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My Published Haiku in The Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Dialogue

Haiku Dialogue is a weekly prompt from The Haiku Foundation initiated by a guest editor.  Haiku poets are able to submit up to two poems on the theme of the week, from which one will hopefully be accepted.  I started August 2021 and submitted through to the end of February 2022 and am extremely humbled and honoured to have a haiku from most of my submissions in that period selected. It has endorsed to me that my haiku writing is on the right track. I had a break through to the beginning of July 2022 and submitted and was accepted each week for the Literary Devices theme through to end of August. But now it is time for a break again.

Here are my haiku selected for Haiku Dialogue to date. The link to the right of the theme takes you to the Haiku Dialogue page.

Sue Courtney
August 31, 2022


August 31, 2022

cicada song
a cadence along the edge
of sundown

Literary Devices theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: “Rhyme”


August 24, 2022

polar route the sun and the sun and the sun

Literary Devices theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: “Repetition”


August 17, 2022

gathering no moss
the black door
that was once painted red

Literary Devices theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: “Allusion”


August 10, 2022

rugby game
the rainbow scores
a goal

Literary Devices theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: “Personification”


August 3, 2022

abelia blossoms
the buzz around
my hospital bed

Literary Devices theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: “Alliteration, assonance and consonance”


July 27, 2022

autumn leaves
floating down from the tree
a warbler’s trill

Literary Devices theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: “Onomatapeia”


July 20, 2022

heirloom recipe . . .
it says sprinkle the shortbread
with haiku

Literary Devices theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: “Synecdoche and Metonymy”


July 13, 2022

anticipation
the first time he kisses
the back of my neck

Literary Devices theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: “The Flashback”


July 06, 2022

grieving widower
his perpetual spinach
goes to seed

The Language of Flowers theme with guest editor Carole MacRury: Sowing Seeds: Literally and Metaphorically


March 02, 2022

hospice bed
the soothing scent
of loved ones

Ekphrastic theme with guest editor Pippa Phillips: “Hanuman Bearing the Mountaintop with Medicinal Herbs”


February 23, 2022

the creak
of a vine swing
orbiting the moon

Ekphrastic theme with guest editor Pippa Phillips: Henry Darger’s ‘in the realms of the unreal’


February 16, 2022

daily bread the crunch of sunflower seeds

Ekphrastic theme with guest editor Pippa Phillips: Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower seeds


February 9, 2022

inverted world
the light that radiates
from within

Ekphrastic theme with guest editor Pippa Phillips: Nunavut – Our Land – by Kenojuak Ashevak


February 2, 2022

darkening sky
a blackbird flies under
a rose bush

Ekphrastic theme with guest editor Pippa Phillips: Frida Kahlo’s Tree of Hope, Remain Strong (1946)


January 26, 2022

a fashionista
stamps her mark
stiletto moon

Ekphrastic theme with guest editor Pippa Phillips: Misguided Little Unforgivable Hierarchies


January 19, 2022

courtesan girl
the temptation of
her naked toes

Ekphrastic theme with guest editor Pippa Phillips: Hell Courtesan


January 12, 2022

third day
a scent of truffle
in the afterglow

Ekphrastic theme with guest editor Pippa Phillips: The Garden of Early delights by Den Bosch


January 5, 2022

returning
to where it all began . . .
cosmic dawn

Ad Astra theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: the new frontier


December 22, 2021

Sagittarius A
you turn my legs
into spaghetti

Ad Astra theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: black holes


December 15, 2021

afternoon nap levitating into my own space oddity

Ad Astra theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: weightlessness


December 8, 2021

distant sun
the sock drawer still full
of your socks

Ad Astra theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: distant suns


December 1, 2021

fading into dawn’s crescendo Venus

Ad Astra theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: the planets


November 24, 2021

satellite train so long the scent of musk

Ad Astra theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: satellites


November 17, 2021

last rites
he opens her jewel box
and takes out the cross

Ad Astra theme with guest editor Alex Fyffe: star clusters


November 3, 2021

school reunion
giggling like we used to
fifty years before

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: meeting with old friends


October 27, 2021

cityscape—
i adjust my settings
for socialising

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: in a city


October 20, 2021

tai chi in the park
everyone embraces
the moon

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: exercising in a park


October 13, 2021

the crack
in my teacup
fingernail moon

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: tea party


October 6, 2021

last line
first line . . .
haiku chain

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: old ships chain


September 29, 2021

ancient pine
in Cupid’s heart and arrow
red lichen

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: gnarled tree stump


September 22, 2021

vesper star––
a mayfly’s
last dance

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: impermanence


September 15, 2021

cast iron griddle
hundreds and thousands
on the pikelets

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: cast iron kettle


September 8, 2021

bullock track
all that we leave behind
the scent of crushed thyme

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: rustic wagon


September 1, 2021

twenty years later
same holiday house
same donkey wanting a scratch

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: curious donkeys


August 25, 2021

out of the forest greens into the delta blues

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: outdoors in a forest


August 11, 2021

dementia cloud . . .
the secret my mother forgot
to keep secret

Peace and Contemplation theme with guest editor Marietta McGregor: watching clouds


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