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My haiku is featured today at Pure Haiku, where Freya’s current theme is Emergence

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after long nights’ sleep

bear wakes in darkness of den

hungry for daylight

© Ken Gierke 2019

Ken tells me that his experience in this community can be be summed up in verse: poet on journey / embraced by fellow poets / WordPress acceptance. Find him at rivrvlogr.wordpress.com

This haiku is part of our Emergence theme.

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Portal ~ haiku

I submitted the five poems here to Pure Haiku for Freya’s latest theme, Portal.
The fourth and fifth haiku were featured at Pure Haiku
on November 20th and October 15th.

Portal

beneath arching boughs
leading to shadowy depths
path reveals splendor

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discovery magnified
revealing knowledge

inviting starlight
gateway to the universe
distant galaxy

light shifting to red
on pathway to the unknown
event horizon

aged oak timber
tales told in each line of grain
imposing entrance

 

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Freya opens this month’s theme of “Portal” at Pure Haiku with my haiku, “aged oak timber.”
This could prove to be an eye-opening series.

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aged oak timber

tales told in each line of grain

imposing entrance

© Ken Gierke 2018

Note: aged should be pronounced age-ed

Lately, Ken finds himself focusing on Japanese poetry. He likes the way haiku and tanka offer an opportunity for subtlety in such few words. You can read more of his work at Rivvlogr.

I chose this one to open the way to other haiku for our theme of Portal. I liked the visual image.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!

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Celestial Bodies

Freya Pickard featured my haiku, Jovian blemish, on June 16th, for the theme Celestial Bodies at Pure Haiku. It appears here, along with another four haiku written at the same time.

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Celestial Bodies

Jovian blemish
mysterious formation
JunoCam target

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floating, arms open
at one with vast emptiness
drifting, accepting

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signals from afar
interstellar messages
timeless history

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probing the heavens
seeking distant signs of life
discoveries wait

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diamonds in the night
dust held in a million motes
wealth in the heavens

Image source: Astronomy Picture of the Day, and credited to NASA, JPL-CalTech, SwRI, MSSS, processed by Rick Lundh

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My haiku was chosen by Freya Pickard for her series Celestial Bodies at Pure Haiku.

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Jovian blemish

mysterious formation

JunoCam target

© Ken Gierke 2018

Ken has a particular fondness for the mysteries of nature that can be unlocked in haiku. Discover more about him at Rivrvlogr.

This haiku stood out to me because it uses so few words to convey such a lot of information.

This haiku is part of our Celestial Bodies theme!

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3 – 23 – featured haiku writer

My poem was featured at Pure Haiku, where Freya’s current theme is OCEAN.

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diver’s slow descent
deep within a well of blue
subaquatic dream
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2018

Here is the final haiku from our featured haiku writer, Ken Gierke. Photography has always been a favorite pastime, so taking photos often is as important to him as the sights he sees, but those sights aren’t limited to Nature. He finds himself seeking angles and lines, and, as you might expect, some of the most intriguing lines can be found in architecture, but they also can be seen in groups of objects – and that includes people. Check out Ken’s other creative work at Rivrvlogr

As we started the week with a relaxing haiku, so we end the week with a dreamy sea haiku; the image of the “well of blue” stuck with me for days after first reading this haiku.
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

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