Last Week’s #HaikuSeed Blossoms – Feature / Week #41

The #HaikuSeed prompt last week was fog with an additional photo prompt

This week there will be no commentary, sorry! Too busy with work and all. I loved how the haiku captured beautiful moments in nature and brought focus to certain aspects of how fog exists, moves and interacts. Some wonderful senryu again. Perhaps I will add short commentary to a few featured haiku on Twitter over the week as I find time. Hope you enjoy last week’s blossoms.

sunrise
the fog coalesces
into a purple heron

Alaka Y

lost
in the fog
but for my footsteps

C. X. Turner

rolling fog . . .
shadows deepen
in slow motion

Don Baird

driving slowly
with windows down
pea-soup fog

Joseph P. Wechselberger

foggy morning
the shuffling gait
of grandpa

Lorelyn Arevalo

fog map–
the shifting path
of a story

Pippa Phillips

Diwali week—
mother’s old silks
drape the dining table

Rupa Anand

winter’s sun
reluctantly rising
with a sigh

薫音 (Kaon)

opaque fog –
near becomes
far

Valentina Ranaldi-Adams

creeping fog
across the battlefield
buried memory

BA France

morning fog
the eerie stillness
of dew point

Eavonka Ettinger

harsh winters
now and then
a road loses its way

Meraki

autumn dawn
a heron fishes
the fog

Kerry J Heckman

harbor fog
i stumble
through goodbye

Luna

midnight fog…
the shadows
of skeletal trees

Nancy Brady

shrieking chimps
echo across the jungle
fog of war

morning dew . . .
fog of starlings
rolling in and out

petro c. k.

I see my breath
morning’s also
floating over the pond

Skyeku

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Footnotes

I’ve started this journal with an idea to see amateur haiku poets like me write more nature-themed haiku, having seen all sorts of topics being written in haiku form by aspiring writers on Twitter and other places on the internet. I’ve been there, I’ve done that. But I’ve grown into a classicist when it comes to haiku as I really looked at what most of the haiku written by masters like Basho, Issa, Buson do. So I’m not too quick to warm up to contemporary haiku. It is an undeniable fact that the haiku form in English has been evolving for decades now and it will continue to. So while I keep this journal to inspire and feature nature-themed haiku, I will occasionally break from it because I see some expertly written haiku that I cannot help but appreciate what the writer has achieved and it makes me rethink the kind of haiku I want to feature here.

HSJ readers and contributors, if you like these feature posts with commentary, we would consider it a great encouragement and would love it if you shared it with others on the social profiles. On Twitter you can tag us at @HaikuSeed_, we are looking to gain audience of both writers and readers as we aim to grow.

Thank you for writing haiku for our prompts and reading the journal. We hope our journal inspires you. Keep writing!

— Sankara Jayanth Sudanagunta
Founding Editor
@coffeeandhaiku

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Copyrights Disclaimer:
  • All featured works are copyrighted to the respective writers. We would love it if you cite being our journal if your work is going to be published elsewhere, no obligations though.
  • Photos used in our journal are taken by and copyrighted to Sankara Jayanth Sudanagunta unless stated otherwise.

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