6 May, 2017

this week’s re-blog is from another contributor Dr Kim …




QAISER IN 628 wrote about STRANGERS thus:


How strange,

The thing called life —

Just when you think its yours,

 It slithers from your embrace and,



This is my response in Haiku:


strangers in your bed

 sleep and wake every moment

 escape into void


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The Beans Speak

28 April, 2017

this week’s re-blog is from Ken Gierke’s blog – how do you like his sensory poem?


Brew Debate

The Bean Speaks

whispering, at first,
with aroma that builds
as they grind,
wafts from the carafe
waiting to be pressed,
and again from
the steaming cup

then, speaking softly,
the warmth of the first
tentative sip passing
across your tongue

conversing now,
with a taste that
floods your senses,
lingering, still,
long after the cup is empty

now cold, whispering again,
their aroma calls to you,
their taste still warming
your senses as
you continue your conversation


The prompt for Day 27 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month from NaPoWriMo 2017 is to write a poem that “explores your sense of taste.”
Am I obsessed with coffee? Of course not. Okay, so it has its own Category!

NaPoWriMo 2017GloPoWriMo 2017

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It’s Here!

14 April, 2017

Libby has contributed to Pure Haiku in the past. Now she has another book of poetry out – this one is all about elfje! (And yes, she’s included some guest elfje too, including some of mine!)

Simply Elfje

Final cover version ‘Simply Elfje’ final cover.

Good News! My ‘Simply Elfje’ book of the blog is now available to purchase from Amazon. I have tweaked the colour of the cover a little and here is the revised version.

To buy a copy from Amazon UK please click here. It is also available from and in Europe.

There will eventually be an e-book version for Kindle, however I will be away now for a couple of weeks and have run out of time to do the conversion. I will do it on my return and hopefully it will be available in early May – watch this space.

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Freya’s Newsletter

20 March, 2017

just so you all know why there won’t be any posts or re-blogs here on Pure Haiku for a while…!

Dragonscale Clippings

By now I would have normally emailed the link to the current newsletter to all my subscribers. If you’re wondering why it hasn’t appeared, that’s because I’m having to put my newsletter on hold this year.
The main reason for this is that I am moving house and starting a new enterprise. I didn’t get a chance to get the first episode of the new story out this month due to all the things I’ve had to organise for the move etc. I’m really sorry about this!
My plan is to just rest from the newsletter this year and then commence serialising The Attar of Chervil in 2018. I hope all of you who subscribe are OK with the wait! House moving and setting up new enterprises are time consuming jobs!
An update will be posted at Current Story when I am ready to continue with the newsletter once more…

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Loopy Lune

16 March, 2017

todays re-blog comes from contributor Katherine Shirley!

Katherine Shirley

Loopy Luna shines
Combing sky
Lighting her own face

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10 March, 2017

this week’s re-blog is a modern haiku from Trailing Something, one of our recent contributors to the CARE theme…


I speak in only-waves
separate from the rest
brothers, sisters, context

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winter haiku

8 March, 2017
jagged feathered wings
outstretched against hard blue sky
black beak gleams; crow hunts
haiku © Freya Pickard 2017
Here is another haiku included in my fantasy novel series, Vintrig’s Kingdom.
Each chapter starts with a winter haiku! How cool is that?!
And, the novel is currently discounted to just 99c / 99p at Amazon, Kobo, iTunes and Barnes & Noble
Have you watched the videos yet at Vintrig’s Kingdom and Freya Reads an Extract?
Please share and re-blog this post!

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