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The THF’s new offerings

What an exciting month December has been! And it is only the 4th of the month!

The Haiku Foundation’s Per Diem: Daily Haiku, a feature I project manage, is scaling new heights this month. Michael McClintock, in his collection “31 Ways of Looking at a Mountain” is taking us for a mountain hike. Each day a new view here

BeFunky_pomegranate.jpgThe Haiku Foundation Fundraising campaign is continuing up to the 6th of December with a number of releases of new material and features. On the 3rd, the new social media account on Pinterest was rolled out. I am pleased to have played a part in this one.

Then there is a new haiga by Jim Kacian, a new digital library interface… there is an endless stream of enthusiasm and creativity coming out of the The Haiku Foundation. And the fundraiser releases continue for three more days!

Are you missing out? Register for blog post notifications via email (see the THF contact page), follow the THF on Twitter: https://twitter.com/haikufound

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/haikufound/boards/‚ and like it on

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Haiku-Foundation/346457215437?ref=ts  

And above all, have fun with haiku!


‘Leonid shower’ Haiga of the Month!

‘Leonid shower’, my haiga, is now Haiga of the Month (November 2013)! Honored, Ramona Linke, thank you!

The haiga can be seen by cliking here

I also reproduce it below:

Please visit Ramona Linke’s blog haiku-art rl, and explore the wondeful work in words and images. Ramona Linke is a writer, poet and haiga master; her work can be seen here


‘Hoedingen’ #12 August 2013


Hoedingen.jpg is a small resort on the shores of Lake Bodensee (also known as Lake Constance). Hoedingen, a northern part of the district and town of Ueberlingen, is a quiet, beautiful place, where you can hear the sound of the wind, the grapes expand and fill with mouthwatering juice, the sound of the grass growing…






between skies and water
cicada songs

‘sleeping beauty’ #25 June 2013

Remember my haiga ‘euphorbia’ posted here a few weeks ago? To see it, please click here

The original photo was of my pond. Below left is another photo, taken in May last year. Then we had a terrible storm. On the 20th of June 2013, the winds raged round the pond, the garden, the whole city; the impact of this storm on my pond can be seen below right:


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needles, then trees
swirl round the pond —
eye of the storm


sleeping beauty —
how the storm covered
your charms



Happy Mindful Writing Day!

Here is my own  ‘smallstone’ of the day!














here is the now — 

this smalls stone I hold

in my hand



This is the first ever Mindful Writing Day; it is organised by Kaspa & Fiona at their blog Writing Our Way Home.
Visit them to read what the other ‘stoners’ are writing, and better still, email them your own stone!