BP: Haiku Happenings, May 5 Edition

For this pedometer geek writer, this was a big week of haiku happenings. First, Marietta McGregor, the guess editor of Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, finished her series on “finding peace and contemplation…in leisure time, making art.

Poets from over twenty countries on four continents have haiku on Haiku Dialogue this week. That includes one haiku written by this pedometer geek. It is as follows:

rearranging paper

into a collage

–feng shui

~Nancy Brady, 2022

To read all the haiku and the commentary on some of the haiku for this week, check out www.thehaikufoundation.org under the subject Haiku Dialogue.

In a similar vein, the May edition of Failed Haiku was published. Edited by Kelly Moyer, the issue is packed with senryu (a special type of haiku) by poets from around the world. There are also some haiga (a haiku paired with a picture or photograph) scattered throughout the journal.

This pedometer geek had a few senryu included in this issue, thanks to Kelly. They are as follows:

walking the labyrinth…

no more thoughtful

than at the beginning


femme fatale…

the mantis preys

for a mate

~Nancy Brady, 2022

To read all of the senryu, check out  www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue77.pdf

Lastly, First Frost #3, Spring 2022 was recently published, too. This is a twice-yearly print journal, which is edited by Michael Dylan Welch, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangeo, Eric Burke, and Dale Wisely. Gorgeous photographs augment the haiku and senryu, which are divided into four sections: scent the light, night fishing, early darkness, and the headlines. These section titles are taken from one of the haiku in each section.

This pedometer geek was pleasantly surprised to have had a haiku chosen for inclusion. It is as follows:

cemetery marker…

the names

they never used

~Nancy Brady, 2022

Thanks to the editors for choosing this haiku. It is truly appreciated. To read all the haiku in this journal, check out www.firstfrostpoetry.com and see how to subscribe.

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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2 Responses to BP: Haiku Happenings, May 5 Edition

  1. Jules says:

    Congradulations on all those inclusive pieces.
    I was just talking with someone about names, what we use and how we change them – some who don’t like the name they were born with… So it would be very interesting – that last haiku.

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  2. Thanks, JP. How many people don’t care for the name they are given? Probably there are many, but these people grow to accept them eventually. Maybe it is that reason that the last haiku was selected, because of the fact that there are people who don’t like their names.
    This haiku is personal to me as neither of my parents, especially my father, did not like their names. They both went by nicknames their whole lives through, yet they chose to have their real names on their cemetery marker. I got the impression that it was for genealogy purposes…for future generations.


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