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    This is a showcase for your recent haiku. Both previously published and unpublished haiku are welcome, Keep commentary positive and let us know what poems you enjoy the most. Please acknowledge the provenance of previously published poems. Most of all, enjoy the fine haiku!

    Please share up to five of your most recent haiku, any topic. One haiku post per user per day. If we get enough interest Admin will select our favorites from this thread throughout the year to include as part of an in-print members anthology. If you would like to opt out of this anthology publication and do not want us to have reprint rights, simply write "opt out" after your haiku. Notifications of selection will be before the release of the anthology and you may still decline your inclusion.

    ***One caveat for this thread is that you don't have to save up for only the best of the best, this is meant to be a daily share thread and has room for more than just "signature haiku." The gallery section is meant as a convenient space to share work that you might otherwise post to social media, published work is welcome but unpublished poems are fine too, with the caveat that editors may not accept submissions that have been posted to a public forum. Don't be afraid to post here because of the word "best," it can be the your favorite haiku that you've written today or a finished poem that you love but haven't been able to place elsewhere, it doesn't need to be an all-time masterpiece! And if you're not publishing minded, this is a way to share your work with other poets.
    ghost cave i brush aside the dharma of a lobster god

  • #2
    7/14/2019 Three for the day:

    each ridge of trees
    fainter in the alpine mist
    a lament for Pagliacci



    redemption value—
    a ragtag Jesus shoulders
    his bag of cans



    rhinestone cowboy—
    Orion recumbent against
    the city skyline


    all previously published in Bones 17: June 2019
    ghost cave i brush aside the dharma of a lobster god

    Comment


    • haikutec
      haikutec commented
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      As a founding editor of Bones I always enjoy seeing the journal being quoted.

      I really liked "a ragtag Jesus shoulders his bag of cans" both as a line for a poem or any other genre, but that Jesus was and is a common name. I remember my first shock as a child in a Spanish restaurant when a waiter was called Jesus.

      haikutec aka Alan Summers

    • Alice Wanderer
      Alice Wanderer commented
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      The last of these conjured a very strong visual impression. And I very much like the sounds of "Orion recumbent." Pagliacci lost me because I don't know the reference.

  • #3
    October rain
    Captain America
    shields his candy

    *

    evening train
    I squeeze into
    my headphones

    *

    night winds
    I let her go
    to voicemail

    *

    These three senryu were published in bottle rockets, Otata, and Frogpond respectively. All three also appeared in New Resonance 11.
    https://davereadpoetry.blogspot.com/

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    • Dave Read
      Dave Read commented
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      Thank you very much Carole. I truly appreciate your feedback and thoughtful reading of my poems. :-)

    • Alice Wanderer
      Alice Wanderer commented
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      I like the humour in the first two and the wryness of the last.

    • Dave Read
      Dave Read commented
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      Thank you Alice!

  • #4


    an owl’s moon
    watering the black
    between stars

    Publication credit: Leaf-fall, Issue 1.1 ed. Akira Yagami (June 2019)



    when yellow is round I miss your apostrophe


    Publication credit: weird laburnum ed. Michael O’Brien (May 2019)




    Deep end of winter
    a swan’s luminosity
    enters the river


    First Prize (English Section)
    Societatea Română de Haiku CONTEST (April 2019)
    A ‘575’ haiku






    eye of the song a blackbird touching the void


    Winning haiku, The British Haiku Society Awards 2018/19 (Haiku Section) judge: Scott Mason




    each window its own night train


    Honourable Mention, The British Haiku Society Awards 2018/19 (Haiku Section) judge: Scott Mason



    All under my name Alan Summers although I've had a few under other names including MASKS (Roadrunner) & Bones Journal (as a founding editor) etc...

    Comment


    • #5
      I don't know that I will ever know what my best haiku are. But I did get third place in the Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards today for this one, which I do particularly like. I am very appreciative of Cherie Hunter Day's wonderful comments.

      carving
      the snow
      ulu moon

      https://www.theheronsnest.com/awards/awards_2019.html

      Comment


      • haikutec
        haikutec commented
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        Robin, you know that I know that you know that I know, or something like that, that I know your work, and you have signature work. :-) You seem a very coordinated person, and developed a wonderful arc of development as an artist that many, including myself, deeply respect.

      • Guest's Avatar
        Guest commented
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        LOL Well, I guess other people are better at categorizing things for me than I am. Especially you.

