Spring is coming, creeping through the twigs, silently seeping through the sap…
Ripples of Thought
Something different for your enjoyment— Ron C. Moss and Christopher Herold have collaborated in this YouTube production presenting haiku that they have each written in response to the other’s photographs accompanied by Cypress, music by Morpheus The result is something special.
Grab a cup of something you like and enjoy here
Groups and Gatherings
Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards for 2021
Selections and comments by Ferris Gilli
a small boy gallops
his stick-pony home
Ron C. Moss
a basket of shells
other tides wetting
All selections and judge’s comments can be found here
a cloudless day
gulls stitch the cliff edge
to the ocean
All entries and placings can be read here
New Zealand Poetry Society Haiku Competition
Selections and comments by Simon Hanson
tadpoles nibble away
the endless sky
Ron C. Moss
‘bare maple’ Gavin Austin
‘city rush’ – Jan Dobb
‘New Year jam -‘ Owen Bullock
‘sunlit jasmine…’ Gavin Austin
The complete versions of Highly Commended and Commended haiku along with editorial selections will be available in the forthcoming 2021 competition anthology edited by Tim Jones. The anthology will become available for orders through the New Zealand Poetry Society website.
Other selections and comments in the adult and junior haiku sections can be accessed here. Please scroll down. (The only haiku that is meant to be displayed as centered in the adult section is the first).
Gene Murtha Memorial Contest
a lotus above
vacuuming fruit flies my karmic overload
she loves me
she loves me not
All selections and comments can by read here
A collection of haiku by David Watts
Review comments by Margaret Mahony
Beginning with a dream tree, David Watts’s book of haiku is a joy to read and reread.
I particularly related to…
in my head
the songs he used to sing
my brother’s grave
so personal, so moving.
His sparsity of words in each poem speaks volumes. The imagery leaves me living each line.
The clarity of a dragonfly, the tininess of the ant, every creature described with
wonder. I see the homeless man in my own suburb. Personal reflections of
humankind, observation of seasons, light and colour written with fluidity.
The freeze, the fog, wind, rain and lantern glow, candle flame and the burn of
If you are a lover of haiku, you want this book on your bookshelf.
Fellow haiku poet
Contact the AHS Secretary for ordering details.
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.