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Autumn 2014 haiku chain by Patricia K.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

While I’ll take life in any season, the transition from summer to fall is bumpy for me. This year, the melancholy I often feel during these pre-winter months has been accented by various family crises. Still, as the song goes, How can I keep from singing?

Winter Solstice, End-of-the-Road Haiku Chain by Patricia

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Wow! What a winter solstice we’ve got this year, with the world’s end at hand–an event for which (let’s face it) there has always been the potential. On WIZ’s bucket list: striking up the haiku band. In case of the world’s end, think of a haiku chain as a virtual holding-of-hands as we all face […]

2012 Fall haiku by Patricia K

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

She’s heeeerrrre … Autumnal equinox: the tipping point between two seasons of light. Fall arrived on Saturday a little before 9 a.m. I thought it happened today because my calendar says so, but my calendar got it wrong. I wonder what else my calendar has gotten wrong. For those of us who (like me) may […]

Spring Haiku by greenfrog

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Welcome to WIZ’s Spring Poetry Runoff open invitation haiku chain.  This is a non-competitive (that is, not part of the poetry contest), come-as-you-are,  just-for-fun activity that we run from time to time here on WIZ. A haiku is a classical Japanese poetical form, usually 17 syllables all in a single line in Japanese, but I […]