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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Decemeber Haiku Share: The Week That Was #1

The first week of Cara Holman's December Haiku Share has finished. Below are the links to the seven days of posts, and the haiku I have shared each day. I hope you enjoy reading all the haiku as much as I have been, and maybe you'll come and join us this week! (Here's the link to the latest prompt - night sky)

coming home
to an empty house
so many stars
Kirsten Cliff
Kokako 12, April 2010
evolution: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2011)

from an evening cloud
the mountain
Kirsten Cliff
the taste of nashi: New Zealand Haiku (Windrift, 2008)
Bay News, Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Waiariki Institute of Technology 2010 Calendar

drifting fog
where does the dream end
and I begin
Kirsten Cliff
“Dream Catcher” rengay with Cara Holman, Fox Dreams, April 2012 (edited by Aubrie Cox of Yay Words)

after love-making
a single candle
– Kirsten Cliff
paper wasp 17:3 (October 2011)

summer again
the dress I wore
to hospital
– Kirsten Cliff
‘All the Words that Mean Cancer’ rengay sequence with Cara Holman, LYNX 27:3 (October 2012)

as I begin to sing
in my head
the sparrows scatter
Kirsten Cliff
Kokako 9, September 2008
Waiariki Institute of Technology 2010 Calendar

fallen blossoms –
loading empty beehives
on the truck
Kirsten Cliff
Kokako 8, April 2008


  1. It's nice to see all your week one haiku together, Kirsten. I'm so glad you're taking part in the haiku share!

  2. It's such a great idea of yours! :) Thanks so much for hosting us. Have just posted my moon ku for today. It was so hard to choose!