Here I am sittin’ (haiku by James Emanuel)

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Here I am   sittin’

on this stump.  There’s a rabbit!

I bet he won’t jump.

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Six cows are grazing (Haiku by Richard Wright)

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Six cows are grazing;

The seventh stands near a fence,

Staring into space.

  • Haiku by Richard Wright (Haiku: This Other World, #135), cartoon illustration by Old Pond Comics.

 

 

Penumbra (NaHaiWriMo 22)

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Occasionally I visit the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page to see what’s happening, who’s the prompter (this month it’s RANDALL HERMAN), and what kind of daily writing themes they’re exploring.

The problem is once I read the theme, I can’t help doing a comic about it. .

The prompt for August 22 was penumbra (“during the eclipse it is the shadow on either side of the path of totality”).

 

 

Choose your conference freebie carefully

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When creating a freebie for your next haiku conference, there are lots of things to consider, but mainly:

  • Cost: how much it will cost
  • Time: how much time it will take to create

You have to make a freebie for every attendee, so the cost and production time will depend on the size of the conference.

No matter what format you will chose, don’t wait till last minute!

See examples of promotional bookmarks.

 

First word of a haiku poet

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When I was a young poet in my twenties, it was difficult for me to explain to my parents what a haiku was since I wast just discovering it myself.

Fortunately, a teacher knew what haiku was. After he commented that the short poems I was writing were like haiku, he ordered a haiku book, loaned it to me, and that was the start of my haiku adventure.

When and how did you discover haiku?