D, E, F of Haiku

Hope you’re enjoying this ride through the haiku alphabet – if you feel inspired to make your own alphabet, please share the link in the Comments section.


hatsu-yume ya kane mo hirowazu shini mo sezu

first dream of the year
not finding money on the road
not dying either

Natsume Soseki  (1867-1916), tr Susumu Takiguchi


debate night
one dog barks
then another

Bill Cooper, A Hundred Gourds 5.2, 2016



the everywhere
of wild carrot
wayside moon

Michele Root-Bernstein, The Heron’s Nest 19.1, 2017



glowing embers
I start my story
from the end

Debbi Antebi, Presence 60, 2018



forsythia –
misspelled twice in the poet’s
yellowed notes

Ron Evans, Haiku Odyssey blog, 2014


clearing storm
a ewe flicks a fly
from her ear

Pamela Brown, Presence 52, 2015

Haiku to suit the weather

                                    night birth a lamb shakes fluids into the sleet

– Pamela Brown, Haiku Presence Award 2009


on the axe-head
           the smell
out of kindling

– Geoffrey Daniel, Haiku Ancient & Modern (MQ Publications, 2002)


two-quilt night –
creak of the firebox
as we settle

– Sandra Simpson, The Heron’s Nest VII: 3 (2005)


along with wind and mud and whatever that means if anything

– Marlene Mountain, Haiku 21 (Modern Haiku Press, 2011)