BP: Haiku Happenings

March and April were pretty decent months for publications for this pedometer geek poet. Some of the other published haiku have been mentioned in previous posts.

March’s edition of Stardust Haiku #51 (Poetry with a Little Sparkle) was once again a global publication. The editor, Valentina Ranaldi-Adams, included haiku from poets from Italy, India, Australia, Canada, Pakistan, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This poet feels honored that one of my haiku was selected for inclusion in this august group. It is as follows:

her mood rises

with the sun

–first crocus

~Nancy Brady, March 2021

As this pedometer geek was writing this, Valentina Ranaldi-Adams sent out notification that she had published April’s edition, Stardust Haiku #52 (Poetry with a Little Sparkle). Again, the haiku came from around the world. There were haiku from poets in Nepal, Italy, Australia, Japan, Bulgaria, Canada, Ireland, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. One of my haiku was also selected for inclusion, and it is as follows:

spring breeze

she doodles


~Nancy Brady, April 2021

Check out all the haiku (and previous issues) at http://www.stardusthaiku.blogspot.com Thanks Valentina for seeing something in my haiku; it is appreciated.

The April 2021 issue of Kokako 34 was recently published as well; it contains 79 pages of haiku, tanka, haibun, and related forms from Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world, and it’s edited by Patricia Prime and Margaret Beverland. This poet is honored that the editor included two of my haiku (or could they be senryu?). Regardless of which poetry form they are considered, they are as follows:


the sequined clamor

of birdsong


the cheap red

they swig from the bottle

frat party

~Nancy Brady, 2021

Thank you Patrica and Margaret for seeing something in my poetry, too; it is greatly appreciated.

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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7 Responses to BP: Haiku Happenings

  1. Jules says:

    I found a new form – I might have played with it another time but it is new to me again…
    Sijo is the classic form of unrhymed poetry in Korea. Sijo have three long lines. Each line varies between 14 and 16 syllables, with the middle line the longest. The first line states a theme, the second line counters it, and the third line resolves the poem.

    Here’s one I wrote for a prompt: Spring Jig?

    Congratulations on all your efforts and acceptances!! (((Hugs))) ~Jules

    Oh I just finished a cute fun murder mystery based on Mackinac Island.
    Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown. A gal from Chicago helps to set things right.
    Lots of humor. Supposed to be the first in a new series. I got it from a Little Free Library or the Charity shop. If you are interested I’ll mail it to you.

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  2. Sandy Wright says:

    Congratulations! Very nice!


  3. nightlake says:

    Congrats, Nancy:)

    Liked by 1 person

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