I am opening to re-blog requests

9 February, 2017
Thank you for journeying with my guests and I as we explored the theme of CARE. I hope that you found our journey refreshing and inspiring.
Due to being in a state of Transition at the moment (things are very busy in my personal life!) I am taking a break from this blog for a few months. I will open to Submissions in the Autumn, when a new theme will be announced on the Submit Page.
Meantime, I would like to re-blog something once a week here at Pure Haiku. Please read the following information carefully and contact me if you would like me to re-blog one of your posts. All emails with re-blogging requests should be sent to me at purehaiku at gmail dot com
Contributors to Pure Haiku
If you have contributed to Pure Haiku I am very happy to re-blog about any book you have had published, whether poetry (doesn’t necessarily have to be haiku) or prose or pictures. Simply email me at the above address with RE-BLOG REQUEST in the subject line and include the full link (no short links please) of the post you would like me to re-blog (no purchase links). Not sure if you have contributed to this site? Check out my Petals Page. If your name appears on the list, you’re a contributor!
Non-Contributors
I am very happy to re-blog about your published book of haiku or your collection of poetry that features haiku in it. Please send me an email to the above mentioned address with RE-BLOG REQUEST in the subject line and include the full link (no short links please) of the blog post you would like me to re-blog. (No purchase links).

Editors seeking haiku submissions

I will also accept requests for re-blogs if you are seeking haiku submissions (traditional or modern). But if you have a deadline for submissions, please let me know in plenty of time. Again email me with RE-BLOG REQUEST in the subject and include the full link that will tell my readers exactly what you’re looking for and how to submit their work.
Although I have accepted poetry manuscripts in the past to review, I am no longer in a position to be able to do this.
Please note that I may have to take time off-line without any notice. I will endeavour to update my auto-reply if this happens so you will know when I am likely to be back on-line.
Meanwhile, I am still blogging over at Dragonscale Clippings where you can find out all about my books, videos and EPod Interviews!
© Freya Pickard 2017
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2 – 8 featured haiku writer

8 February, 2017
brush or pen in hand
care in capturing detail
through the artist’s eyes
© Kim M Russell 2017

Here is the third haiku from our featured haiku writer this week! Kim Russell also writes children’s novels at Writing in North Norfolk

I enjoyed this haiku because Kim took a different slant on the word care, and I think it works beautifully.
This haiku is part of my CARE series.

2 – 7 featured haiku writer

7 February, 2017
fingertips sculpt skin
healing cracks and callouses
with a caring heart
© Kim M Russell 2017

Here is the second haiku from our featured haiku writer this week! Kim Russell also writes children’s stories and poetry at Writing in North Norfolk

This haiku stood out to me because initially I thought she was writing about a sculptor but by the end of the haiku I realised she was writing about healing.
This haiku is part of my CARE series.

2 – 6 featured haiku writer

6 February, 2017
gentle caring touch
smoothing wrinkled sheets or brow
warmth of an embrace
© Kim M Russell 2017

Here is the first haiku from our featured haiku writer this week! I am pleased to introduce Kim Russell who scribbles haiku, tanka and other poetry at Writing in North Norfolk

I chose this haiku because Kim makes something tender and vivid out of what could be a cliche.
This haiku is part of my CARE series.

2 – 3

3 February, 2017
beauty surrounds us
care for nature now long due
a gift to respect
© Ken Gierke 2017
Learning to write, even as he writes, Ken blogs at Rivrvlogr
I chose this haiku because the word “care” is almost incidental in the haiku. The entire feeling the reader receives is that nature should be cared for.
This haiku is part of my CARE series.

2 – 2

2 February, 2017
old black cat vomits
I clear the mess, reassure;
why not care for her?
© Freya Pickard 2017
Caring for the old and frail, both human and animal, is a very important part of life.
This haiku is part of my CARE series.

2 – 1

1 February, 2017
Gentle as shadow
Soft fur paws pad silently
So claws can surprise
© Katherine Shirley 2017
Katherine Shirley is a native Londoner and constant scribbler on buses and trains. She blogs at Katherine Shirley.
Again, Katherine took a different slant on the word care; the carefully padding cat…
This haiku is part of my CARE series.

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