11 – 29

29 November, 2018

gliding sunset sails

water trails on waking dreams –

slip the horizon


© 180916c Impism 2018


Rich Unger tells me, “Given I go by Imp as my pseudonym and am part Gallifreyan, on the distaff side of the family, I have a passing knowledge of portals, (as much as they allow given their capricious nature).” Want to know more? Visit him on facebook at Rich Unger and at High Coo and The Writers Club.

So many different images in just three lines – this haiku made me remember the film At World’s End. 

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


11 – 20

20 November, 2018

light shifting to red

on pathway to the unknown

event horizon


© Ken Gierke 2018


Lately, Ken finds himself focusing on Japanese poetry. He likes the way haiku and tanka offer an opportunity for subtlety in such few words. You can read more of his work at Rivvlogr.

This haiku made me think of red shift and space and time paradoxes – the words speak for themselves.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!

3 – 2

2 March, 2018
tide breaks deep silence
fading footsteps in the sand
empty horizon
©  Peter Bouchier 2018

Peter Bouchier says that “Wherever I lay my pen, that’s my home.” This is his first appearance at Pure Haiku.

I like the way the poet uses these words to create such a wide, open landscape for the reader.
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

9 – 20

20 September, 2013
shadowed sea slate-grey
against bright white horizon;
motionless autumn
© Freya Pickard 2013


26 October, 2012
purple-grey clouds slashed
by pinkness bleeding above
a far horizon
© Freya Pickard 2012


12 October, 2012
pink-slashed horizon
illuminating rainclouds;
Autumnal dawning
© Freya Pickard 2012

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