AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018

Welcome to The Australian Haiku Society Haiku String for  the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice

We will keep the String open for contributions for three days to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

We welcome contributions from haiku poets worldwide.

Please select the title or ‘continue reading’ to go to the main post and make your contribution.

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The haiku in this String will be tied together by the subject: ‘seeing the world with a child’s eyes’. There is no need 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.

Please contribute up to three of your best haiku.

Haiku should be posted in the comment box at the end of this post

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.

We invite you to include the place of residence below the author’s name.

In the spirit of creativity we encourage poets to submit new work.

Posting your work in the AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018 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


道あるに  雪の中行く  童かな

michi aruni/ yuki no naka yuku/ warabe kana

there’s the road
yet the child walks
in the snow

Kijo Murakami (1865 – 1938)

(Translation Vanessa Proctor)

81 thoughts on “AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2018”

  1. big bubbles
    little hands can’t catch
    the rainbows

    my birthday party
    why does my big sister
    blow out the candles?

    stewed plums stirred
    through custard

    Pauline O’Carolan
    Sydney, Australia

    Liked by 2 people

  2. rainy day
    the view of the street
    through the foggy heart

    a hungry child
    picking up the empty bag
    of chocolate cake

    first day of school
    a roomful of
    teary eyes

    Su Wai Hlaing
    Yangon, Myanmar

    Liked by 2 people

  3. fifth birthday party
    a cherry blossom falls
    after the first bloom
    childhood memory
    a missing piece
    of my puzzle
    looking at the past
    a little firefly
    melts the delusions
    Doris Pascolo
    Milan, ITALY

    Liked by 3 people

  4. snow angels
    we compare the length
    of our wings

    frozen bird bath
    my niece teaches her doll
    how to skate

    chimney smoke
    Dad lets the genie out
    of its bottle

    Debbie Strange
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    Solstice blessings to all!

    Liked by 5 people

  5. field of yellow
    small fingers string
    a daisy chain
    the boy and the wash
    finger painting
    the press of small palms
    brightens the wall

    Liked by 4 people

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