Category Archives: haiku

Daily Haiku: April 12, 2017

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

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‘Clock watching’ – interpreting photo haiku

The dandelion seed head, or ‘clock flower’ in the photo below inspired the accompanying  haiku. I combined the image and words in Photoshop and submitted it to the photo haiku competition organised each month by Japanese TV NHK World’s HAIKU MASTERS. Episode … Continue reading

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Matrix NI’s ‘sci-ku’ challenge

For the last couple of weeks I have been researching science topics and counting on my fingers for a science haiku competition. The brief for this event the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, Matrix, was to Tweet science-inspired haiku in three lines … Continue reading

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Of ‘hyggekrog’ dreams…

Angela Topping’s highly enjoyable hygge series focusses on the many aspects of this Danish word that loosely describes how simple pleasures in life can make us feel good. The writer explained in one post that the associated noun hyggekrog defines a place that embodies cosiness. She said it … Continue reading

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First publication of the year on tinywords

  This is a monostich (one line haiku) that is very close to my heart. It refers to my youngest sister Niamh’s two-year battle with cancer, which she lost in September. Even though it is just seven words long, the … Continue reading

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There’s something about clowns…

Okay, so the subject in Henri Rosseau’s Carnival Evening, 1886 is the character, Pierrot rather than a clown, but the dark, surreal atmosphere in the painting had the same effect on me as creepy clowns and carnivals. Think American Horror – particularly its Freak Show season.  … Continue reading

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Muse India – Triveni feature

“In Hindu tradition, Triveni refers to the confluence of three major rivers, the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati, at a place called Prayag. But here at Muse India, it signifies the coming together of Japan, India, and the rest … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

  May all your wishes come true in 2016

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Tasty kukai!

Thanks to inspiration from my daughter, I’m flying the flag for Northern Ireland in the latest European Quarterly Kukai. A kukai is a haiku event in which participants write to a theme provided by the organiser, often a kigo, or ‘season … Continue reading

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In the Financial Times on election day!

Click the link for the article FT, London  07/05/2015 Taken from an article in the Financial Times yesterday Haiku at Work: ‘the man from IT’ and ‘the personal performance review’ Our haiku contest this week attracted entries ranging from clever … Continue reading

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