12-19 – Featured Haiku Writer

19 December, 2019

scent of petrichor–

summer drips and blows away

on faded gold leaves

© Merril D. Smith 2019


Merril D. Smith’s published work has focused mainly on the history of women, sexuality, and culture.

This haiku is part of our theme of Disintegrate.


25 November, 2019

lazy summer morn

colourful globules swirl, Plop!

back to real world

© Sunita Sahoo 2019


I’m a girl having strong passion for composing haiku, poems and spooky flash fiction.

This is Sunita’s first appearance on Pure Haiku!

This haiku is part of our theme of Disintegrate.

Comet’s Trail …

25 June, 2018

Thank you to everyone who contributed on our theme of Celestial Bodies! Pat_Feb_17

I thoroughly enjoyed our deep space trek!

Pure Haiku is now taking a holiday, until the autumn, when a new theme will be posted.

I won’t be around much online until September/October, due to the busyness of my self-employed work!

Enjoy your summer and keep writing haiku!

If you enjoy haiku and other kinds of poetry, you might be interested in my first ever paperback poetry anthology. This Is Me is available as a paperback from Amazon.

© Freya Pickard 2018




30 September, 2016
almost heart-shaped, green
jagged edges, crinkled leaf
grows any which way
© Freya Pickard 2016
Here is another haiku I wrote whilst recuperating and have no idea what I used for the inspiration!
This haiku is part of my LEAF series.


29 September, 2016
trefoil trinity
brightly green, pink-flowered growth
oxalis – cat’s bed
© Freya Pickard 2016
Until I learnt the true name of oxalis, I always called the plant Mistletoe’s bed, as it’s where my old cat loved to sleep.
This haiku is part of my LEAF series.


28 September, 2016
each frond placed higher
neat serrated edges grow
green, triangular
© Freya Pickard 2016
Possibly inspired by the geometric patterns of bracken. I’m not sure though – I wrote it whilst recovering from major surgery several years ago.
This haiku is part of my LEAF series.


27 September, 2016
weeping willow trails
leaf tears above water’s edge
twisted trunk reflects
© Freya Pickard 2016
I remember what inspired this haiku; one of the weeping willows at Sheffield Park Gardens.
This haiku is part of my LEAF series.

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