May 2024 Featured Haiku

swollen river
geese move their eggs
to higher ground

Tracy Davidson
United Kingdom

the pond didn't stir in winds,
but saw it quiver,
under the butterfly's touch

Ida Wiesenfeld
United States

stormy sea
the rocks
unmoved

Srini S
India

swollen river
geese move their eggs
to higher ground

- Tracy Davidson ,
United Kingdom

the pond didn't stir in winds,
but saw it quiver,
under the butterfly's touch

- Ida Wiesenfeld ,
United States

stormy sea
the rocks
unmoved

- Srini S,
India
June Haiku Submissions
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Submit up to 3 haiku by May 25th

THEME: Gardens
Haiku Submission Guidelines

Haiku poetry originated in Japan and was perfected by the great haiku masters: Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Masaoka Shiki, Kobayashi Issa and Chiyojo. Today haiku is an art form that is practiced internationally, and in the spirit of promoting global peace and contemplative artistic expression, Zen Peacemaker’s showcases three haiku a month on this page.

  • Haiku sent must be based on the monthly theme. By submitting, you acknowledge all work is original, unpublished, and not under consideration elsewhere (i.e., no simultaneous submissions please). We consider poems on the internet (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs) to be previously published.
  • By sending their haiku, authors agree to its publication on our website and social media.
  • We will consider both free form haiku and haiku written using the traditional syllable count of 5-7-5. 
  • Due to the volume of submissions, we can only contact poets whose haiku will be showcased. 
  • Haiku submitted before the 25th of the month will be considered to be showcased the following month. Submissions are judged anonymously.   
 
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“Go to the pine if you want to learn about the pine, or to the bamboo if you want to learn about the bamboo. And in doing so, you must leave your subjective preoccupation with yourself.” – Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

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