Haiku – October 24

Winter’s coming soon, Cold outside and warm in hearts, At this time love blooms.

September 11, 2001 – Haiku

Twenty years ago On this day in September, Your life was taken. I remember you, From the news that awful day, But we’d never met. Those who knew you well, Know you still and love you well, May you rest in peace.

Zen – Haiku

Thought it was Sankrit, But from Japanese it came, To English one day. Into Japanese, It came from Middle Chinese, Borrowed from Sanskrit.

X – Haiku

In my heart an X, Is drawn each time I am hurt, Can they be crossed out?

Veiling – Haiku

In dusk the day lies, And slowly darkens to night, Secret kept till dawn.

Unveiling – Haiku

When the gray fog lifts, And you see the underneath, The truth’s beautiful.

Quiet – Haiku

In silence may we, Find the courage to go on, And meet what’s ahead.

Peace – Haiku

The absence of war, Or better yet a deeper, State of harmony.

Music – Haiku

From our mothers’ hearts, All the joy we find through life, Memories of us.

Laughter – Haiku

Down the block I hear, Children laughing high and clear, Carried with it hope.

Grammar – Haiku

Good grammar’s nice but, What’s more important is the, Story you unfold.

Bird – Haiku

Buffeted by wind, Bringing its song to the world, Better days below.

Haiku – July 22

Now it’s time to rest, When important work is done, With a clear conscience.

Haiku – July 18

As soon as life starts, Time begins its relentless, Read to the ending.

Haiku – July 17

Sometimes in the night, I hear your voice and I think, That’s what love sounds like.

Haiku – July 14

When I die I’ll leave, The world as all enter it, Loving humankind. I will not give in, And allow hatred to steal, My humanity. I will write stories, And leave them ever after, To those who’ll read them.

Haiku – July 11

Sometimes when we lose, Unexpectedly we find, That in truth we’ve won.

Haiku – July 9

When life won’t be still, Take it as a sign that you, Must go where it goes.

Yellow – Haiku

With yellow I can, Draw the sun and happiness, Far from cowardly.

Haiku – July 6

When I hear the sea, I feel that all things ancient, Are nearer to me.

Haiku – July 5

When we meet the one, Who will love us from now on, Will we know it then?

Haiku – July 3

Write the story now, While it’s fresh in mind and heart, Or leave to simmer.

Haiku – July 2

The first draft is done, Now hard work truly begins, I must revise it.

Haiku – July 1

Honey at sunrise, Sweetness and light all in one, Make the breath of dawn.

Grief – Haiku

Grief is like a sound, In the heart that never dies, ‘Till death stops the beat.

Haiku – June 26

I don’t usually need to do this for haikus, but this one requires it to be said that it is fiction. Upon her she feels, The chills of fever rising, And knows this is war.

Haiku – June 22

Now I’m looking up, See a rainbow in the sky, All our hope and love.

A Letter to Haiku

Dear Haiku, You are pretty cool, And people like you a lot, ‘Cause you’re quick to read. Not too long to write, Lots of meaning in each word, Syllables must count. When I think of you, It’s with greatest affection, Because you help me. Not only to gain, More traffic to my website, But toContinue reading “A Letter to Haiku”

Fantasy – Haiku

If their world were real, Then the characters might say, Come and join us here.

Haiku – June 14

In moonlight we walked, You took my hand and told me, How much you loved me.

Haiku – June 13

The greatest gift is, Sitting and sharing stories, With someone you love.

Haiku – June 8

Write just the first line, Then continue the process, To the bitter end.

Haiku – June 7

Water flowing swift, Takes me where it wants to lead, To a better me.

Stars – Haiku

Stars pin-point the sky, Like characters in a book, We haven’t read yet.

Haiku – June 3

When the moon shines bright, And night is still all around, Hope and goodness rise.

Haiku – June 2

Singing in the trees, Laughter from the ground below, Carefree things we miss.

Haiku – June 1

Time’s not on my side, When I try to do what I, Want to accomplish.

Haiku – I Love to Write, but…

When I’m deep in words, Hours can go by without, My being aware. Is it kind of sad? That life can go by so fast, While we write of it.

Goodnight – Haiku

Here’s your pillow soft, And your bed in darkness lies, See you at first light.

Haiku – May 22

Sudden change might be, Scary but it also brings, Opportunity.

Haiku – May 19

When it’s time to go, And the sunset’s beautiful, Gladly head for home.

