11 – 7

7 November, 2018

unyielding gateway

I cannot trespass beyond

I am left behind


© Freya Pickard 2018


This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!

11 – 1

1 November, 2018

borderline, I wait

this tenuous barrier

between life and death


© Freya Pickard 2018


This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!

10-25 – featured haiku writer

25 October, 2016
Symbols of seasonal death.
You are beautiful.
© Jessyca Mathews 2016

Here is the second haiku from our featured haiku writer this week! I am pleased to introduce Jessyca Mathews, an award-winning writer and motivational speaker. Have you looked at her blog yet? Sultry Lyricist

I loved the use of colour and the transforming of death into something beautiful.
This haiku is part of my LEAF series.


26 May, 2016
death by mutation
radioactive spiders
roam the hospital
© Francis James Franklin 2016

Francis James Franklin has appeared before here at Pure Haiku. He is a fantasy author and poet with a perverse sense of humour, a fascination with human nature, and a passion for Greek mythology, vampires and Supergirl. Check out both his blogs at Alina Meridon and Francis James Franklin

I chose this haiku because it made me laugh! “radioactive spiders” describes how poisonous and ill I felt whilst enduring chemotherapy…

7 – 31 featured haiku writer

31 July, 2015
dreaming of sunset
I cover my nakedness
with its fading glow
© Celestine Nudanu 2015

Here is the last haiku from our Featured Haiku Writer this week. Celestine has written romantic fiction for serialisation for a number of Ghanaian newspapers in Ghana as well as writing several radio serial dramas on topics ranging from child health to female sexual reproductive health. Find out more about her writing and reviews at Reading Pleasure

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