Dancing Goddess

1 July, 2020

Today we start our explorations of Elisa Choi Ang’s beautiful Dancing Goddess painting.

Goddess
Painting by Elisa Choi Ang

Thank you to the 20 people who submitted their haiku back in February. I had great enjoyment reading through all 89 haiku! Only 4 entries were rejected outright, mainly because the basic guidelines hadn’t been adhered to. Of the remaining 16 contributors, 8 were short listed for the Featured Haiku Writer slot, but, as usual, only one was chosen!

We welcome back Jan Beekman, Merril D Smith, Claudia Messelodi, Von Smith, Sarah Connor, JulesPaige, Tina Stewart Brakebill, Susi Bocks, Bill Engleson and Goff James.

And we extend a warm welcome to 6 new contributors to Pure Haiku: V. Vaidehi, Dinesh Silva, Ave Jeanne Ventresca, San Lin Tun, Lissa Kelly and Radhika Puttige.

Haiku inspired by the beautiful painting above will appear every 2 days over the next few weeks. Each post will contain a haiku, a brief one line bio about the writer as well as a link to their blog/web site – simply click on their name in the copyright notice underneath the haiku.

The haiku writers have expressed themselves in the seasons, in love, in colour, in dance and in deities. Enjoy!


Translucent becomes opaque …

18 June, 2020

Thank you for journeying with us in our explorations of the word Translucent!

Icicles
Translucent Ice by Jonathon B. Hoyt

I hope you have enjoyed our haiku and met new friends along the way. The next collection of themed haiku starts on 1st July 2020 – I hope you will join us again!

Please note that Pure Haiku won’t be opening to new submissions of haiku until 2021.


Translucent

1 April, 2020

Welcome to the first theme of 2020 – Translucent.

Icicles

Translucent Ice by Jonathon B. Hoyt

Thank you to the 13 contributors who sent a total of 51 haiku between them on the theme of Translucence. 5 contributors were short listed for the Featured Haiku Writer slot but only one was chosen …

I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the submissions and the selected haiku all express the theme through contrast, vivid imagery and ah-ha moments. Translucency is portrayed in ideas, vision, love, stars, water, everyday objects, insects and the turning seasons.

Pure Haiku welcomes three new contributors this season: Christopher Couch, Goff James and Bruce Waddell. We also welcome back some very familiar faces: Merril D. Smith, Kerfe Roig, Jan Beekman, JulesPaige, Dan Brook, Susi Bocks, Bill Engleson, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Von Smith and Claudia Messelodi.

Haiku on the theme of Translucent will be posted every other day for the next few weeks. Each post will contain a haiku, a brief one line bio about the writer as well as a link to their blog/web site – simply click on their name in the copyright notice underneath the haiku.

Everyone who submitted haiku correctly will have heard back from me by now. If you submitted haiku but haven’t received an email from me either accepting or rejecting your submissions, please check the FAQS page to see why.

Our journey begins in 2 days time …

(By the way, I have now chosen ALL the haiku for ALL 3 themes for 2020 and have sent out acceptance and rejection emails to everyone who submitted. If you’ve not received an email, please check your spam/junk folders first. Please also check HOW you sent your submission – if you attached an image or a document to your email I won’t have seen it. If you still think you submitted your work correctly and can’t find an email either accepting or rejecting your haiku, please feel free to send another email to me and I will reply as soon as I can.)

 


Pure Haiku CLOSED to Submissions #3

21 March, 2020

Pure Haiku is now CLOSED to Submissions for the third theme.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work! I am looking forward to reading all your submissions!

Everyone who has submitted haiku on the third theme will be notified of the results by 1st October 2020(I send out rejection notifications along with acceptance emails. If you have NOT heard back from me by 1st October, please let me know!)

Selected haiku for this theme will appear between 1st October and 31st December.

The next theme for submissions will be announced in 2021.


Deadline for submissions #3 is TONIGHT!

20 March, 2020

Don’t forget that the deadline for formal haiku submitted on the theme of ARTURINA ends TONIGHT at midnight!

Please read the full submission guidelines BEFORE submitting your haiku!

It’s really important you read the guidelines in full. I am still receiving submissions with documents attached – these submissions go straight to the spam folder I’m afraid!


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