Daily Haiku: Nov. 19, 2018

late autumn

the sound of reeds

when everyone’s gone

 

by Sandi Pray (USA)

Provenance, 2015

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Daily Haiku: Nov. 18, 2018

winter solstice
no spark of recognition
in mother’s brown eyes
by Roberta Beary (Ireland/USA)
Caretaker 1 & 2, 2018
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Holidays: A Great Time for Showcasing Your Writing & Helping Others, Too

I am somehow still lost in October. And, here, November is whizzing by. As writers, we often realize that we need to spend time during the holiday season not only with friends and family, but sharing ourselves and our work with our readers. It may be something as simple as  having your work displayed where a lot of people gather or giving a poetry reading with a book signing. But, you can also showcase other people’s work, too.

Coming up next weekend, on Sunday, Nov. 25, I will be guest reader at Brewed Awakening coffee shop in Westmont, IL from 12:30 to 2 p.m., 19 W. Quincy St. I will read various forms of my poetry and sign my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. This event is sponsored by Illinois State Poetry Society.

Each time  I do a reading, I see faces I know–some whom I haven’t seen in years– and of course, new faces from the immediate area where I am doing the reading. Of course, the holiday time is a great time to sell books–the best time of the year– as most people love to give signed copies to their friends and family.

And, on Friday, Nov. 30, at 4:30 p.m. I will be attending a poets’ and artists’ reception at ArrivaDolce Cafe in Highland Park, IL where my poem “Solitary Thoughts” is on exhibit. (1823 St. Johns Ave.) This event is sponsored by East on Central Association. I will engage with friends and the public there.

However, the holiday season, as we know, isn’t just about ourselves. It’s about giving to others. Many people come up to me after my readings, remember me, and tell me how they appreciated my mentoring them years back on a volunteer basis.

Although I, like other writers, love to showcase my work,  I also make time during the holidays and throughout the year, showcasing the work of others. One of my new projects is to showcase the work of others (besides the one in The Daily Haiku on this blog”).  A new effort is my poetry column in a local lifestyle magazine. The magazine is “Winnetka Living.” It’s an attractive, glossy, full color magazine.

I run a column called “Creatively Versed,” where I showcase the work of local and neighboring poets. I run their poetry with their bio and photo, along with a photo they’ve submitted that illustrates their poem. I allow both beginning poets and experienced ones of all ages–even seven-year olds–to participate. I don’t get paid for the column. It’s my way of spreading the word about poetry.

You’d be surprised at how many people like to see their poetry showcased in a general-interest magazine. I think it’s the need to be creative that a lot of us have.

I’ve also spent much time during the past eight years mentoring individual poets on a volunteer basis. My point is this: promote and share your work, but also go through life with the gentle soul of a writer, giving to others without being maniacal about self-promotion.  Many will recognize your volunteer efforts. Some won’t–they’ll take what they can get– but what the heck!

Life isn’t all about recognition and laurels. It’s about giving. And, if you’re not a terribly giving person, think about doing some giving in 2019.

Copyright 2018 by Charlotte Digregorio.

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Daily Haiku: Nov. 17, 2018

senryu
at a meeting
of free thinkers . . .
everyone talks at once
 
by Michael Rehling (USA)
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Daily Haiku: Nov. 16, 2018

deep autumn . . .

walking barefoot

on my mother’s grave


by Pamela A. Babusci
(USA)

White Lotus, No. 9, Fall/Winter, 2009

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Daily Haiku: Nov. 15, 2018

what binds us
a single blossom left
on the crepe myrtle
by Scott Wiggerman (USA)
Frogpond, 38:1, 2015

 

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Daily Haiku: Nov. 14, 2018

longer days–

my father’s shadow

changes shape

 

Goran Gatalica (Croatia)

