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Water haiku

melting snowman

bows

to the sun

 

the parking lot

just wet enough

to smell of rain


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/09/water-haiku.html), 9/1/17.

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Two on autumn

between the leaves

of this old book:

a child’s autumn

 

autumn morning . . .

breathing in

breathing out


Published in Wild Plum: A Haiku Journal, issue 3:2, pages 13 and 21, on 8/23/17.

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Cicada-song

hot noon —
cutting through everything
cicada-song

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HNA ’17: freebies

With the Haiku North America 2017 conference fast approaching, Jessica Tremblay — author of Old Pond Comics and official cartoonist-in-residence at HNA ’15 — has been blogging about freebies:

A freebie is a promotional item you give to attendees at a conference. A freebie can take different forms: bookmarks, leaflets, postcards, 3D objects.

Whether you want to promote a book, a blog, a website, etc. or simply share some of your poems with like-minded enthusiasts, a freebie is a great way to do it.  :- )

A few years ago, I designed and printed up a postcard and a pair of “business cards” online at Vistaprint.com to raise awareness of my haiku Twitter stream, Twitter.com/Bill312:

Haiku Freebies

Haiku freebies: a postcard and two “business cards”.

I’ve never been to a haiku conference, so I’ve given the postcard to people generally as a thank you for their interest in my work, while I’ve used the biz cards to direct people to my Twitter stream — either in person or as a leave-behind.

My “Tanka in a Bottle” project could easily be adapted for use as a freebie, too.  :- )

One day I may attend Haiku North America…and if I do, I’ll be sure to bring along some freebies!  ;- )


For more on haiku freebies, please take a look at these posts by Jessica Tremblay:

Freebie: an introduction“; “Bookmarks: design tips and examples for haiku poets“; “Choose your conference freebie carefully“; “Promote your poetry with a beautiful postcard“; and “Why trifolds are one of the best freebies to give away at haiku conferences“.

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This red dirt road

This Red Dirt Road

Africa Haiku Network “Throwback Haiku Series”, Haiga #36. (Haiku by Bill Waters; Haiga by Africa Haiku Network.)


Published by the Africa Haiku Network as a part of its “Throwback Haiku Series”, 8/3/17.

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Cicada

subsiding

into the heat of summer:

cicada


Published in Modern Haiku, June 2017.

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Two on summer

first one

and then another —

cicadas

 

dutch door —

the dog noses open

the bottom half


Published in Akitsu Quarterly: Summer 2016 (http://www.wildgraces.com/Akitsu-Quarterly.html), 6/16/16.

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Rhododendrons

head in the clouds . . .

without warning

rhododendrons


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/06/haiku-about-ways-we-experienced-may-23.html), 6/1/17.

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Country airfield

country airfield

formation of geese

coming in for a landing

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“Haiku in the Wild” at Llamapaloosa 2017

Each spring, Aurora Alpaca and Llama Farm in Ottsville, Pennsylvania, has a day of llama shearing called Llamapaloosa. In addition to vendors and craftspeople and llama cart rides, this year’s event included two dozen of my small haiku signs (mobiles? mixed-media sculptures?) that are part of a project I call “Haiku in the Wild”. (By “wild” I mean outdoors — haiku that has leaped off the page and gone outside for the public to enjoy al fresco. To see a haiku in nature is to see both haiku and nature in a new way — or so I believe.  ;- )

Of the 24 haiku I installed, here are a bunch of my personal favorites, to give you a sense of what “Haiku in the Wild” looks like.  :- )

Bird Chatter

Blue-Sky Rainfall

Breathing the Forest

Cloud's Shadow

Daffodils

Deserted Beach

Dutch Door

Early Morning

One Cricket Sings

Sea Glass

Time and Clouds Passing

Towering Hemlock

Velvet Moss

I hope you’ve enjoyed these photos!  :- )


For more about Aurora Farm: http://www.auroraalpacasllamas.com.

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