AHS Haiku String on Place for the Winter Solstice 2017

Welcome to The Australian Haiku Society Haiku String for  the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, which occurs in Sydney NSW on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 2:24 pm AEST.
We will keep the string open for contributions until Friday, 23 June at 2.24 pm AEST to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

See the contributions by clicking the header to go to the main post, or click HERE

We welcome contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2017.

The subject of the haiku string is ‘place’. We invite you to share with us your original haiku about the place you live, or a place where you have lived or visited. Tell us about the landscape, whether urban, rural, or wilderness, the weather and mood of the place, the animals, birds, insects, and sea creatures, and the lifestyle and customs of the humans who live there.

The haiku in this string will be tied together by the subject: ‘place’. There is no necessity for each haiku to relate to the previous haiku in the string, although we allow for response haiku for two levels below each haiku in the top-level posts in the string.

  1. Please contribute up to three of your best haiku
  2. Haiku should be posted in the comment box at the end of this post
  3. Haiku posted must be original work by the poet making the post. Please include your name below each haiku as you wish it to appear.
  4. We invite you to include the name of the ‘place’ below the name of the author.
  5. We would prefer contributions of new work, but will accept previously published haiku.

Posting your work in the AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2017 assumes the following:

Copyright of each haiku remains with the author. We request nonexclusive permission to publish your work on AHS website and to republish it in any future online collections on the AHS website

rented house
the best spot in the village
for winter sun
Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828)
kari ie ya mura no ichiban no fuyu hinata


77 thoughts on “AHS Haiku String on Place for the Winter Solstice 2017”

  1. Winter sun filters through the curtains
    Into my favourite room
    Where I sit and mediate

    Lana Wayne
    Sydney Australia


  2. Bare branches in the garden
    Birds seeking cover
    Against the winter chill

    Lana Wayne
    Sydney Australia


  3. winter dawn –
    the white-on-gray shades
    of a mourning dove

    Theresa A. Cancro
    Wilmington, Delaware

    The Weekly Avocet, #161


    wild ponies
    emerge from the surf –
    white caps

    Theresa A. Cancro
    Wilmington, Delaware

    *Chincoteague Pony Swim, Chincoteague Island, Virginia, USA

    bark park –
    cherry petals chase
    a kite’s tail

    Theresa A. Cancro
    Wilmington, Delaware


  4. (1)
    hazy moon . . .
    a snail crosses
    the carpark

    morning breeze . . .
    scattered on the priest’s robe
    pollen grains

    warm night . . .
    a cat’s tail slides
    out the door


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