Per Diem/Haiku of the Day for October 2022: Haunting
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Per Diem/Haiku of the Day for October 2022 features Guest Editor Kath Abela Wilson’s collection on the theme of Haunting. This is what Kath Abela has to say by way of introduction to this theme:
These are the moments that we remember… when life opens
wider and shows us its mysterious, subtle, alluring essence.
We shiver when we experience these times when the bottom falls out
of the ordinary and we become aware of the extraordinary power of
intuitive insight. Call them moments of enlightenment, epiphanies?
Here, thanks to these wonderful poets, the wonder of haiku holds
the power and lets it haunt us over and over again.
—Kath Abela Wilson
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Empty of guests, the
tearoom seems abandoned, yet
filled with story-ghosts
Hi Kath Abela! Love your intriguing and inspiring introduction. Warm regards😘
Dear Didimay! Thank you for taking time to read my introduction and feel this theme! I have learned and felt life’s haunting moments deeply in discovering each of these haiku.
Comic- Con thunder
glistening in the gutter
Mortica’s black fingernail
Smiles, Seretta, what a moment!
The topic sounds intriguing. I’ll look forward to each day’s new poem.
Looking forward to this month of daily haiku with the ‘haunting’ theme. Alan Summers gets it off to a proper start!
Thrilled to be opening this feature with my haiku! 🙂
room by room by room
my mother disappears
Winner, Touchstone Award 2016 (The Haiku Foundation)
Shortlisted: Museum of Haiku Literature, Tokyo, Japan
First Publication Credit: Blithe Spirit 26.1 (March 2016)
The Signature Haiku Anthology ed. Robert Epstein (Middle Island Press 2020)
2018 Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology / L’anthologie 2018
des membres de Haïku Canada ed. Marco Fraticelli and Philomene Kocher
old song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2017
ed. Jim Kacian/Red Moon Press Editorial Staff
thank you Kath Abela! 🙂
Thank you Alan! Your haiku opens up the space in my mind that resonates with the loss of my own precious mother. You take the time and care to open the space gradually with repetition. We all feel this,, and the chill of emptiness and recognition.
Kath, your introduction to this theme is most inviting. Thank you
Thanking Kath Abela Wilson,
Greetings. wonderful on the theme of haunting and notes, so inspiring.
Thank you Radhamini for appreciating and being inspired!
the kite above
hope rolling along speed
ailing ground below
his speeding bike
power failure in ward fear –
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