Haiku – May 16

With that sense of right, Save and then flick out the light, Story has been told.

Haiku – May 11

An idea is born, If it doesn’t write itself, Put somewhere to keep.

Haiku – May 8

Stories write themselves, In a way that leaves no doubt, Magic does exist.

Haiku – May 3

It is time to think, Of flowers blooming brightly, To give us some hope.

Haiku – April 24

This is the last haiku of April. For the next six days, I’ll be posting story parts. Each story’s a gift, And together they add up, To give us all worlds.

Haiku – April 23

With the color pink, Paint so many pretty things, And not just for girls.

Haiku – April 21

We resemble flies, Buzzing on our planet’s corpse, Except we can love.

Haiku – April 20

A first draft might be, Great to begin with but all, Will need revising.

Haiku – April 19

For today and the next five days, I plan to post a haiku. I’m having some problems with my computer (no data loss), so it might delay things, but I hope I’ll be able to post a story part on the last six days of April. If you get the call, In an instant ofContinue reading “Haiku – April 19”

Haiku – April 16

Today was supposed to be a story part, but I was delayed, so I’ve decided to post a haiku today and a story part tomorrow. Up on a shelf there, Is a book waiting to be, Read and loved again.

Haiku – April 13

When it’s time to write, Pen or keyboard either way, Do not hesitate.

Haiku – April 11

Tiny crowds within, Our bodies that we won’t know, Without microscopes.

Haiku – April 7

If I write nothing, My characters will be hurt, And so I must write.

Haiku – April 5

Stories always change, From idea to finished work, Don’t get too attached.

The Basket – Good Friday

This is a work of fiction. The Basket Good Friday Laine found the body. We always visited Grandma at Easter. At Christmas she came to our parents’ house, and at other times of the year we visited her, but Easter was special. We normally went on Thursday and stayed three nights. I’m sure it startedContinue reading “The Basket – Good Friday”

Happy April!

April is both National Poetry Month and Indie Author Month. Each day throughout the month, I’ll post a haiku, a story part, or both. Full of creation, Restful beauty or darkness, Deep human nature.

Gray – Haiku

Gray is in the clouds, And old buildings standing near, My hair feels their age.

Red – Haiku

In the color red, Danger courage warnings blood, And delicious fruit.

Blue – Haiku

With the color blue, Draw the sky and water too, Why should blue mean sad?

Sound – Haiku

Voices of loved ones, And a body of water, Good useful advice.

Haiku – January 28

Time has its strange ways, Through unhappy times it slows, Good times go too fast.

Haiku – January 27

An eight-minute walk, If you could travel by light, Sun’s both far and near.

Haiku – January 17

Trust is the key that, Unlocks the door to friendship, Do you change the lock?

Haiku – January 15

Great white banks of snow, Frosting heaped on a cake that, Only nature bakes.

Haiku – January 13

Thank you to all those, Who share good things with us all, You brighten my day.

Haiku – January 9

Finishing things up, Means less time for the moment, But more time later.

Haiku – January 7

When we do damage, Most things can be fixed but not, Always in our hearts.

Haiku – January 6

Wind and snow blowing, Gray sky will bring a lot more, Till this is over.

2020 – Haiku

A sad year has gone, Too many people have died, May they rest in peace.

Winter – Haiku

When the winds blow strong, And deep snow is on the ground, Our hearts grow warmer.

Haiku – December 15

Summertime so far, In the future it seems like, It will never come. Time is weird this year, Pandemic’s on our shoulders, One day it will lift.

Haiku – December 14

Thinking of you all, Today the memory of, Your deaths brings sadness. You should be fourteen, Doing school online with Zoom, Along with your peers. I keep thinking of, The gifts under those trees that, You never opened.

Love – Haiku

True love is mindless, Like a jacket that just fits, What is true hatred?

Freedom – Haiku

There are those who say, We have the right not to wear, Masks if we so choose. Dictators once ruled, Neighbors denouncing neighbors, Hitler Stalin Mao. But Americans, Are free to love and to care, Use that freedom well.

Haiku about Fire

Flames crackle and burn, Keeping us warm in winter, Yet they can kill us.

Haiku – October 26

The soft earth opens, Dark and fertile giving life, To the seeds of hope. This is the last poem I’ll post until after NaNoWriMo.

Haiku – October 19

Time and love and breath, Are what we need most of all. If we could share those…

Food – Haiku

We all need to eat, Experts tell us what is best, Who knows your body?

