a sense of place · Uncategorized

Mountains – sight

Mourne Mountains

the deep hues of heathers

all around


Photo from the web – Credit to Pierce’s Castle, Mourne Mountains, by Ryan Simpson – UK Mountain Photo of the Year 2016 – Belfast Telegraph


Familiar Sayings That Can Apply to Haiku & Senryu

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

First, thanks to all who took the time to reply to my request for familiar sayings that can apply to haiku and senryu. Twenty-one of you submitted mostly two sayings which I stated was the maximum. Some people tried to sneak in a third which I deleted.

Some of you didn’t state your country or full name, so I contacted you with a reply beneath your submission and tried to look the info up. If I didn’t get the needed information, it appears as such. (Off hand, I don’t always remember of what nationality you are, and some of you have never been featured on The Daily Haiku, so I don’t know your nationality.)

Some repeated what others had already listed, so I tried to contact you to ask you to submit another saying.

Further, some stated what I thought was more like an explanation than a saying, so I…

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Comment-a-Haiku Poetry Competition! – Submit Your Poem

Vita Brevis

Vita Brevis is hosting a four-day haiku competition–taking place entirely in the comment section of this post!

Here’s What You Need to Know:

How to Submit:

1. Submit one nature-themed 5-7-5 haiku as a comment on this post

2. Reblog this post on your blog or write a post announcing that you’ve entered it

3. (Optional) Give good feedback on other commenters’ work!

Theme: Nature

Reward: We’ll publish the winning poet, featuring their haiku on the front page of our online magazine with a link to their blog.

When: Starting right now (08/10), ending Monday night (08/13)

Questions: Use our Contact Us page–I’ll get back to you soon!

Support Us Here.

I’ll try to respond to as many of you as I can–get writing and have fun!

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Contests · Uncategorized

Premio Letterario Gustavo Pece 2018

seconda classificata

more di gelso—
una anziana saccheggia
i rami bassi

mulberries —
an old woman ransacks
the low branches


giardino incolto—
il berretto del nano
rosso sbiadito

fallow garden—
the gnome’s hat
a faded red


sotto al noce
un guscio frantumato…
le prime gocce

under the walnut tree
a broken hull…
first raindrops


nuvole nere
il fiore cosi’ giallo
delle zucchine

black clouds
the courgette flower
so so yellow


campane a morto—
il gracchiare insistente
delle cornacchie

death knell—
the persistent caw
of carrion crows