11 – 11 – featured haiku writer

11 November, 2017
such efficiency
to automate the human
and delete its soul
© Francis James Franklin 2017

Here is the fifth haiku from our first featured haiku writer! Don’t forget to check out both of Frank’s blogs at Alina Meridon and Francis James Franklin

I don’t know if Frank’s intention was to write about war, but this is what this haiku made me think. It’s only fitting that I should publish it on Armistice Day …
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.
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11 – 10 – featured haiku writer

10 November, 2017
the balance is all
what matter the lives of men
when scales tip my way?
© Francis James Franklin 2017

Here is the fourth haiku from our first featured haiku writer! Francis James Franklin has recently been interviewed at my other blog – check out Frank Makes An Escape!

I chose this haiku because it is a chilling reminder of how tyrants think …
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

11 – 9 – featured haiku writer

9 November, 2017
no voice but these words
writ in blood and washed with tears
thus am I emptied
© Francis James Franklin 2017

Here is the third haiku from our first featured haiku writer! Francis James Franklin also has another blog which is littered with irreverent poetry, fantastic fiction and miscellaneous musings. Click on the link to find out more!

I enjoyed this one because it made me think – is this the vampire speaking? or the victim? what do you think?
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

11 – 8 – featured haiku writer

8 November, 2017
I delight in blood –
how beautiful a maid’s breast!
when penetrated
© Francis James Franklin 2017

Here is the second haiku from our first featured haiku writer! Francis James Franklin has a contrary sense of humour and a passion for writing. Read more of his writings by clicking on the previous link.

A subtle slant on the vampire legend – again, it shows the cruelty of the predator.
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

11 – 7 – featured haiku writer

7 November, 2017
consent is a myth
the lie of frightened rabbits
I take what I want
© Francis James Franklin 2017

Here is the first haiku from our first featured haiku writer! I am pleased to welcome back Francis James Franklin who has had several haiku posted here at Pure Haiku in the past. This is his first appearance as one of our featured haiku writers!

This haiku stood out to me because it sums up the Monster’s attitude towards those who cannot fight back…
This haiku is part of my MONSTER series.

Monsters

6 November, 2017
Welcome to the new season here at Pure Haiku!

The theme was Monster, which proved to be an exceptionally popular subject! I asked for a variety of interpretations on the word and everyone delivered! We have a number to returning haikuists (!) as well as 7 new contributors to Pure Haiku. Welcome to Andy, Mick, Phibby, Mike, Enrique, Angela & Linda!
I had a total of 20 people submitting 87 haiku between them. Such was the quality of the poetry, no one was rejected this time. And, this is a first, we have two featured haiku writers!
So we have a very busy few weeks ahead, making sure that the best of the haiku submitted are posted here on Pure Haiku.
Journey with me and my guests as we explore the meaning of the word Monster; from legendary horrors, to real-life predators, from unstoppable nature to death driving disease…
As always, feedback on each post helps and encourages every contributor. Enjoy the read!
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

Monstrous Results!

30 October, 2017

Wow! That was a monster read! Literally!
You will be pleased to know that the Monster Haiku have now been selected and I will start posting them next week.
If you submitted haiku on the theme of Monster, you should have received an email from me to let you know the date your haiku will be appearing. If you haven’t received an email yet, please contact me at purehaiku@gmail.com I have also updated all the links on the front page and on the Petals Page to show all the current contributors.
Don’t forget that my first poetry collection, Insides is just 99p (99c) for a short time only! On 1st November it goes back to its normal price!
© Freya Pickard 2017
Have you seen the videos I’ve made about my writing! Check them out at YouTube

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