Haiku Happenings–Haiku Dialogue, Haiku Seed Journal

This week the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, has a new format and a new guest editor, John S. Green. The format has changed to a two-week cycle. The first week the haiku are chosen from those submitted. The second week will have a few haiku, which will be selected for commentary.

John has chosen for his theme, Resolutions, and this week haiku were to be written about successes in the previous year. The success could be large or small.

John explained the process, and then went on to say, “Over 200 poets from 36 countries sent in over 300 poems. For next week, I have reserved 17 poems for special comment.”

Because of the number of haiku submitted, this pedometer geek poet is thrilled to have one haiku chosen for inclusion. It is as follows:

branching out…
I try some new
poetry forms

~Nancy Brady, 2023

Thanks, John, for selecting one of my haiku this week. It is appreciated. I can’t wait to read the haiku he has picked for commentary.

To read all the haiku, he chose for this week’s column, check out https://thehaikufoundation.org/haiku-dialogue-resolutions-success-1/

In other haiku news, Haiku Seed Journal published the debut issue (#0), First Blossoms. This journal is the brainchild of the founding editor, Sankara Jayanth Sudanagunta, who has combined art with many of the haiku in the journal.

One of this pedometer geek’s haiku was chosen for inclusion in the journal, and it is as follows:

summer afternoon
goldfinch pair ravages
the sunflowers
~Nancy Brady, 2022

Thanks, Sankara, for selecting this haiku as well as adding your artwork to complement my haiku. It is truly appreciated.

To read all the haiku, the journal can be found here: https://haikuseed.com/2023/01/10/issue-0-first-blossoms/

To read other haiku on the site, check out https://haikuseed.com/ and click on any of the Top Posts from the previous year.

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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10 Responses to Haiku Happenings–Haiku Dialogue, Haiku Seed Journal

  1. JC home says:

    Both are lovely. At this time of year when grey is the normal color of the sky, the second one is very timely and offers hope. The first, good too. Branch out, but don’t mess too much with your winning formula.

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    • Thanks, JC. The forms I have tried are all related to haiku, and what I have found is that I learn from them. I have written some haiku in the process, too. I will never stop writing haiku though; I find the poetry form too intriguing and I only want to improve. ~nan


  2. Thanks again, JC. I keep trying or as Michelangelo was supposed to have said at age 87, Ancora imparo (I am still learning).


  3. Mark S says:

    Congratulations on the busy haiku week! I really like “branching out”. The word choice fits well with winter, as that is when you can see more branches, and resolutions. Also, the connection back to poetry is excellent!

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    • Thanks so much, Mark. Especially seeing something in my haiku that I may or may not have intended. That’s the beauty of haiku, what a reader sees or reads into a particular poem. I really did try new (to me) forms this past year.

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  4. Jules says:

    Lovely. I try many forms of poetry. Even those I’m not really trilled with – those that have forced rhyme or meter. Not my thing, but learning is a way of ‘staying alive’. πŸ™‚

    I’ve actually attempted more 3,5,3 haiku. I need to try more short, long, short… But I do like the challenge of counting the syllables. πŸ™‚

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    • Jules, you do try so many forms of poetry. You constantly amaze me with what you write. I learn so much from your poetry and your explanation of the forms.

      I don’t even count syllables any more. I can count, and do for if necessary, but generally not. I write more like 3/5/3, but even then I am not that particular. I tend to write more fragment/phrase or phrase/fragment, but even then, I am not a big rule follower. You are more disciplined than I am, JP. Writing daily, writing to prompts, and writing forms…keep it up, my friend.

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      • Jules says:

        As long as I enjoy it… I’ll keep playing πŸ™‚
        Do what you enjoy – that’s the key.

        I had done quite a bit of volunteering – so much that I’ve more than less burnt out on that score. I’m still a member of one organization. But they don’t require much from me.

        I did check out writing groups at the local library… but I’m not into critiquing. And I don’t want to start or be in charge of any group either.

        So far WP and the few prompts I write to are keeping me in the loop. And there are the days I just write for myself too πŸ™‚

        Cheers, and thanks. ~Jules

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  5. As I said, you are impressive in your writing. You blend and mix forms and you enjoy it.

    We were briefly in a writers’ group, and each person read what they were working on, but it kind of crashed during the pandemic. There was no real leader. We didn’t start back up when the rest wanted to and the dynamics of the group changed dramatically while we were away. We went back once, but haven’t been back since then. So we are back to a group of two.

    Take care my dear friend.


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