As our membership continues to grow and connections on THE DAILY HAIKU are strengthened this month two of our members who met virtually on TDH met in person Jenny Shepherd and Vivian Eliades. I so enjoyed seeing the photographs from their afternoon tea get-together and hope that more of us will be able to meet in the real world.
I am changing our two weekly round-ups to a monthly catch up. More to get your teeth into. So enjoy revisiting the last month’s themes again, showcase your favourite haiku from this time, write new, reveal our bonus themes and share with friends not on social media.
ONCE UPON A TIME
SUNLIGHT ON WATER
KETTLE ON THE STOVE
BREEZE SKIMMING THE GRASS
LOST IN THE FOREST
FROM WHERE I STAND
For our Photo Prompt#7 we asked the previous week’s choice Hla Yin Mon to choose the next prompt. She chose this powerful photo from Jennifer Gurney of her grandmother’s 104 year old hands, this is why
“I see the old and wrinkled hands but with so many years of experience and wisdom touching that of a younger person as a gift handing over such valuable moral weath for the next generation…especially in these times of advanced technology and old people passing due to the pandemic, such qualities may some how loose their value much faster.”
For Photo Prompt#8 John Lanyon chose another Jennifer Gurney photo and said “I like the contrast between the man-made structure and the profusion of dandelion clocks. It reminds me of the wire fence surrounding Greenham common where the women anti-Cruise Missile protesters wove flowers into the chain link fencing. It also makes me think of Shakespeare’s song “Fear the Sun no more” from Cymbeline where Shakespeare descibes dandelion clocks as “chimney sweepers” – a Warwickshire dialect name. There’s a gap in the fence promising escape. Fences are not going to stop us.”
Thank you to Arthur Chappell for suggesting this new thread. Do keep adding images to the post in Announcements.
Thank you for your vibrant and imaginative contributions in response to a request for photographs for this haiga relating to our theme of SUMMER. There were so many amazing photographs these are our second selections for another haiga.
Do respond to the wonderful photographs featured here. Write haiku inspired by what you see, thinking beyond the literal representations, by either choosing a stand-alone haiku or making a new image with a haiku written over it.
Thank you for the photographs featured here to
I would like to thank Sébastien Revon & Marion Clarke who have been instrumental in guiding this thread.