5 – 14

14 May, 2018

sonar signalling

echo between burning stars

a call from beyond

 

© Freya Pickard 2018

 

This is the first of many haiku in my Celestial Bodies theme! Enjoy!

 

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Celestial Bodies

11 May, 2018

Welcome to Pure Haiku’s second theme for 2018.

I received 20 submissions on the theme of Celestial Bodies and once again it was really difficult to choose between the haiku!

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There were 8 people considered for the Featured Haiku Writer week and after a lot of deliberation I settled on Kerfe Roig’s submissions! You’ll be able to read her haiku here in June.

We have many returning writers for this theme, as well as 5 new people joining us. Please welcome Rosie C, Kathy, Nancy Brady, Bobby Fairfield and Gerry White to our network of writers here at Pure Haiku.

As always, feedback is encouraged. And don’t forget to follow your fellow writers!

The first haiku in our Celestial Bodies theme will appear on Monday. Join me then for the beginning of our travels from the moon to the stars, through the galaxy and beyond …

© Freya Pickard 2018

 


CLOSED to Submissions

21 April, 2018

Pure Haiku is currently CLOSED to Submissions.

Everyone who has submitted haiku on the theme of CELESTIAL BODIES will be notified of the results by 13th May 2018.

The selected haiku will start appearing from 14th May 2018 onwards.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work! I am looking forward to reading all your submissions!

The next submission period here at Pure Haiku will be October 2018.

If you like diamanté poetry, you might want to pop over to Spillwords and check out my diamanté there!

Don’t forget that if you like FREE e-books, I have just recently launched Silver Fire at my other blog!


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.

The THEME is CELESTIAL BODIES.

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


Haiku submissions wanted …

11 April, 2018

How to compose classical haiku

Here at Pure Haiku I only publish classical haiku in the English language which are constructed in the strict syllabic structure of 5-7-5.
First line = 5 syllables
Second line = 7 syllables
Third line = 5 syllables

Here is an example: –

The cool night frost melts
with the warm breath of bird song.
Winter dawn chorus.

© Elizabeth Leaper 2013

Line 1 the (1) cool (1) night (1) frost (1) melts (1) = 5 syllables
Line 2 with (1) the (1) warm (1) breath (1) of (1) bird (1) song (1) = 7 syllables
Line 3 Winter (2) dawn (1) chorus (2) = 5 syllables

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is CELESTIAL BODIES.

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

If you read the following pages you are more likely to have your haiku accepted: –

What I Am Looking For

How To Compose Classical Haiku

FAQS

Selection Process


Open to Submissions!

2 April, 2018

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is CELESTIAL BODIES.

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.

How to submit to Purehaiku

If you would like to submit your haiku for publication on this site, please send a maximum of 5 haiku written in the classical form on the current theme to: –

purehaiku (at) gmail (dot) com

with SUBMISSIONS, the current THEME and your NAME in the subject line.

Please include the following in the body of the email: –
Your first name
Your last name
Your email address
Your haiku (all 5 in one email please) (they do not have to be titled)
The full address of your blog or website if you have one
The name you want to appear on the copyright
One sentence introducing yourself. Be quirky and interesting – you want people to visit your blog, don’t you?!

By submitting your haiku you confirm that you are the author of the work and that you give me permission to publish your work at Pure Haiku. The copyright remains with you, the author.

Please send me each haiku with just one or two lines of spacing between each one in the body of your email.

When you have emailed your submission, you should receive an auto reply informing you of the date when I will be in contact with you. If you do not receive an auto reply within 24 hours, please feel free to send a second email enquiring about your original submission.

I can only accept haiku for consideration if they are EMAILED to me at the above mentioned address. Please DO NOT submit haiku via the comments box or via a facebook message or via G+ messaging.

Please do not send attachments. I can only accept haiku that are submitted in the body of the email.

If you read the following pages you are more likely to have your haiku accepted: –

What I Am Looking For

How To Compose Classical Haiku

FAQS

Selection Process


Sailing into the sunset …

26 March, 2018
Thank you for sailing with us on this Ocean-themed journey!
A new theme will be announced on 2nd April so keep a look out for that! As usual you’ll have 3 weeks to submit your work here.
Don’t forget that if you submit 4-5 haiku you’ll be in with a chance to be selected as the featured haiku writer for the theme!
I’m also releasing a FREE book on 2nd April at my other blog, Dragonscale Clippings So don’t miss out on Silver Fire, Volume One of The Kaerling!
Sail in peace until we meet once more …

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© Freya Pickard 2018

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