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Sharon Morrison

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Haiku of the Day for May 2024 features Guest Editor Sharon Morrison’s collection on the theme of Home. Here are her thoughts on the theme of Home.

 When I was given the opportunity to be a guest editor of Per Diem, I checked over past subjects.  It seemed every slant on every plant and being, clouds moons sky rain , every state of nature was covered. So I looked at Home, an unnatural place where nature did pop up.     The life of  haiku moments in the home often fall around nature in some way for eg. from May’s Per Diem haiku –  a ‘pine-lined room’,  what was out a window or coming in the door,  sunrise, sunset, and moonlight – the lively elements are natural.  The haiku moments of Home are alive with our attention if nothing else ;>)   Come look through the windows into May’s Home!

—Sharon Morrison

 

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  1. I start to rain
    and into falling leaves
    my childhood

    Alan Summers
    Troutswirl – The Haiku Foundation – A Sense of Place: HIKING TRAIL – sight ed. kjmunro

    Anthology credit:
    All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019) ed. Robert Epstein
    Middle Island Press (18 Oct. 2019) ISBN-10: 173412542 ISBN-13: 978-1734125429

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    low slung river
    thoughts of home
    and lemon trout

    Alan Summers
    Publication credit: Brass Bell haiku journal ed. Zee Zahava (May 2021)

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    childhood river the sunlight as it falls

    Alan Summers
    Publication: Presence #62 (November 2018)

    Anthology credit: All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019) ed. Robert Epstein
    Middle Island Press (18 Oct. 2019) ISBN-10: 173412542 ISBN-13: 978-1734125429

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  2. reading memoirs
    and then the view
    outside today

    Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
    February 23, 2015

    All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku
    Edited by Robert Epstein
    Middle Island Press, 2019

  3. Intimations
    Wattle & Daub

    first home
    the old pear tree
    gives a leg up

    Mortar & Pestle

    second childhood
    all the pencil marks
    leave their walls

    Cladding
    busted moon
    a little boy
    stuck upstairs

    Concrete
    next childhood
    the family home
    gains a flaw

    Pine
    attic motes
    the wasps caught
    in window nets

    Atticus
    attic time
    the boy gains
    a superhero

    Glass
    super 8
    the rattle
    of family
    Curtain call

    last hurrah
    ghosts under lock
    turn their keys

    Alan Summers
    “Intimations” sequence
    Bones – journal for contemporary haiku no. 14
November 15th 2017
    web link if the layout doesn’t appear in the post:
    http://www.bonesjournal.com/no14/bones14.pdf

  4. sunrise . . .
    some water
    for the chrysanthemum

    hedgerow #133, autumn 2020
    Caroline Skanne is the Editor.

    Daily Haiku: February 16, 2021
    Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

  5. new home
    she promises me the world
    in a lilac tree

    Alan Summers

    Publication Credit: Hedgerow #99(2016) ed. Caroline Skanne
    from the “Homecomings” haiku sequence

  6. small study
    and books to read
    days with longer light

    poem credits:

    Akitsu Quarterly, Spring 2022 – Robin White, Editor

    Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog – May 10, 2022

    Our Garden: The Haiku Foundation Volunteer Anthology 2022 – edited by Jim Kacian & Julie Bloss Kelsey

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