Haiku That Evokes Peace Anchors Us

Adobe Photoshop PDFI love reading and writing haiku that evokes  a moment of peace. I often find peace in solitude when I’m walking alone, or  late at night when I’m in my living room with no noise coming from outside.

I recently sent emails to fellow haikuists about submitting a haiku that evokes peace. I think you will treasure some of the moments they wrote about. I even included one of my own.

winter dawn
watching fog curl
from the teapot

—Alicia Hilton,
Finalist in the Jack Stamm Haiku Award Contest, 2011

early fall morning
we make spoons
the ceiling fan stirs

–Sari Grandstaff
Modern Haiku, Autumn, 2009

silent moon-filled night,
a thousand sand grains move
to make this footprint

–Charlie Rossiter

evening meditation
on the tao of the next wave
everything rests

–Terri L. French
haiga  online, Issue 12-2, 2011

old growth . . .

–Charlotte Digregorio
Modern Haiku, Issue 39.2, Summer 2008

leaves changing . . .
the river
lets me be who I am

–Francine Banwarth
2011, Vol. 34, Number 1

Zen meditation–
emptying my mind
when no one is looking

–Stanford M. Forrester
January Sun,  2007

quiet out—
while resting I find
my pulse

–Tom Clausen
Dim Sum, 2010/I

farm pond
now the snowflakes
come to drink

–Dan Schwerwin
bottlerockets, #24


–Bill Pauly
Wet Cement
, (The Cradle 2 Anthology), 2011

finding the path –
the peas emerge searching
for the trellis

–Merrill Gonzales

Copyright 2012 by Charlotte Digregorio.




About Charlotte Digregorio

I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. I recently received an Official Commendation from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for my thirty-eight years of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of five non-fiction books: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; and Your Original Personal Ad. The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide. I am also the author of a poetry collection: "Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu." Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer's Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won forty-seven poetry awards, writing twelve poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I have been nominated and listed in "The International Authors and Writers Who's Who" in Cambridge, England and in the "Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada." I hosted my own radio program, "Poetry Beat," on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University's Mann Library. My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades . In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities. There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America, and for two years as its Second Vice President.
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11 Responses to Haiku That Evokes Peace Anchors Us

  1. snowbirdpress says:

    Charlotte, This is a lovely collection. Each one takes us down another path. Many thanks, Merrill

  2. Hi Charlotte, As Merrill said, each haiku lovely. Happy National Haiku Poetry Day!
    Thank you, Ellen

  3. a truly fine collection -thank you for sharing!


  4. Yousei Hime says:

    I enjoyed each and every one. For me, if I sigh and smile after reading, I know it’s a good one.

    mint tea
    natural drift from worry to smile

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