fallen leaves –
taste of summer
in the fruit bowl
Blithe Spirit Vol 23 No. 4, p. 41
Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Chanukah to friends who celebrate it. And to the rest of my friends, wherever they happen to be in the world, who would be happy for the opportunity to give thanks for blessings received any time of the year, Happy Thanksgiving too!
I am giving thanks for my family and friends, the creative, nourishing and supportive haiku communities and writers’ groups I am involved with around the world, and the gift of every day on this Earth I continue to receive.
A special note of thanks to the The Haiku Foundation for its breathtaking work on the many and varied haiku projects it sustains and furthers. It too is giving thanks and fundraising for its work during the period from Thanksgiving through St. Nicholas Day. Please take a look to see what they’ve been up to this year, as well as the exciting program they have planned for the coming days here.
While you are visiting their site, I encourage you to sign up for their email notifications, follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook: this way you will be kept up to date with all their offerings.
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.
why must I write
#NaHaiWriMo prompt: sprinkle
by the Thames
Klee’s “Fish Magic”
I visited Paul Klee’s show at the Tate, and this painting caught my heart! The magic of ‘Fish Magic’. Source of image: here
NaHaiWriMo prompt (for the 29th of October 2013) : secret lives
A new, exciting Project in the Haiku world!
The Living Haiku Anthology aims to bring “a multicultural voice of haiku to the general public,” its mission being “to provide numerous and varied haiku, free of charge, to readers from all over the world including schools of education at all levels.” The Anthology team is collecting and documenting many of the finest haiku (and living poets) today. So what an honour and pleasure to be included in it. Please visit and browse the poets and poetry in it. You will find an index of poets here
And while you are visiting, don’t forget to take a look at my haiku too. They can be found by clicking here
traveling light /
a soul enters the river /
of heaven //
Svetlana Marisova Memorial kukai 2013
my finger’s shadow points
the wrong way
NaHaiWriMo prompt: finger
wind in the reeds /
the creases /
on your lips //
NaHaiWriMo prompt: wrinkles
so many shoppers
looking for bargains…
Dottie Dot award (one of three), Haiku Bandit Society, September 2013