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 Julia Douglas-Mann, 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!

strands of gems

3 March, 2017
This week’s “re-blog” comes from Jules Paige at Strands of Gems
© Freya Pickard 2017


24 February, 2017

today’s re-blog comes from Dragonsilk’s blog!


A tantalising scent,

salted and seasoned, sea breezed

like a wind blown wish.

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Pure Haiku Comments

21 February, 2017
Just a quick note to let you all know that for some reason, I cannot comment as Pure Haiku on a lot of sites. For some reason, WordPress will only let me comment via Dragonscale Clippings.
So please do not think I am ignoring your comments if you have left any on this site. If I find I cannot comment on your site, I will share the post I want to comment on either via Twitter or Google+
Technology hey?!
© Freya Pickard 2017

Nature in Miniature

17 February, 2017

OK, this isn’t a haiku but it is linked with haiku! a lovely post from our featured haiku writer…

writing in north norfolk

beautiful bonsai
sculpted by an artist’s hands
nothing of their touch
just a tiny trace of dew
or could it be a teardrop?

Kim M. Russell, 2017

nature-in-miniatureImage found on Pinterest

My response to Carpe Diem #1156 Bonsai, the Japanese Tree-scaping Art

In another episode about Japanese art forms, Chèvrefeuille has given us some interesting background to Bonsai, the Japanese Art of Tree-scaping, in which artistically shaped miniature trees are grown in containers. Many Japanese cultural characteristics, in particular the influence of Zen Buddhism and the expression of Wabi-sabi, inform the Bonsai tradition in Japan. A number of other cultures around the globe have adopted the Japanese aesthetic approach to bonsai, and, while some variations have begun to appear, most hew closely to the rules and design philosophies of the Japanese tradition.

He says that, in Bonsai, the designer’s touch must not be apparent to the viewer. If a branch…

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