12-18 – Featured Haiku Writer

18 December, 2019

dream world constructed

in moonbeams adventures swirl,

disappear at dawn

© Merril D. Smith 2019


Merril D. Smith is a writer, editor, independent scholar and poet.

This haiku is part of our theme of Disintegrate.

3 – 25

25 March, 2019

Morning sky, stirring

With a pink persuasive yawn

Awakens the soul


© Dorinda Duclos 2019


I am a poetess, one who thrives in the darkness, and seeks out the shadows in the light. Read more at Dorinda Duclos.

This is Dorinda’s first appearance at Pure Haiku!

This haiku is part of our Emergence theme.

3 – 21

21 March, 2019

dawn, adorned in red

penetrates night’s solitude

to dance a new day


© Tina Stewart Brakebill 2019

Tina’s blog continues to grow and change but happily her haiku addiction continues unabated. Find out more at Tina Stewart Brakebill!

This haiku is part of our Emergence theme.

10 – 16

16 October, 2018

cock crow opens doors

welcoming the rising sun

a flurry of dust


© Kim M Russell 2018


Kim says of herself, “I may be retired but I’m busier than ever writing haiku and other poetic forms, as well as stories and a second novel which is tricky when I am constantly tempted by the Norfolk countryside and a baby grandson in another part of the country!” You can read more of her work at Writing North Norfolk.

I liked the way the cock crow opens the portal of dawn, transforming the world.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!

5 – 31

31 May, 2018

moon amidst the clouds

lying alone in her bed

she waits for the dawn


© Radhey Shiam 2018


This is one of the haiku submitted by Rama Kant, the late Radhey Shiam’s son. Radhey Shiam was one of our featured haiku writers in 2014. More of his poetry can be found at Song of Life.


I chose this haiku because I liked the way the words created such a sad picture. I particularly liked the moon’s bed being made from clouds …


This haiku is part of our Celestial Bodies theme!

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