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. ebb tide
    the swimming platform

    English Bay Vancouver BC

    leading the way
    flowers in my
    bicycle basket

    Trout Lake Summer market
    Vancouver BC

    margaritas on the beach driftwood drifting

    Cactus Club ocean patio at English Bay
    Vancouver BC


  2. cold rain
    yet another bus
    passes the stop

    Lynette Arden
    Adelaide South Australia

    corner café
    steam from a latte
    joins morning fog

    Lynette Arden
    The Parade, Norwood, South Australia

    butterfly mural
    teenagers take selfies
    between wings

    Lynette Arden
    The Parade, Norwood, South Australia

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  3. whale watching-
    looking motionless
    the flow of life

    Doris Pascolo
    Milano, ITALIA

    winter solstice-
    a flower blossoms
    in the barren womb

    Doris Pascolo
    Milano, ITALIA

    winter dusk-
    the moon disappears
    in the noise of the city

    Doris Pascolo
    Milano, ITALIA


  4. cocoon clinging
    to a picket fence
    changing neighbourhood

    Fitzroy, Vic

    mountain of blue gums
    ready for harvest
    death row

    Northern Tasmania

    a patch of blue
    between the skyscrapers
    fading paint

    Gold Coast, Queensland

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