Unless stated otherwise, all poetry on Swimming in Lines of Haiku is Copyright Kirsten Cliff and may not be reprinted in any form without written permission from the author. kirsten(DOT)cliff(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Saturday, July 13, 2013

I Quote, You 'Ku - Day 13

I am
A hole in a flute
That the Christ's breath moves through –
Listen to this


Your challenge is to write a haiku or tanka (or choose one of your previously published works) that has a connection with the themes/feelings/images of the above quote, without just restating what has appeared in the text, to create a haibun. Play around with it and see what you come up with. Enjoy!

Click here for the first post on how I Quote, You 'Ku works. Every poet who posts a poem this month will be entered into the draw to win a copy of A New Resonance 8.


  1. the wind veers
    where we cannot know
    only the Spirit

  2. hard terrain--
    the water muses
    on gentle slope

  3. praying the Psalms
    old rose bush leans
    against evergreens

    1. Hi Ellen, thanks for joining us with your poetry. :-)
      I've put your name in for the book draw at the end of this month!

    2. Dear Kirsten, Thank you. I recently received a copy of A New Resonance 8. Looks beautiful! So no need to include me in the book draw, though thank you! I recognized your name and mostly thought I'd say hello. Best wishes, Ellen

    3. Cool! Well thanks for stopping by to say, hello!
      Happy reading of ANR8. :-)

  4. "Christ" and "Messiah"
    Just mean, "anointed with oil"
    mechanics are christs

  5. Day 13: breath

    wind through the ferns
    god's breath
    tickling our hair

    Gary Blankenship

  6. I've been unable to participate for a few. Just wanted to say I love all of these for the 13th - and am enjoying catching up. Such original ideas and phrasing from everyone. Beautiful thoughts.

    1. Yes, some wonderful work being shared. Thanks to all for continuing to take part!

  7. And the quotes for the prompts are simply wonderful! Some I'd heard before, but most, had not. Am very glad to read new inspiration.