Category Archives: haiku

Greetings from the east coast! A couple of haiga from these parts…

For those unfamiliar with this term, a haiga is a combination of short form poetry such as haiku or tanka and artwork. Welcome to those of you who are visiting this blog via Rattle Poetry. I look forward to reading your … Continue reading

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Of giants and dwarves…

UPDATE! My haibun, ‘Finding Narnia’ inspired by this grove of twelve redwoods in Kilbroney Forest Park, Rostrevor, is featured in the January edition of Contemporary Haibun Online. Original Post… HAIKU MASTERS in Kyoto Broadcast live on NHK World, Japan, December … Continue reading

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Scryptic Magazine – a trip to the dark side

Why not take a look at the deliciously dark material that is Scryptic Magazine… Much obliged to editors Chase Gagnon and Lori A Minor for selecting my haibun as runner up in the journal’s inaugural Halloween competition. I had been researching … Continue reading

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Strange goings-on in the stationery cupboard

Back in 2014, an on-going poetry competition started up in the Financial Times called ‘Workplace Haiku.’ Despite it’s name, this column which ran for 18 months mainly featured senryu – haiku’s more humorous cousin – which I assume was because … Continue reading

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‘Garden Party’ on Haiku Masters

  Feedback on a shahai or photo haiku is always appreciated, particularly when a reader has interpreted a particular combination of words and images in a different way to that which inspired it. Often this happens when someone with a … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: April 12, 2017

Originally posted on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog:
first thaw our spades remove                                                    …

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Photo haiku goes global

Last year, poets from 96 countries and territories submitted 5,303 photo haiku to the NHK World TV web-based programme Haiku Masters. The photo haiku is a relatively new form of visual literature. Each month the Haiku Masters production team calls for entries from around the … Continue reading

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Hygge Feature #17 Coming in from the cold and dark

Originally posted on Angela Topping:
Being outdoors in the cold and coming home makes hygge more intense. A bowl of soup, a warm fire and the tingle of warmth returning to frozen hands and feet – it’s almost worth going…

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The role of ‘fusoku-furi’ in the art of photo haiku

FURTHER UPDATE: I was excited to learn over the Christmas holidays that my entry in the January episode of the award-winning Japanese TV programme HAIKU MASTERS won Haiku Master of the Month. Haiku master and judge Michio Nakahara said, “The … Continue reading

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Monday blues turn pink!

  Some good news this morning! I have participated several times in London’s Financial Times Workplace Haiku Competition that has been running every fortnight for the last eighteen months. During that period, I was fortunate enough to have had some … Continue reading

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