in October both here and at my other blog Pure Haiku!
See you when I see you! Much love Freya xxx
Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

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Haibun Monday: Tramps Like us Were Born to Survive

16 June, 2017

I love this song too! love the haibun! Kanzen Sakura contributed a while ago to Pure Haiku…

kanzen sakura

It is Haibun Monday over at dVerse. I am hosting the prompt for this. I want us to write about music – singing along with the radio, driving and singing, working and singing…a fun prompt after all the heavy prompts. Come join us!

I Love This Song
I sit in the car in the parking lot of the airport. I had been sitting there for a couple of hours, remembering. You were on your way back to Japan. I was returning to a new apartment without any memories of you. We sold our house, split the money; divided the stuff. My heart felt like it was being pulled apart by rats, ravaged over, leaving it bloody and in pieces. Finally I turned the key in the ignition and headed back to town. I pulled up in front of the apartment. Now I was sitting in the car, on the street…

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Late Spring

10 June, 2017

Today’s re-blog is from Wabisabipoet – another contributor in the past! Enjoy!

wabi sabi ~~~ poems and images

Daily Haiga

March 28, 2017

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3 June, 2017

this week’s re-blog is from another contributor to Pure Haiku from a few years ago… enjoy!

Love poems

27 May, 2017

This week’s re-blog is from Shalini’s blog – her haiku appeared earlier this year on Pure Haiku…


When I hear your love poems

Waiting for glimpse of lover

Extolling the beauty of beloved

Citing style of beau…………..

I deduce that you are counting

Waves of love

From the safety of the shore

You probably are in love

With the idea of love

The beauty of your words is muted

Pain’s allure hasn’t coloured them yet…

My heart whispers this blessing

May you be naive for lifetime

The day you plunge into ocean of love

The illusion of love will break

Either you will drown in vortex of sorrow

Or you will become love yourself ……

It’s certain that you will not be able

To gather in shallow words

The depth of experience of love

No longer will you write love poems

Waiting for glimpse of lover

Extolling the beauty of beloved

Citing style of beau………

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Meditation on Time

19 May, 2017

this week’s re-blog is from Rebecca whose haiku appeared here back in January… I like these words!

Thinking of Now

I looked at my favourite plant in the living room tonight and suddenly saw it as a tree.  Colourful cubbies holding toys would be gone and the tree would have all the light I wish it could have now.  Nights of staying up late to greedily grab as many moments for myself as I could would be gone.

One day my babies will need me in different ways – ways that will feel to me like not being needed at all.

Time will once again be mine and I won’t know what to do with it.


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