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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3 – 22 – featured haiku writer

OCEAN is the current theme at Pure Haiku, where my poem is featured today.

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in the darkest depths
confined within rusting hulks
lie watery graves
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2018

Here is the fourth haiku from our featured haiku writer, Ken Gierke. Time spent on or near the water has always been important to Ken. In a past life that meant boating and scuba diving. Today it means kayaking or walking along a river or stream. It may even mean sitting on a shoreline, writing poetry. Don’t forget to follow Ken at Rivrvlogr

Again, this haiku stayed with me from the first reading; such a dark scene, chilling and eerie. And I love the way Ken shows, rather than tells.
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

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3 – 21 – featured haiku writer

Freya’s current theme at Pure Haiku is OCEAN, and my poem is featured today.

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towering brown kelp
algae rich in nutrients
abalone feed
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2018

Here is the third haiku from our featured haiku writer, Ken Gierke. He retired and was then transplanted from Western New York to Missouri. He finds himself missing familiar sights, but reminds himself that familiarity is a state of mind. Have you visited his blog yet at Rivrvlogr

I loved the image of the “towering brown kelp” – such a brilliant image for kelp floating in water.
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

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3 – 20 – featured haiku writer

My second featured haiku appears today at Pure Haiku, where Freya Pickard’s current theme is OCEAN.

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surf pounds rocky shore
tower of light guides sailors
safe harbour refuge
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2018

Here is the second haiku from our featured haiku writer, Ken Gierke. He tells me that he is inspired by the poets he follows on WordPress. You can read more of his work at Rivrvlogr

This haiku stood out to me from the first reading; the contrast between the shore and the safe harbour. I also liked his implicit mention of the lighthouse.
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

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3 – 19 – featured haiku writer

The current theme for Freya Pickard’s haiku challenge at Pure Haiku is OCEAN. I have been chosen as the featured writer for this theme, and my first haiku appears here.

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warm tropical breeze
relaxing in paradise
West Indies island
© Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 2018

Here is the first haiku from our featured haiku writer! Ken Gierke has contributed many times to Pure Haiku and this is his first appearance as a featured writer! Check out his creative poetry at Rivrvlogr

Although this haiku appears simplistic, Ken’s use of language is very powerful – I read this first on a very cold day and found myself relaxing …
This haiku is part of my OCEAN series.

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