Wales Haiku Journal, Autumn 2018

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Daily Haiku: Nov. 13, 2018

senryu
 
graveside
mother would have hated
this waste of roses
 
by Barbara Kaufmann  (USA)
Acorn, No. 37, Fall 2016
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Daily Haiku: Nov. 12, 2018

forest bench
I sit where
the sun sat
 
 
by Tanya McDonald  (USA)
Frogpond, Vol. 41:1, 2018
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Daily Haiku: Nov. 11, 2018

fresh grief . . .
the shoveled path
turns to ice
 
by Michele L. Harvey  (USA)
Acorn, No. 37, Fall 2016
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Daily Haiku: Nov. 10, 2018

standing my ground
holes I leave
in the sand
 
 
by Julie Warther  (USA)
Frogpond, Vol. 41:1, Winter 2018
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Daily Haiku: Nov. 9, 2018

senryu
 
re-lacing
his old baseball glove
for his daughter
 
by Ignatius Fay (Canada)
The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku, 2014
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Daily Haiku: Nov. 8, 2018

senryu
 
driving across
a new bridge
on an old road
 
by Ellen Grace Olinger (USA)
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Daily Haiku: Nov. 7, 2018

lying on my back
in light snowfall
a glimpse of the Maker
 
 
by Bill Pauly  (USA)
The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku, 2014
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Daily Haiku: Nov. 6, 2018

no religion
yet plead each clear night
to distant stars
 
 
by Doris Lynch  (USA)
The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku, 2014
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Daily Haiku: Nov. 5, 2018

A gift
of silver
Christmas moon
 
by Alexis Rotella (USA), Author
Voice of the Mourning Dove,  1991
 

 

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Daily Haiku: Nov. 4, 2018

ruts in the road
i follow a metaphor
home
 
by Michael Rehling  (USA)

 

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Daily Haiku: Nov. 3, 2018

grand canyon . . .
the echoes
of silence

by Barbara Tate  (USA)
Butterfly Dream, April 4, 2018

 

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Daily Haiku: Nov. 2, 2018

dusk moon
a child’s ball bobs
on the ebb tide
 
 
by Beverley George (Australia), Author
Spinifex

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Daily Haiku: Nov. 1, 2018

no more bread
no more ducks–
alone
 
 
by Elmedin Kadric (Sweden)
bottle rockets, #34, 2016
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Daily Haiku: Oct. 31, 2018

rainy day photos
Mom remembers
the seafoam dress
 
 
by kjmunro  (Canada)
bottle rockets, #34, 2016
 

 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 30, 2018

old stone bridge
whether I cross it
or not
 
 
 
by David G. Lanoue  (USA)
bits of itself
The Haiku Society of America Membership Anthology, 2002

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 29, 2018

senryu
 
juxtaposition
my mind
elsewhere
 
by Mike Montreuil  (Canada)
Haiku Canada Review, 10:1, February 2016
 

 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 28, 2018

opal moon
the scarecrow with
bottle cap eyes
by Ron C. Moss (Australia)
Modern Haiku, 47:1, 2016
 

 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 27, 2018

grass roots
how quickly a bamboo
becomes a forest
 
by Yu Chang  (USA)
Frogpond, Vol. 14, No. 3, Fall 2018

 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 26, 2018

senryu
 
fishing license
marriage license
worms
 
by Deborah P Kolodji  (USA)
Haiku Canada Review, Vol. 12, No. 2, October 2018

 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 25, 2018

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 24, 2018

bitter cold

I warm a few pennies

in my pocket

 

 

by Tom Clausen (USA)

Frogpond, Vol. 41:2, Spring/Summer 2018

 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 23, 2018

senryu
 
faithful worker
always punches out
on time
 
 
by Michael Ketchek  (USA)
bottle rockets, No. 27, 2012
 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 22, 2018

dragonfly

how your wings

carry me

 

by Debbie Strange  (Canada), Author

A Year Unfolding

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 21, 2018

retreat center
all the hammocks full
of leaves
by Mary Stevens  (USA)
bottle rockets, No. 27, 2012
 

 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 20, 2018

senryu
street kids
my camera brings them
home
 
by Terry Ann Carter (Canada), Author
Now You Know
Hexagram Series
King’s Road Press, 2011
 

 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 19, 2018

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 18, 2018

the live oak tree
a hundred years ago
the lynching
 
by Robert Ertman  (USA)
bottle rockets, No. 33, 2015
 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 17, 2018

last rites
a son’s light kiss
on the old man’s forehead
 
by Barbara Kaufmann  (USA)
Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine, December 2016

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 16, 2018

between us
unspoken words–
withered roses
 
by Rosa Maria Di Salvatore  (Italy)
 

 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 15, 2018

a walk home . . .
the darkwoods’ sound of something
being taken
 
by Tom Clausen (USA)
Modern Haiku, Vol. XXXI, No. 2, Summer 2000
 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 14, 2018

at river’s edge
another special stone
I leave in place
 
by Peggy Bilbro  (USA)
Four Hundred and Two Snails
Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology, 2018

