My very best seasonal greetings to all those who pop in to and read this blog – some of you will celebrate Christmas, some won’t, but I hope that if you live somewhere that has a holiday just now that you have a peaceful and safe time, and a healthy, prosperous and productive 2020.
Here is a selection of seasonal haiku which I hope you’ll enjoy.
long wait backstage –
the evil giant reads
a self-improvement book
Catherine Bullock, number eight wire
the pear tree
turns to tinsel
Shirley May, number eight wire
Christmas Eve –
the neighbour comes round
to borrow some data
Owen Bullock, number eight wire
number eight wire: the fourth New Zealand haiku anthology was launched in March, one of the highlights of my haiku year (I’m co-editor). We have only a few copies left but we’d love to have no copies so if you’d like to read more haiku by New Zealand writers (70 of them of all ages), please read the ordering details here.
searching for the beginning
of the Scotch tape
Alan S Bridges, Another Trip Around the Sun
the hayloft rustles
with deer mice
Debbie Strange, Another Trip Around the Sun
Another Trip Around the Sun: 365 days of haiku for children young and old, edited by Jessica Malone Latham, was published by Brooks Books in November. Click on the link for further information.
after we told him
Joe McKeon, A New Resonance 10
Christmas light test
trying to untangle
Deborah P Kolodji, A New Resonance 4
The New Resonance poems have been taken from the reading done at this year’s Haiku North America conference – How I Found my Voice Again – which celebrated every poet in the biennial collections that gather new voices in haiku and are published by Jim Kacian’s Red Moon Press. The reading, which featured some of the poets present and others represented by Julie Warther, was filmed. Click on the link above to see/hear it. The most recent iteration of the series is A New Resonance 11.