      • haikutec
        haikutec commented
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        For some of us, we might not know what we are as a writer. I do know that comments, or rather statements, from fellow poets, or course participants, has really helped. I guess we are what we are, we write what we are, and it might not always figure into someone else's matrix. :-)

    • #6
      I've always loved the last one Alan.

      "each window its own night train"

      Comment


      • haikutec
        haikutec commented
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        Thank you! I've taken two long night trains, one through mainland Europe, and one from London to Glasgow. Both were quite an experience in various ways. :-)

        And I've caught a lot of milk trains, and late night trains, and they are fascinating microcosms.

        thanks again!

        Alan

    • #7
      this is summer
      I’m partly out
      of the stone

      .

      dusty icon
      I have no
      third person I
      Last edited by jshb; 08-01-2019, 05:05 PM.

      Comment


      • #8
        All Souls’ Day
        father sharpens
        his hunting knife

        Otata 44

        the elevator opens a lily all by itself

        Fresh Out Magazine, June 2019

        oil spill footage
        the whole room
        falls silent

        Red Eft Review, July 2019

        night train
        the mime removes
        his makeup

        wales Haiku Journal, Summer 2019
        Last edited by John McManus; 08-04-2019, 06:22 AM.

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        • jshb
          jshb commented
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          "the mime"?

      • #9
        Thanks for the comment Johannes. It’s a truncated way of saying ‘mime artist’ a performer who tells a story through the movement of their hands, body and facial expressions without the use of speech.

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        • jshb
          jshb commented
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          I know, I was merely pointing to the typo: thr which I suspect should be a the

      • #10
        Ah, my bad Johannes. I didn’t spot the typo in my original post. 😩

        Comment


        • #11
          crossing the parking lot
          the summer wind carries
          a single brown leaf


          rain tapering off
          a roadside field gives the sky
          back its light


          the triangulation
          of its lean:
          toppled pine tree


          Published in: Under the Basho (2018); North Carolina Poetry Society's Pinesong Awards Anthology (2019); and the Poetry Pea podcast, Season 2 Episode 14 (2019)

          Comment


          • haikutec
            haikutec commented
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            These are great! Really great!

            Alan

          • craigkittner
            craigkittner commented
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            That's very kind Alan, thank you.

          • Lisa Espenmiller
            Lisa Espenmiller commented
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            I like the second poem in particular. Unexpected. Beautiful image/idea.

        • #12
          deep below.jpg
          Honorable Mention, 2nd Annual Marlene Mountain Haiku Contest
          Attached Files

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          • Richard Gilbert
            Richard Gilbert commented
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            Dig it!
            ... ...

          • Guest's Avatar
            Guest commented
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            Thanks Dave and Richard!

          • Alice Wanderer
            Alice Wanderer commented
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            Yes!! (The comment box requires more, but I've said it all...)

        • #13
          Hello all,

          My recent published best is:

          an ex-lover’s voice
          snow patches
          in my right amygdala


          published (today, 08.08.2019) at weird laburnum



          I also like my monostich published in Bones 17:
          .
          fluent in egg-laying my ex-lover a butterfly

          .



          Regards,
          Réka
          autumn wind giving voice to all that I lose * limbless in a dream snail autumn * an ex-lover’s voice snow patches in my right amygdala Reka Nyitrai

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          • Clayton Beach
            Clayton Beach commented
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            Both are excellent ku Reka thanks for sharing!

          • Pris Campbell
            Pris Campbell commented
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            Yes, I love these, especially the butterfly.

        • #14
          One caveat for this thread is that you don't have to save up for only the best of the best, this is meant to be a daily share thread and has room for more than just "signature haiku." The gallery section is meant as a convenient space to share work that you might otherwise post to social media, published work is welcome but unpublished poems are fine too, with the caveat that editors may not accept submissions that have been posted to a public forum. Don't be afraid to post here because of the word "best," it can be the your favorite haiku that you've written today or a finished poem that you love but haven't been able to place elsewhere, it doesn't need to be an all-time masterpiece! And if you're not publishing minded, this is a way to share your work with other poets.
          ghost cave i brush aside the dharma of a lobster god

          Comment


          • #15
            8/09/2019


            arcus senilis—
            a sad story somewhere there
            in the wilted ipomenea



            sunset over the lake
            with the sand midges
            comes twilight



            tea leaves settle.
            i'll leave market forecasts
            to the windsock
            ghost cave i brush aside the dharma of a lobster god

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            • Dave Read
              Dave Read commented
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              I like all three of these Clayton, but “tea leaves settle” is brilliant! Great stuff.

            • Pris Campbell
              Pris Campbell commented
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              All top dollar. My favorite is the windsock.
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