Haiku of the Week

Our theme this month is Halfway to Halloween. Also, we pay a little tribute to Cemetery Appreciation Month.

dancing fireflies
cemetery in full bloom
wait for Halloween

Happy Caturday- May 2021

This month we’re celebrating the halfway point to Halloween. Summer will be here soon. It hasn’t always been easy and more challenges are to come, but I look forward to seeing what the Halloween 2021 season brings us. Let’s get vaccinated and caffienated! I’m ready to go trick-or-treating!

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Monthly Haiku Corner-May 2021

Our theme this month is Halfway to Halloween

pumpkin sauce
halfway to Halloween
my seasonal dreams

Join us on social media this May. The Halloween memories will be flowing all month, in honor of the halfway point to our favorite holiday.

Happy 3rd Anniversary to me!

Recently, Halloween Haiku celebrated its 3rd anniversary. It’s been a quiet and subdued year, partly due to the pandemic, partly due to the fact that I’ve been unemployed since January. The job hunt takes up most of my energy, focus, and time these days. I had even toyed with the idea of shutting down, but decided to simplify instead. I post haiku every week. We’re not the biggest or the most exciting web blog, but who doesn’t need a little quiet contemplation every now and then?

I tried many times to hold events and do contests, but the truth is, I simply don’t have a big enough following to justify the costs. Given my current situation, I’m not going to try and rectify that anytime soon. We’ll see what the Halloween 2021 season brings.

Haiku is hard. I’m not even sure how good I am at it. It’s more than coming up with three lines. It’s about conveying emotion, feelings, and memories. Trying to conjure up connections through seventeen syllable poem and imagery is not a simple task either. True haiku is about nature. Senryu is less about nature and more about people. It’s often times witty or humorous. Most of my poems falls under the category of zappai, a seventeen syllable poem that does not match the format or characteristics of either haiku or senryu. I like writing halloween haiku, horror haiku, or dark haiku. I like writing in third person, say, from the witch’s point-of-view:

burning straw
escape the witch hunters
a magical broom

Maybe it’s no Matsuo Basho, but it’s not a haiku failure either. It’s just different. If you’re interested, you can learn more about zappai and other haiku styles here.

I want to thank my supporters, readers, and anyone who stops by to take a look at my little blog. I appreciate your time and energy. Here’s to another great year of Halloween Haiku.🎃

Happy Caturday – April 2021

Happy Caturday! This month is dedicated to the witches call, a feeling or vibe one gets when exposed to the elements. There are many types of witches, kitchen, green, divination, cosmic, etc, etc. Pay attention to how the natural world draws you in. The power is inside you. Coven or no coven, follow the path. Ignoring the call only delays the inevitable.

Halloween Kitty created by Tinca2

More photo artwork by Tinca2 can be found here:

Halloween Kitty