Thursday, April 24, 2014

Haiku Shuukan #2, blossom

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It's my pleasure to share with you our 2nd prompt for Haiku Shuukan, our new weekly haiku-meme.
I have written a lot of haiku about blossom and it always was a joy to compose them. So  I  hope that our prompt for today, for this week,will bring you all the same joy.

This week our prompt is blossom.

So have fun, be inspired and share your 'blossom-haiku' with us all here at our Haiku Shuukan.

in the backyard
the old Sakura has started to bloom
ah! what a joy

(c) Chèvrefeuille


This episode will stay on until May 2nd 11.59 AM (CET) and I will try to post our new episode, courtesan, later that day.


  1. Beautiful haiku. This is an excellent venture, Kristjaan. Will participate as often as I can.

  2. Hi Kristjaan! You are right, no-one could tire of writing haiku about blossom. Here's my attempt:

    far away
    I draw a flower

    Thanks for setting up this Shuukan writing meme!

    1. That is a wonderful haiku Joseph. Why don''t you link-up? You write such wonderful haiku? You have to share them ... if you of course like to do share them publicly.

    2. Thanks Kris. At the moment I'm trying to build up a presence in the regular haiku magazines. That kind of rules out keeping a blog because anything I post there (or here for that matter) can't then be published. The magazine editors generally want first rights.

      I do like dropping in on this weekly meme though, and reading other peoples haiku. Have you ever thought of running a submissions group for one of the free on-line magazines? There may be one or two of the regulars here who'd like to see their name published. Always a thrill, right?

    3. It s always a joy to have haiku published I can relate to that because I have published myself several haiku and there were haiku written by me included in a worldwide anthology.
      I am, by the way, not that familiar with those free on-line magazines. Which magazines you mean?

  3. There's A Hundred Gourds, which is good for starters -
    Then there's The Heron's Nest, which is a slightly better rag imho -

    They're quarterly on-line haiku magazines, though The Heron's Nest produces an annual paper copy too. The next submission deadline is June 15th, so that gives plenty of time for a working group to get some haiku together for a submission. Perfect if people are up for a challenge!

  4. Wow! Kristjaan... I can't keep up with you! You have so many idea and prompts!