Daily Haiku, Sept. 13 through Sept. 19

Today, I am running seven haiku for each day through the 19th, since I will be out of the office on business this week. Please enjoy the haiku of master poet Alan Summers. Through posts on The Daily Haiku, it is my hope that the public will learn what haiku and senryu really are and aren’t. So many of the poems that we see online that are meant to be haiku and senryu by the poet really aren’t.

The best way of learning about the forms and appreciating them are to consistently read good examples of them.

I hope you will enjoy each haiku and senryu post on this blog and reread them to truly understand the beauty and meaning of them.

Seven Haiku by Alan Summers (Website: http://area17.blogspot.com)

old tales
moon-bright leaves
jostle the breeze

Wild Plum 1:1, Spring & Summer 2015

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we learn to adjust
the clocks of our hands
borrowed moon

Bones, journal for contemporary haiku, no. 7, July 15, 2015

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quickening its rain
through the eye of a needle
the dragonfly’s glint

Scope FAWQ magazine, July 2015, vol. 61, no. 6

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night crows
the haystacks lose
their moonlight

Wild Plum, Spring/Summer 2015

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the snow-spinning wind
I dream of only big trees
in my prison yard

Runner Up, The IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award 2015,
The International Academic Forum

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the low slant
of winter light
cathedrals

Semi-Finalist, Shambhala Times First Annual Midwinter Haiku
Contest 2014

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wind-spun flakes…
a child’s world escapes
the snow globe

 Joint Winner, Tinywords photo prompt issue 15.1, 2015

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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 am also 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 have signed books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores. I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won thirty-three poetry awards. 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 am an internationally-published haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka, haibun, free verse, acrostic, cinquain, etheree, and sestina poet. My poetry has been translated into six languages, and I have done poetry readings at a variety of bookstores, libraries, art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. My poetry has been displayed at supermarkets, art galleries, libraries, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I've been interviewed on cable television about my poetry. I also 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 was also self-employed as a communications/public relations/marketing consultant with 111 clients in 16 states. In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give special lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and to those at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and to 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. Currently, I am Second Vice President of the Haiku Society.
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5 Responses to Daily Haiku, Sept. 13 through Sept. 19

  1. haikutec says:

    Reblogged this on Haikutec’s Weblog and commented:
    Delighted and honored to be featured on Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog!

  2. Marie Shimane says:

    Ah, these do show the beauty of the haiku moment. Thank you.

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