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 13, 2018

icy wind
pinwheels spin
at the child’s grave
 
by Ce Rosenow (USA)
Frogpond, Vol. 36:1, 2013
 

 

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 12, 2018

senryu
my new raincoat
for the nudist colony
clear plastic
 
by Lin Geary  (Canada)
bottle rockets, #16, 2007

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 11, 2018

old slave market:
two black boys buying
cotton candy
 
by L. Teresa Church  (USA)
Four Hundred and Two Snails
Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology, 2018

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 10, 2018

deep into autumn
the curl
of a panhandler’s hand
 

 

by Sharon Pretti (USA)
Mariposa, No. 31, 2014

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 9, 2018

the blue sky

would have been enough

cherry blossoms

 

by Susan Beth Furst  (USA)

Presence, No. 60, 2018

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 8, 2018

senryu
 
bridge game
every hand
liver spotted
 
by Terri L. French  (USA)
Prune Juice, No. 7, 2012
 

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Attention: Announcement about Poetry Chapbook Competition

Dear Followers and Readers,
     I just received this announcement below from Caroline Johnson which some of you may be interested in:
Dear Writing Group Leader,
     We’ve been including a listing for your group on our Writer’s Relief website for quite some time.
     Because we’re always looking for ways to help writers reach their publishing goals, we thought you might want to share the information below with your group members:
     Announcing the 2018 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest Judged
by
Susanna Lang
     The WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook competition is hosted by Writer’s Relief, Inc. The chapbook contest runs until October 31, 2018. The winning poet will receive a $500 cash prize; publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats; Amazon distribution for Kindle and print; and 25 free copies.
     Details are included in this 1-minute video. Click on the image below:
     The contest is limited to poetry chapbooks 24 – 48 pages in length, and the entry fee is $20. For complete contest submission guidelines, visit http://writersrelief.com/watersedge-poetry-chapbook-contest/.
We’re thrilled and honored to have author Susanna Lang judge our third annual poetry chapbook contest!
      Susanna Lang has taught literacy and literature in grades 5-12, as well as graduate-level education courses at National Louis and Northeastern Illinois Universities. She has led adult poetry workshops in public libraries and for many literary organizations. Susanna has published original poems and translations in such journals as Poetry East, Little Star, Prairie Schooner, december, The Baltimore Review, Prime Number Magazine, Jubilat, Comstock Review, Verse Daily, and American Life in Poetry. She has won numerous awards, including a 1999 Illinois Arts Council Award, the Inkwell Poetry Competition in 2009, the Prime Number Poetry Prize in 2015, and multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize. She was a 2010 and 2015 Hambidge Fellow and received a 2011 Emerging Writer Fellowship from The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD.
     Susanna Lang’s newest collection of poems, Travel Notes from the River Styx, was released in summer 2017 from Terrapin Books. Her translations of poetry by Yves Bonnefoy include Words in Stone and The Origin of Language. She lives with her husband in Chicago.
     Learn more about Susanna Lang by visiting her website: www.susannalang.com.
     In 1994, Writer’s Relief started doing business a mere stone’s throw from the New Jersey Meadowlands: a large ecosystem of wetlands in the metropolitan region and an important bird habitat. The water sedge is one of several endangered plant species struggling to survive in this environment.
      The efforts of water sedge to flourish despite difficult odds seems kindred in spirit to poets hoping to successfully publish their poetry books and chapbooks in an uncooperative publishing environment. With the WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest, we hope to help poets thrive and succeed.
     Watch the video for the WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest information. Click HERE!
     We love to work cooperatively with other writers’ organizations. Thank you for helping us to spread the word about this exciting new opportunity for poets. If you have any questions, please reply to this email or call us toll free at (866) 405-3003.

 

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Fabulous Book Sale for Haiku & Haibun Enthusiasts!

