Sailing into the sunset …

26 March, 2018
Thank you for sailing with us on this Ocean-themed journey!
A new theme will be announced on 2nd April so keep a look out for that! As usual you’ll have 3 weeks to submit your work here.
Don’t forget that if you submit 4-5 haiku you’ll be in with a chance to be selected as the featured haiku writer for the theme!
I’m also releasing a FREE book on 2nd April at my other blog, Dragonscale Clippings So don’t miss out on Silver Fire, Volume One of The Kaerling!
Sail in peace until we meet once more …

SeaweedHeart

© Freya Pickard 2018

3 – 22 – featured haiku writer

22 March, 2018
in the darkest depths
confined within rusting hulks
lie watery graves
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2018

Here is the fourth haiku from our featured haiku writer, Ken Gierke. Time spent on or near the water has always been important to Ken. In a past life that meant boating and scuba diving. Today it means kayaking or walking along a river or stream. It may even mean sitting on a shoreline, writing poetry. Don’t forget to follow Ken at Rivrvlogr

Again, this haiku stayed with me from the first reading; such a dark scene, chilling and eerie. And I love the way Ken shows, rather than tells.
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

3 – 21 – featured haiku writer

21 March, 2018
towering brown kelp
algae rich in nutrients
abalone feed
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2018

Here is the third haiku from our featured haiku writer, Ken Gierke. He retired and was then transplanted from Western New York to Missouri. He finds himself missing familiar sights, but reminds himself that familiarity is a state of mind. Have you visited his blog yet at Rivrvlogr

I loved the image of the “towering brown kelp” – such a brilliant image for kelp floating in water.
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

3 – 20 – featured haiku writer

20 March, 2018
surf pounds rocky shore
tower of light guides sailors
safe harbour refuge
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2018

Here is the second haiku from our featured haiku writer, Ken Gierke. He tells me that he is inspired by the poets he follows on WordPress. You can read more of his work at Rivrvlogr

This haiku stood out to me from the first reading; the contrast between the shore and the safe harbour. I also liked his implicit mention of the lighthouse.
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

3 – 19 – featured haiku writer

19 March, 2018
warm tropical breeze
relaxing in paradise
West Indies island
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2018

Here is the first haiku from our featured haiku writer! Ken Gierke has contributed many times to Pure Haiku and this is his first appearance as a featured writer! Check out his creative poetry at Rivrvlogr

Although this haiku appears simplistic, Ken’s use of language is very powerful – I read this first on a very cold day and found myself relaxing …
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

3 – 16

16 March, 2018
A gyre of plastic
shames us all as it smothers
shrouds our wild world.
© Dragonsilk 2018

Dragonsilk says of herself, “Who am I ? A sometime painter of worlds in words and pictures in paintings.”

I chose this haiku because it was relevant, without being preachy.
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

3 – 15

15 March, 2018
sharks chasing the blood
savage turmoil in their wake
the gull’s mourning cry
©  Francis James Franklin 2018

Francis James Franklin has a contrary sense of humour and a passion for writing; his blog is littered with irreverent poetry, fantastic fiction and miscellaneous musings.

This haiku stood out to me because of the vivid image of the sharks hunting and the seagulls in mourning.
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

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