Daily Haiku: Sept. 17 through 22, 2019

Sandi Pray, a haikuist in the USA, is a great observer, and writes with heart and soul. Her haiku is accessible to everyone who reads it, and her delight in finding the haiku moment is infectious. We know her haiku below will inspire you to read and write more haiku.

sometimes just knowing
i’m not alone
Indian Kukai
evening jam
a banjo picks
through the wind
Akitsu, Spring 2018
with an answer
for everything
the tree of crows
Wild Plum Haiku Contest, April 2017
frog song
a heron’s shadow
takes the last note
A New Resonance 11
Red Moon Press, 2019
blue feathers
all but the song
in my hand
Modern Haiku, 49:2, Summer 2018
only the clicking
of dragonfly wings
hospital garden
A New Resonance 11
Red Moon Press, 2019

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 Daily Haiku: Sept. 17 through 22, 2019

  1. peggybilbro says:

    Yes, I love Sandi’s work! What a pleasure to see these wonderful ones all together.

  2. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #2: Charlotte Digregorio’s Daily Haiku features six previously published haiku by Sandi Pray!

  3. Fabulous. Thank you for passing her moments on.

  4. Paul Beech says:

    I’ve much enjoyed Sandi’s haiku over the last few days. Her observation is acute, sure, but there’s much more to them than this. It’s her playful ingenuity in spinning a haiku that intrigues me, with several requiring a second or third reading for that “Ah ha!” moment when all becomes clear – a pleasure not unlike that upon finding the solution to a Golden Age mystery story.

    For example, with “evening jam”, it was only upon re-reading that I realised – “Ah ha!” – that this was not on the theme of rush-hour traffic congestion but about musicians jamming together, a banjo stitching through the wind instruments. Sandi’s misdirection was worthy of Agatha Christie!

    I shall look out for her work again!

    My very best,


  5. Maureen Weldon says:

    Intriguing haiku, each time I read them I found something new.
    All best wishes,
    Maureen Weldon

  6. Thanks for commenting, Maureen.

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