Poem in your pocket . . .

Poem in Your Pocket Day is coming–April 26–and I’m asking readers to send their favorite haiku (no more than 3 please) to me by Tuesday, April 24, for my Thursday post.  The idea is to share a poem with others as part of National Poetry Month.  The haiku can be yours or someone else’s.  To get in the spirit, you can visit The Haiku Foundation’s digital archive of poetry, where you’ll find an assortment of contemporary haiku anthologies ready to download; or check out Poemhunter.com or Haikupoetshut.com for haiku by Basho and other Japanese masters.

Let me know if you have a favorite haiku, and I’ll try to post it.  Here’s a favorite of mine to get you started:

Among these graffiti is the name of someone I love

–Matsuo Basho, trans., Hiroaki Sato


About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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15 Responses to Poem in your pocket . . .

  1. Earth Day
    my new-blue sweater
    from the thrift store

    thank you!

  2. angie werren says:

    great idea, margaret!
    I’ve sent you my favorites — please let me know if they don’t get through.

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  4. Yousei Hime says:

    Here are 3 favorites of mine:

  5. alee9 says:

    My favorites in the order of how they affect me: Issa from a philosophical depth, Shiki on my senses, Basho of my senses calmed to rest on an illumined sky. Thanks for this great opportunity to really think of favorites and why, mi hermana!

  6. Margaret, am I too late?

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