This announcement has just arrived from our friend and colleague, Jim Kacian, Publisher of Red Moon Press in Virginia:

Once-in-a-Lifetime Red Moon Press
$1 Moving Sale
     We are moving to a smaller location, and cannot keep the overstock we’ve managed in the past. So we are offering special prices on earlier releases of the books that have made RMP what it is: the Red Moon Anthologies, the New Resonance series, and American Haibun and Haiga/contemporary haibun.
     Every book is $1!
     Here’s the catch: you must make a matching contribution to The Haiku Foundation, which you can do at https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/donate/. And you must pay shipping: $6 for the first book, $10 for 2 or more, to US addresses; $16 for the first book, $24 for 2 or more, to non-US addresses.
     You may take advantage of this never-to-be repeated offer to fill in those gaps in your library. Contact me, Jim Kacian,  at jim.kacian@redmoonpress.com and tell me what you want. We’ll work out the details.
     These books are available:
  • The Red Moon Anthology 1996 (15 copies)
  • The Red Moon Anthology 1997 (18)
  • snow on the water: The Red Moon Anthology 1998 (13)
  • the thin curve: The Red Moon Anthology 1999 (13)
  • a glimpse of red: The Red Moon Anthology 2000 (2)
  • the loose thread: The Red Moon Anthology 2001 (7)
  • pegging the wind: The Red Moon Anthology 2002 (15)
  • tug of the current: The Red Moon Anthology 2004 (5)
  • inside the mirror: The Red Moon Anthology 2005 (10)
  • big sky: The Red Moon Anthology 2006 (11)
  • white lies: The Red Moon Anthology 2008 (11)
  • evolution: The Red Moon Anthology 2010 (8)
  • nothing in the window: The Red Moon Anthology 2012 (4)
  • galaxy of dust: The Red Moon Anthology 2015 (16)
  • dust devils: The Red Moon Anthology 2016 (23)
  • A New Resonance 1 (7 copies)
  • A New Resonance 2 (20)
  • A New Resonance 7 (9)
  • A New Resonance 8 (4)
  • A New Resonance 9 (13)
  • stone frog: American Haibun and Haiga 2 (2 copies)
  • summer dreams: American Haibun and Haiga 3 (21)
  • contemporary haibun 4 (28)
  • contemporary haibun 5 (10)
  • contemporary haibun 6 (29)
  • contemporary haibun 7 (6)
  • contemporary haibun 8 (2)
  • contemporary haibun 13 (1)
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Daily Haiku: Ben Moeller-Gaa, Oct. 1 through 7, 2018

Longtime poet and author Ben Moeller-Gaa has a new book just out!

Wishbones is a collection of haiku and senryu that explores the synapse between a moment’s initiation and its resolution. Moeller-Gaa shows us what’s possible in this unguarded space through evocative word choice and masterful turns, often with a touch of humor.

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He writes of frogs and thistle, voyeurs and valentines, strip mines and singing bottles, among others. Learn how wishes are spun from the simplest bones.

 

You can read and re-read each of these seven selections from his book through Sunday, as he is our guest poet for the week:

 

what she said

driving home

the sound of blinkers

 

alone, not alone

a loon

in still water

 

unafraid

of what comes next

cicada shells

 

grandpa’s bible

the lines he underlined

the lines he didn’t

 

koi pond

removing the weight

of my backpack

 

standing up

the grass also

rising

 

slowing

to match her pace

eventide

 

To learn more about this book, you may go to: https://folded.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/wishbones/

 

Also, be sure to check out Moeller-Gaa’s website:
http://www.benmoellergaa.com

 

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Seven Things to Keep in Mind about Haiku and Senryu

1.) Haiku and senryu are spontaneous, but can also be a quest. Each day there is something enlightening or amusing to be found in the ordinary. Believe this, discover something, and write about it.

2) Life is short. Haiku and senryu are short.

3) Haiku and senryu are a pleasure and an inspiration.

4) Find haiku and senryu moments you like and return to them, even if by reading about them again and again.

5) Haiku and senryu are genuine.

6) There are no limitations in writing about haiku and senryu. Look inwardly and outwardly.

7) Be fearless in writing haiku and senryu. Just write. And revise each one, even 50 times, if necessary.

Do you have anything to add? If so, just share your ideas below.

Copyright 2018 by Charlotte Digregorio.

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 30, 2018

on my wrist
bead by bead
time passes
by Lidia Rozmus  (USA/Poland)
Four Hundred and Two Snails
Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology, 2018
 

 

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 29, 2018

a low sky

window frames set out

with the trash

 

by Brad Bennett (USA)

Modern Haiku, 48:2, Summer 2017

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