Volcano Slumbers

28 November, 2022

The volcano sleeps once more, maybe a little uneasily at times, but for now, her eruption of rage is over and we can all breathe a sigh of relief!

Thank you once again to everyone who submitted their haiku in June for this theme. Even if you didn’t have your work accepted for the Volcano theme, I hope you will send in your work again when Pure Haiku opens to submissions in February 2023!

Thank you also to artist Elisa Ang for creating such a beautiful and yet devastating painting of a volcano in all her moods, as well as choosing one of the shortlisted poets for one of the two Featured Haiku Writer slots!

Don’t forget that my third poetry collection, This Is Me, is available to download from Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Nook and many other online stores! Check out the book trailer HERE and listen to my playlist HERE.

Duotrope offered me the chance for an interview a few months ago which I took, and you can check it out HERE!

One of my artistic collaborators, Jonathon B. Hoyt, now has his own blog! Please take a look and follow and like his posts!

And now, it’s time for me to take a rest from both Pure Haiku and Dragonscale Clippings until January 2023. Wishing you all a peaceful and restful Christmas Holiday… See you in the New Year!


29 – 10

29 October, 2022
Burnt wishes, white ash,
dandelions in tall grass,
seasonal backlash.

© K.Hartless 2022

I'm a persistent poet, free-spirited fiction writer, and word trapeze artist seeking to entertain and enlighten readers of all ages.

This haiku is part of our Volcano theme.


27 October, 2022
Mountain orchids grow
In the fine fragmented soil,
dark green leaves of hope.

© Bill Engleson 2022

Each day seems to bring its own light, though some of it is muted by the darkness.

This haiku is part of our Volcano theme.

25 – 10

25 October, 2022
no place left to see
no landing strip for airplane
even graveyards gone

© Akua Lezli Hope 2022

 I am a creator and wisdom seeker who uses sound, words, fiber, glass, metal, and wire to create poems, patterns, stories, music, sculpture, adornments, and peace.

This is Akua's first appearance here at Pure Haiku.

This haiku is part of our Volcano theme.

23 – 10

23 October, 2022
The fissure lies north
the flow runs south, endless miles
only strength endures

© TN Kerr 2022

I used to bore holes in the ocean and now…I live day to day, trying to appreciate each one fully.

This haiku is part of our Volcano theme.

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