AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2022

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the Winter Solstice Haiku String.

We will be holding this Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, occurring in Australia this year on Tuesday, 21st June, 2022. The String will remain open for contributions until Tuesday 28th June to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

The string has now closed. Thanks to all the poets who shared their haiku. We are pleased to have contributions from many countries. While comments on haiku are welcomed while the string is open, comments that are not haiku have now been removed to make it easier for readers.

Haiku String – Instructions

The AHS invites you to share with us your original, previously unpublished haiku or senryu on the theme of Climate Change.  We invite you to explore a multiplicity of ideas in the String without necessarily using the term climate change, though you may if you wish.

The haiku will be linked by subject and theme, it is not necessary for each haiku to relate to the one before it.

1.Please contribute up to three of your best previously unpublished haiku or senryu.

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

3.Each poem posted must be original work by the poet making the post. Please include your name below as you wish it to appear.

Posting your work in the AHS Winter Solstice String 2022 assumes the following:

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

earth warming —
a faded rainbow lines
the ocean floor

Rob Scott

85 thoughts on “AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2022”

  1. drowning ice
    crops surrender to the sun
    sea life weeping
    thunder clouds shout
    thirsty cracked mud
    solemn wilting crops
    solar panel backdrops
    sunburned landscape
    thirsty prairies
    earth cries in floods
    fields starve with thirst
    crisis silence

    Judith M. Vance
    Olympia, WA, USA

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  2. river bed…
    a dust devil
    tracks daylight

    blood moon –
    a hundred year bush fire
    after five

    climate clarity
    the black and white swoop
    of a currawong

    Carole Harrison

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  3. Lyn Reeves

    climate rally
    my grandson’s voice
    hoarse from shouting

    duty of care
    the judges dismiss
    the children’s pleas

    from tropical seas
    to the Southern Ocean
    fish migration

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  4. dry dam
    a sheep carcass
    lays to rest

    parched earth
    ploughed fields
    on standby

    tree clearing
    so many lives
    cut short

    Liked by 2 people

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