While I’m offline …

9 May, 2019


The unicorn is an important theme in The Kaerling series

Unicorn a creature of magic and power

This Summer I’d thought I’d do something a bit different!

I’m currently offline and therefore unable to enjoy my usual browsing of my followers’ sites 😦

However, I have scheduled a few haiku posts of my own which will appear roughly every 2 weeks.

Please bear in mind that all comments are moderated and that comments may not appear immediately. I try to check all site comments once a week but it all depends on how busy I am with my “day” job! So please bear with me if your comments don’t appear for a few days …

Keep a look out for my first haiku in a couple of weeks time. I am posting haiku that have never appeared before. These are haiku I’ve written in conjunction with The Kaerling series. They describe characters and places from the volumes published so far and from volumes yet to be released …

© Freya Pickard 2019


Emerging and flown

26 April, 2019

Thank you for journeying with us through our Emergence themed haiku!

I hope you have enjoyed the haiku and feel inspired to write your own.

I’m sorry that hardly any of the haiku appeared on my Facebook Page this time. Someone has reported Pure Haiku to Facebook as having “Abusive Posts”. Not totally sure what this means but am assuming it’s a malicious troll type of thing.

I am therefore slowly withdrawing from Facebook and have created a MeWe account where I will post future haiku from Pure Haiku. Please join me there!


Due to the demands of my current job, I am taking a break from Pure Haiku submissions for a few months.

But I have scheduled a few posts here (twice a month) to keep you going over the Summer!

Pure Haiku will open again to submissions in September 2019. The new theme will be posted here and on the Submit Page when the submissions window is open!

Have a mindful Summer!

4 – 25 – featured haiku writer

25 April, 2019

a difficult birth

fifty years of contractions

here I am at last


© D. Avery 2019


People sometimes read what I write. ShiftnShake is a place for you to read some of my writing.

Here is the final haiku from our featured haiku writer for the theme of Emergence.

4 – 24 – featured haiku writer

24 April, 2019

uncertain passage

sounding the depths of silence

surfacing at last


© D. Avery 2019


I am a teacher of middle school mathematics. I enjoy kayaking, yard-saling and reading. Discover more at Shift N Shake

Here is the third haiku from our featured haiku writer for the theme of Emergence.

4 – 23 – featured haiku writer

23 April, 2019

only my leavings

moulted feathers, cast off skins

litter my life’s rooms


© D. Avery 2019


I live on an island off the coast of Massachusetts with a husband and a cat. Discover more at Shift N Shake

Here is the second haiku from our featured haiku writer for the theme of Emergence.

4 – 22 – featured haiku writer

22 April, 2019

becoming themselves

polliwogs don’t miss their tails

leaping into life


© D. Avery 2019


I think, I speak; I read, I write; I drink, I pee; those are the ins and outs of me; I play with words, sometimes forgetting propriety. Discover more at Shift N Shake

Here is the first haiku from our featured haiku writer for the theme of Emergence.

4 – 18

18 April, 2019

the distance growing,

I turn – behind me, the past

whispering farewell


© Kerfe Roig 2019


After spending years in boxes, Kerfe Roig has been circling the square for many months. What next? Discover more of Kerfe’s creative words and art at Method Two Madness.


This haiku is part of our Emergence theme.

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