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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

Namaste

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.


8 comments:

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

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

    popocatepetl
    far away
    I draw a flower

    Thanks for setting up this Shuukan writing meme!
    Joe

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    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.

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    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?

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    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?

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

    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!

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

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