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Celestial Bodies

13 April, 2018

Pure Haiku is currently OPEN to Submissions.

The THEME is CELESTIAL BODIES.

This time, you are not allowed to use the words Celestial or Body / Bodies in your haiku/senyru (and you cannot use these words in the title, if you choose to provide titles for your submissions). I want to receive haiku/senyru that are implicit in their mentions of CELESTIAL BODIES.

Delight me and surprise me with your haiku that paint vivid pictures of CELESTIAL BODIES, real or imagined. Explore the Final Frontier, take me to universes I did not know existed. As always I’m looking for excellent use of language and words that conjure up clear, vivid pictures; show, don’t tell.

There will be 20 slots for individual haiku plus a week’s slot for a single featured haiku writer.

The DEADLINE for submissions is 20th April 2018 at midnight.

CELESTIAL BODIES themed haiku written in the traditional/classical form (5-7-5 syllables) will be posted at Pure Haiku in May & June 2018. Make the most of this submission period because Pure Haiku will be taking a rest over the Summer and won’t be opening to submissions again until October 2018.

How to submit to Purehaiku

If you would like to submit your haiku for publication at Pure Haiku, please send a maximum of 5 haiku written in the classical form on the current theme to: –

purehaiku (at) gmail (dot) com

with SUBMISSIONS, the current THEME and your NAME in the subject line.

Please include the following in the body of the email: –
Your first name
Your last name
Your email address
Your haiku (all 5 in one email please) (they do not have to be titled)
The full address of your blog or website if you have one
The name you want to appear on the copyright
One sentence introducing yourself. Be quirky and interesting – you want people to visit your blog, don’t you?!

By submitting your haiku you confirm that you are the author of the work and that you give me permission to publish your work at Pure Haiku. The copyright remains with you, the author.

Please send me each haiku with just one or two lines of spacing between each one in the body of your email.

When you have emailed your submission, you should receive an auto reply informing you of the date when I will be in contact with you. If you do not receive an auto reply within 24 hours, please feel free to send a second email enquiring about your original submission.

I can only accept haiku for consideration if they are EMAILED to me at the above mentioned address. Please DO NOT submit haiku via the comments box or via a facebook message or via G+ messaging.

Please do not send attachments. I can only accept haiku that are submitted in the body of the email.

More information on what I am looking for can be found at Submit

Purification

12 March, 2018

a skiff tied to a willow
waiting to rush downriver
to the sea

winter’s ice relents
vast arterial network
lifeblood of the land

watery spell
filling springs and rivers
cat watches raindrops

raindrops like jewels
glisten in pure white light
on dark naked twigs

winter fire
a branch of sage lit
smoke for purification

wide flowing river
rooted tree grows tall and wide
eco-system thrives

Methuselah Bristlecone Pine
thousands of years old
its California home a secret

secrets discovered
steam, ice, droplets; growing land,
tall trees, lush pastures …

haiku sequence ©  Giselle Maya, France & Freya Pickard, England January 2018
Thank you for taking the time to read the results of a recent collaboration with Giselle Maya in France! My verses are the ones in italics.

books – an invitation

13 December, 2013
Over at Pure Haiku I am open to Submissions of classical haiku. The new theme has been posted! I would love to hear from you, if you write haiku
Please visit submit for more details.
© Freya Pickard 2014

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