BP: Haiku Happenings

Wednesday is the day when the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, is released. The theme of Finding Peace and Contemplation in leisure time, making music was this week’s theme. It was truly another global collection of haiku from haiku poets around the world.

This pedometer geek writer appreciates that Marietta McGregor, the guest editor, chose the following haiku for inclusion:


our baby always kicks

to dvorak’s new world symphony

~Nancy Brady, 2022

Actually both of our children reacted strongly to this piece of music when I was pregnant with them. My older son really liked classical music when he was young, and he chose to play the violin throughout his school career.

Thanks, Marietta; it is greatly appreciated.

To read all of the haiku in this week’s column, check out http://www.thehaikufoundation.org under Haiku Dialogue.

In other haiku news, Kokako #36 (April 2022) has been published, and this pedometer geek received a copy today. Eighty pages of haiku, tanka, haibun, and related genres fill this journal. It is edited by Patricia Prime and Margaret Beverland, who live in New Zealand.

Thanks Patricia and Margaret for selecting a few of my haiku for your magazine. This poet shares the following haiku from the journal:

first kiss…

walking in

the tulip garden

~Nancy Brady, 2022

a field

of red poppies

–mother’s tears

~Nancy Brady, 2022

Now, to read some of the other haiku by poets from around the globe.

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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6 Responses to BP: Haiku Happenings

  1. Jules says:

    All the best for being in those journals!!
    Hard to imagine that I started listening to records, then cassettes to 8-tracks and then CD’s.
    Most younger folks listen to everything on their smart phones or computers. I haven’t gotten that far yet. I still like the sound of nature, and what I think of as the ‘Oldies’ and folk music from the 60’s and 70’s. 😀

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    • Thanks, Jules. I was really surprised by Kokako because I never got an acceptance or rejection email, just a “we’ll let you know,” email, and then editors didn’t respond, or if they did, as they had in the past, it got put into the Spam folder.

      Didn’t we all, Jules? Well, I managed to skip the 8-tracks, but then I tend to be late to every new technology. Records, cassettes, and CDs, but not iPods, just skipping to Alexa and staying with CDs. I don’t listen much on my computer (and no smartphone for me, either), but I listen on our Alexa and, of course, the car radio. I tend to stick with music I grew up with, but I still keep up with some newer music, too. Still, I like classical music, too, Dvorak’s New World Symphony (Symphony No. 9, actually) is a favorite, thanks to a friend in college. I wrote a haiku about listening to the ‘Oldies’ and I share it here:
      spring melancholy
      rock ‘n roll hits of my youth
      now classic songs
      is now classic rock

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  2. Agree with you there. There are some genres I never willingly listen to, Jules, but as you say, each to their own. Though I really like the music of Mortal Kombat to get me going some days, and it is techno; it is loud; it has a heavy bass line, too. Go figure!


  3. These are lovely, Nan. And Dvorak! Perfect!

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