10 – 18

18 October, 2018

a hole in a leaf

a passage to a new world

the beetle moves on

 

© Dan Brook 2018

 

Dan says of himself, “I’m a writer, speaker, poet, photographer, activist, wanderer, wonderer, and professor of political science and sociology in the beautiful and bountiful San Francisco Bay Area.” Find out more about him and his writing at About Me.

Dan originally submitted this haiku for the theme of LEAF. I chose another of his haiku for that theme, but this re-written haiku I felt was perfect for our new theme …

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


drifting leaves fade …

27 October, 2016
Thank you for journeying with my guests and I as we explored the theme of leaf.
I’m taking a break again from Pure Haiku until the New Year. However, I will be opening Pure Haiku to submissions next week when a new theme will be announced! Hope to hear from you all then!
Meanwhile, I am still blogging over at Dragonscale Clippings – check out the changes I am making…
Before I go, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who took part in my shoutout for the launch of my first poetry collection, Insides. Please let me know if I can ever repay the compliment.
Now that the leaves are falling and autumn is fading, what better way to say goodbye for now than to leave you with a haiku from Dragonsilk.
© Freya Pickard 2016
Turning the pages
Writing the words on new leaves
Growing, changing lives.
© Dragonsilk 2016
Dragonsilk has appeared here at Pure Haiku many times before. She is a wordsmith and artist.

10 – 26 – featured haiku writer

26 October, 2016
Corpses underneath
My feet crunch from the fallen
Soldiers of autumn.
© Jessyca Mathews 2016

Here is the third haiku from our featured haiku writer this week! I am pleased to introduce Jessyca Mathews, lover of Channing Tatum, Common, Leo DiCaprio, and other beautiful things, and all-around cool chick. Have you checked out her blog yet? Sultry Lyricist

I loved the way Jessyca marries the fallen leaves of autumn with dead corpses of soldiers beneath her feet.
This haiku is part of my LEAF series.

10-25 – featured haiku writer

25 October, 2016
Amber-Red-Copper
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.

10-24 – featured haiku writer

24 October, 2016
Floating gracefully
In the cool spring breeze without
Knowing where I land
© Jessyca Mathews 2016

Here is the first haiku from our featured haiku writer this week! I am pleased to introduce Jessyca Mathews, a published author and overworked teacher. Check out her blog at Sultry Lyricist

I enjoyed the airiness of this haiku and the clever structuring of the sentences.
This haiku is part of my LEAF series.

10-21

21 October, 2016
the book lies open
the caravan is leaving
I vanish between
© Kerfe Roig 2016
Kerfe Roig enjoys transforming words and images into something new.  You can follow her explorations on the blog she does with her friend Nina at Method Two Madness.
This one stood out from the first read. I like the mystery of it, what the poet leaves unsaid..
This haiku is part of my LEAF series.

10-20

20 October, 2016
Turn the page gently
Peruse the words of my heart
I call across time
© Merril D. Smith 2016
Merril studies history, writes poetry, and dances with her cats—sometimes at the same time. Read more of her work at Yesterday and Today: Merril’s Historical Musings.
I liked the tender feelings and the nostalgia that came through this haiku; a letter? a diary?
This haiku is part of my LEAF series.

   
 


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