3 – 8

8 March, 2019

from dark drowsiness

through layers of consciousness

I slowly awake


© Freya Pickard 2019


This haiku is part of our Emergence theme.

3 – 7

7 March, 2019

after long nights’ sleep

bear wakes in darkness of den

hungry for daylight


© Ken Gierke 2019


Ken tells me that his experience in this community can be be summed up in verse: poet on journey / embraced by fellow poets / WordPress acceptance. Find him at rivrvlogr.wordpress.com

This haiku is part of our Emergence theme.


4 March, 2019

Welcome back to Pure Haiku!

Our first theme for 2019 is Emergence …

Thank you to the 17 writers who submitted total of 64 haiku for this theme! There was only one outright rejection – all the rest of the haiku writers made it through to the first and second rounds. There were two contenders for featured haiku writer but you’ll have to wait until the end of April to discover who was chosen this time!


Welcome to four new contributors; Susi Bocks, Buddhadosha, Fleur Beauport and Dorinda Duclos! And welcome back to our regular contributors.

Please don’t be dismayed if your haiku were rejected this time; choosing haiku that fit with each other is a difficult task! Please send in more of your work in the autumn.

There was a real variety in the subject matter for the theme  of Emergence. You’ll be able to dip into haiku about Spring, nature, night, dawn, words, thought, time and more over the next few weeks.

Enjoy the journey!

Deadline for Emergence haiku tonight!

25 January, 2019

The deadline for submissions of haiku on the theme of Emergence is midnight tonight!

How to submit to Pure Haiku

If you would like to submit your haiku for publication on this site, please send a maximum of 5 haiku written in the classical form on the current theme to: –

purehaiku (at) gmail (dot) com

with SUBMISSIONS, the current THEME and your NAME in the subject line.

Please include the following in the body of the email: –

Your first name
Your last name
Your email address
Your haiku (all 5 in one email please) (they do not have to be titled)
The full address of your blog or website if you have one (only one site per submission please)
The name you want to appear on the copyright
One sentence introducing yourself. Be quirky and interesting – you want people to visit your blog, don’t you?!

(Even if you have had haiku published on this site before, please still include all this information as I do not keep any details of previous submissions. By including all the required details it makes my life easier when scheduling haiku. Thank you.)

© Freya Pickard 2019

Deadline is tonight at midnight …

20 October, 2017
The Deadline for submissions on the theme of MONSTERS is tonight, at midnight.
Please ensure you read the guidelines at Submissions before submitting your work.
© Freya Pickard 2017

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