Haiku Happenings: Haiku Dialogue and Kingfisher Journal

This week at the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, continues the pilgrimage, which is being guided by P.H. Fischer, the guest editor. As he described it, he described the following as to his choices:

”Your poems continue to inspire me with their breadth of experience and depth of feeling and spirit. As my memories move along the way toward Santiago de Compostela in Spain, this week’s purposeful poems also took me to a labour room, a deserted beach, a New England diner, a school play, Croagh Patrick, a highway during rush hour, fabulous forests, and a sombre concert hall, among many other locales. I encountered a black hole, alpine reflecting pools, witches, hawks, wildflowers, a lama, the smell of sizzling bacon, and a solo traveller loving themselves under a million stars. I can’t wait to share all the fantastic poems selected for this week’s column.”

Per usual, there were haiku published by a global community of haiku poets. Poets from Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, The Netherlands, Romania, the United Kingdom, and the United States were represented.

This pedometer geek writer had the following haiku accepted for this week’s column:

summer school
learning to live
on my own

~Nancy Brady

Thanks, Peter, for including this haiku along with the other haiku. It is truly appreciated.

To read all the haiku in this week’s column, check out https://thehaikufoundation.org/haiku-dialogue-a-good-wander-the-art-of-pilgrimage-purpose/

In other haiku happenings, a relatively new haiku journal, Kingfisher, Issue 6, has been published. The journal was founded and is edited by Tanya McDonald and published by Wayward Chicken Publishing of Happy Valley, Oregon.

This pedometer geek writer is grateful that the editor selected a haiku for inclusion. It is as follows:

cheap umbrella

we wander the galleries

of the Louvre

~Nancy Brady

Thanks, Tanya, for choosing this haiku; it is appreciated.

To find out more about Kingfisher, check out https://kingfisherjournal.com/

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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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5 Responses to Haiku Happenings: Haiku Dialogue and Kingfisher Journal

  1. JC home says:

    Nice how you related summer school in the first haiku to foreign countries as that is when so many students do their study abroad. Clever.

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  2. Jules says:

    I always thought of ‘summer school’ as a punishment for not keeping your grades up during the year…

    The umbrella one – well it is hard to pack everything one needs. We’ve aquired several small umbrella’s because we didn’t have one when we needed them. – Oh… to be at the Louvre…

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    • Well, in some ways it was a punishment, but I also wanted to get ahead at the same time.

      Actually, we bought a cheap umbrella right outside the museum because it began raining as we were standing in line to get in. Afterwards, we didn’t want the rest of the day ruined sightseeing since we only had a few days there. So, it was a bargain (sorta) and a souvenir even if it was cheaply made. The umbrella died eventually once we were home.

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