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Sunday, November 18, 2012

With Cherries on Top

Super stoked to find that the pdf book of haiku and senryu from the 31 Different NaHaiWriMo Prompters in August 2012 is available now for FREE download! With Cherries on Top: 31 Flavors of NaHaiWriMo, edited by Michael Dylan Welch can be found here

I'm grateful to have the following four haiku included (hubby has one in there too!) along with so many other writers from the online haiku community. Thanks to Michael for the ideas and for putting them into action; thanks to the 31 daily prompters, and thanks to all those who took part in the Facebook haikufest that is NaHaiWriMo.

laundry day . . .
when did my feet
last touch the sand

     (Sand prompt from Vincent Hoarau

                              growing dusk . . .
                              the stillborn calf
                              is taken away

                              (Birth prompt from Christina Nguyen)

the lion in her  full moon

     (Lion prompt from Alegria Imperial)

                              psychiarist's office
                              the painting of a boat
                              hung off-centre

                              (Boats prompt from Alison Williams

P.S. Also available for FREE download is the pdf book of small stones from Mindful Writing Day, edited by Fiona Robyn and Kaspa. You'll find that here. Enjoy all the weekend reading! :)


  1. Congrats, Kirsten.All of them are lovely, but i especially love the first two.Excellent work!

  2. Thank you, Sanjuktaa. There are so many great haiku in the book that I think I'll chose one of them as my nomination for THF Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems. Great to be published along side you! :)