Daily Haiku: Jan. 12, 2019

my pockets swell
with wadded tissues
winter clouds
by Joyce Clement (USA)
bits of itself
The Haiku Society of America Membership Anthology, 2002
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Daily Haiku: Jan. 11, 2019

empty tracks
a stranger and I
looking in the same direction
by Yu Chang (USA)
Upstate Dim Sum, 2002, II
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Daily Haiku: Jan. 10, 2019

more snow–

a man on the bus

with a braille laptop


by Tom Clausen (USA)

Upstate Dim Sum, 2011/11

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Calling All Poets and Artists!

Enjoy haiku! Become motivated to write it. My haiga– a haiku sequence accompanied by art by Nicole Garcia– is on exhibit at City Hall in Highland Park, IL through Feb. 28. There will be a reception for this group show, from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday,  Jan. 14. Come meet a lot of poets and artists. You can even learn all about haiku from me!

I always like to connect with people who love poetry and art. The show is sponsored by The Art Center of Highland Park that selected artists and poets to participate, along with the assistance of Jennifer Dotson of Highland Park Poetry who helped The Art Center to select pieces by poets. Of course, I am most grateful to Nicole Garcia who did the stunning artwork for “Homeless,” my haiku sequence. Through Highland Park Poetry, this piece travels a lot!GetFileAttachment-12

If you are a poet, think about expanding your horizons and meeting artists to collaborate  with. This piece of haiga was gifted to me by Highland Park Poetry after I won one of its Poetry Challenge Contests several years ago. Nicole Garcia, a student in Highland Park at the time, joined in the project. Thanks to Highland Park Poetry,  it was displayed in Pace Buses in suburban Chicago, too.

Be bold! Go to art shows and meet artists. Maybe you’ll meet an artist that you can learn from and also get him/her interested in writing poetry. It’s a two-way street. It’s not just about you, but the other person, too.

Start this new year off by challenging yourself. Of course, if you have a skill like photography, or any artistic skill, think about using your creativity to the maximum and combining the two yourself.

I wish all my readers a rewarding and productive new year.

Copyright 2019 by Charlotte Digregorio.

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 9, 2019

my daughter searches
for a lost doll
by LeRoy Gorman (Canada), Author
glass bell
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Daily Haiku: Jan. 8, 2019

packed in snow
the burlapped roots
of a blue spruce
by Julie Warther  (USA)
Frogpond, Vol 41.3, 2018
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Daily Haiku: Jan. 7, 2019

sunset on the lake

all the colors

come ashore

by Connie R Meester (USA)

Frogpond, Vol. 41.2, Spring/Summer 2018

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