The Solitary Daisy – Issue 12

Hello Haijin! 
Sally and Michele are waving at you from lovely Penticton, BC, where we are attending the Wine Country Writers Festival.
It’s great to meet some of you in person and chat about our favourite subject, Haiku!

settling on a twig
the tiny bird has no song
a pointed leaf prods
-Susan Koppersmith

a moment’s hush
with wings and beak poised
to fly away singing
-Jaki Sawyer

summer storm
miles from home-
house wren
-Sally Quon

little bird
stopping by-
standing in stillness
-Anna Dean

stalwart plants stand tall
warriors of the waning season
wait to fight cold winds
-Honey Novick


Member News

Michele Rule had a haiku accepted and posted on The Scarlet Dragonfly. If you subscribe to the site, you will receive three haiku in your inbox every day.
David Brydges will have a haiga appearing in the September 29 edition of Asahi Haikuist Network. Here is a preview of his piece:

Speaking of planets, they all aligned for Sally Quon this week with acceptances from Poetry Pea, First Frost, Tsuri-Doro, and Seashores. Don’t forget to send us your news! sally_quon@yahoo.com or kelownalady@hotmail.com


Guest Essay

Here is the first of a series of essays by Gautam Nadkarni on the art of haiku writing.
What is Haiku   Essay by Gautam Nadkarni


Upcoming Deadlines, Openings, and Readings

Upcoming Opportunities

Here is the first of a series of essays by Gautam Nadkarni on the art of haiku writing.
What is Haiku   Essay by Gautam Nadkarni

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Really Fun Stuff

Small Lantern is a free to download chapbook of haiga.
Asahi Haikuist Network, is where David’s piece will appear.
Australian Haiku Society is starting a haiku string.
Wee Sparrow Poetry Press zoom readings from contributors to the haiku anthology To Live Here. Two different reading times on September 24.


This Week’s Prompt

It feels like summer is turning to autumn! Write a haiku about the things that tells you autumn has arrived. See if you can include a sound or smell. Send it along to sally_quon@yahoo.com or kelownalady@hotmail.com to be included in our next issue.

“We write to taste life twice,
in the moment and in retrospect.”

-Anais Nin
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