Category Archives: Haiga

nonstop . . .

National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) is in full gear, and, happily, I am joining old friends and new in the effort to produce one haiku per day for the shortest month of the year. This is the fourth year I’ve … Continue reading

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remembering Kat . . .

This week I, along with other members of the haiku community, learned of the sudden, unexpected death of Kat Creighton. Kat was a photographer as well as a poet, combining words and images to create the poetic form known as … Continue reading

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echoing . . .

Ever since I started this blog three years ago, I’ve asked contributors to send me poems to honor their lost loved ones as part of a single All Souls Day/Day of the Dead post. This year, however, I’m planning something slightly different. During … Continue reading

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moonlight madness . . .

Dogs howl at it. Lovers gawk at it. Like most haiku poets, I have a tendency to write about the moon . . . a lot. Here, then, are two recent homages to the night sky’s most prominent celestial body. … Continue reading

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prairie fire . . .

I recently received my copy of Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga–a beautiful anthology published by Dos Gatos Press out of Austin, Texas, that features haiku inspired by the landscape of the Southwest. The book is divided into sections representing … Continue reading

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my empty glass . . .

kernels, April 2013 After a few hiccups (actually a computer crash), an’ya‘s new online journal kernels is up and running. And she and her team are, bit by bit, recovering more material to include there. I’m happy to be a part … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month . . .

The month’s halfway over, but the celebration (of poetry) just keeps on keepin’ on. And, of course, there’s so much you still can do to be a part of it. Need a little inspiration? You could join the crowd at … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays . . .

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays . . . and a very Happy New Year to you and yours!

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how to express . . .

  During a season of hope and prayer, how do any of us make sense of the violence that often overshadows our world? I’m not sure, except to keep looking for answers . . .   A Hundred Gourds, vol. 2, no. 1, December 2012 … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead III . . .

    her altar set for family and friends . . . each calavera flickering light that sparks all of our memories                –Margaret Dornaus Once again, I’m privileged to share several images and small … Continue reading

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