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. a thousand fireflies…
    the night expands
    through the window

    (Eaglemont, Melbourne)

    old pond
    green moss blankets
    the blues

    (Akitsu) Botanical Gardens, Melbourne

    temple bells…
    after the crescendo
    the cicadas

    (Muse India ) India.



  2. sharing the path
    cockatoo and seagull
    swap sides

    over the fence
    one rose translucent
    in sunlight

    Rose van Son


  3. women’s business
    gnarled roots around
    the sacred lake

    Windfall #4 2015

    ancient lake
    a boy child naked
    in her arms

    the wake
    of a lone swimmer
    shortening days

    Quendryth Young
    Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head, NSW

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  4. high crags
    above the lush valley
    an eagle soars

    Nathalie Buckland
    Nimbin NSW

    Mardi Grass…
    tents spring up beside

    Nathalie Buckland
    Nimbin NSW

    mingled smoke
    wafts across the footpath –
    Nimbin cafe

    Nathalie Buckland
    Nimbin NSW


  5. butterfly’s velvet flight
    swerves here and there
    ends on a petal

    Craig Lincoln
    USQ Japanese Gardens Toowoomba

    loudly chatters
    the small stream
    early in the morning

    Craig Lincoln
    USQ Japanese Gardens Toowoomba

    natures tinsel
    lichen adorns a dying tree
    a last hurrah

    Craig Lincoln
    USQ Japanese Gardens Toowoomba


  6. subway
    a user reads
    “The life of ants”

    Annie Chassing
    (métro parisien, France)

    tepid tramontana
    on my gazpacho
    pine needles

    Annie Chassing
    (pine forest in Languedoc, France)

    abandoned village
    on the wind roses

    Annie Chassing
    (Oradour-sur-Glane, France)

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  7. winter chill
    the flutter
    of bird wings

    a crow
    in my courtyard
    winter solstice

    bare trees
    a silver sky

    Margaret Mahony


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