12 – 12 – featured haiku writer

12 December, 2017
Cold as winter night,
gun-metalled indifference,
war rises, blood red.
© Jane Dougherty 2017

Here is the second haiku from our second featured haiku writer! Jane Dougherty has a creatively diverse blog – just click on the link to explore!

I had to include this haiku – the middle line stayed in my mind for ages.
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.
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12 -11 – featured haiku writer

11 December, 2017
Night swells, dark fruit bursts,
spilling nightmares old as stars—
no moon lights your face.
© Jane Dougherty 2017

Here is the first haiku from our second featured haiku writer! I am pleased to welcome back Jane Dougherty who has appeared here at Pure Haiku in the past. This is her second appearance as one of our featured haiku writers!

This haiku caught my attention immediately – the monstrosity is implicit and it’s up to the reader to imagine more …
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

12 – 10

10 December, 2017
haunting day and night
your ghost-like hands pierce the wind
i cannot breathe peace.
© Linda M. Crate 2017

Linda M. Crate is an author, poet, and writer who finds that sometimes the beautiful is grotesque and the grotesque can be beautiful.

This was another memorable haiku which, for me, represented the unhappiness that monsters leave in their wake.
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

12 – 9

9 December, 2017
Eerie creatures creep
through the somber soul closet
long-forgotten ghosts.
© Claudia Messelodi 2017

Claudia Messelodi is a poet living in Italy who loves writing haiku and other kinds of short form poetry not only in English and Italian but in other foreign languages too. Find her work at her blog site A stream of small stones (click on the link) with a daily haiku and picture and enjoy!

This haiku made me think of ghosts and ghouls but also of hidden monsters inside our psyches…
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

12 – 8

8 December, 2017
demon on the prowl
unguarded moment of sleep
troubling dream begins
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2017

Ken Gierke tells me that his poetry is always evolving..

This haiku kept prowling through my memory – I find it an accurate description of a nightmare but I also find many layers within his words.
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

12 – 7

7 December, 2017
touch-me-not flowers
the smile of each orphan as
they frolic and chase
© Enrique Garrovillo 2017

Enrique Garrovillo is a poet who reveals his art on GooglePlus and at his blog – click on the link!

This subtle haiku stayed in my mind for a long time – the first line says so much…
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

12 – 6

6 December, 2017
night class on campus –
the co-ed clutches her purse
and her pepper spray
© Dana Grover 2017

Dana Grover has been writing prose and poetry for years, and for the last few of them has been posting at least one haiku/senyru daily on Facebook. (Click on the link to read more!)

I enjoyed the implicitness of this haiku; you don’t see or hear the monster, but the monster’s presence is clearly felt.
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

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