Shopping List – Revisited

Back in June, I wrote a haiku consisting entirely of emojis. It was fun to do this shopping list, and today, I have another one for you, although of a different type. πŸ”‹ πŸ’‘ πŸ”¦ πŸ•― πŸ”Œ πŸ“· πŸ–¨ ☎️ πŸ“Ί πŸ“» ⏰ ⌚️ πŸ”­ πŸ”¨ 🧯 πŸ”§ πŸ”¬

Writing Prompts Revisited

I’ve used writing prompts on a lot of Thursdays. Time flies, and I didn’t manage to write anything for today, so I thought I’d share the Writing Prompt Thursday category page. While you’re browsing and reading those posts, please like, comment, and share them.

Detective – Haiku

The one-word prompt was “detective.” Who is the killer? Who’s taken the life of one, Before time itself. Into the unknown, Asking questions of those left, To find the killer. The truth is out there, The detective must find it, Before it decays.

Name – Haiku

We all must have one, Or we would not know ourselves, Nameless forgotten.

I hate to admit it but

I seem to be out of prompt ideas for now, so I’d like to share this category page with you. Next Thursday, I’m hoping to be back with something fun.

Haiku – August 31

Kids play in sunshine, Laughter friendship happiness, Outlives all of us.

Looking back at Letters

I’ve stopped writing letters as a regular feature, but I had a lot of fun with them. Here is the letters category page. I’ve been sitting here trying to think which letter is my favorite. For seriousness and sort of philosophy, it’s definitely the one to the Pacific Ocean. I’ve had to pick three “other”Continue reading “Looking back at Letters”


I’ve been rereading Harry Potter recently, and the word “dungeon” occurs rather frequently. They’re dark and fearsome, but what is a dungeon, exactly? I mean, I’ve never actually been in one. I’m working on a book called “Written in Stone,” a fantasy romance, which involves a dungeon or two, so the word’s going to comeContinue reading “Dungeon”

Second – Haiku

The one-word prompt was “second.” I am not the first, I do not live long at all, I get the last word.

Haiku – August 10

Warm sun and cool breeze, Children laugh somewhere nearby, A beautiful day.

Air – Haiku

Prompt: Air. Take in a deep breath, The people who’ve lived before, Have shared it with you.

Haiku – August 3

Chill wind blows over, The high craggy mountain top, Wish I could feel it.

Words – Haiku

Words live in our minds, We add new ones throughout life, Faithful friends always.

Haiku – July 27

Pieces of our lives, Are glued together in ways, That make new stories.

Haiku – July 20

Snowflakes flutter down, Flung indiscriminately, By God’s loving hands.

Haiku – July 13

Over the mountains, An ocean lies waiting for, You to explore it.

Haiku – July 6

Let’s help each other, Encouragement means a lot, As we live our lives.

All Haiku

I have so much fun, Writing haikus for this blog, Category page.

Ramshackle – Haiku

Somebody used the word “ramshackle” on Twitter. It’s a fun word, in spite of its not so fun meaning, so here’s a ramshackle haiku. The roof leaks badly, It’s freezing cold in winter, But I was born there.

A Letter to Summer – Haiku

Dear Summer, Spring is just too wet, Fall is nice but it’s not you, Winter is too cold. Yours truly, Hyacinth Grey

Haiku – June 22

The kitchen fills with, Wonderful scents of spices, Holiday season.

Clock – Haiku

Tick tick tick tick tick, Students in classrooms waiting, For the bell to ring.

House – Haiku

The writing prompt for this haiku was the first word that popped into my head: “house.” The outside’s not much, Walls and windows roof and doors, The inside is home.

Haiku – June 8

I’ve been reading A Brief History of Japan by Jonathan Clements, which contains vivid descriptions of the armadas sent by Kublai Khan to attack Japan. This haiku is written from the perspective of an “observer” floating in the sea. A hail of arrows, Sounds of wind and war cries fierce, Hot blood meets cold sea.

A Letter to Time – Haiku

Dear Time, If you were my dad, I would never once be late, Also not human. Yours truly, Hyacinth Grey

Haiku – June 1

Dancer in silk robes, Infused with the rising sun, Inspiration tea.


I post a haiku on Mondays, but I can never have too many and I like starting them with writing prompts. Prompt (first word that popped into my head): find A computer screen, The mind wishing to know things, Hands on the keyboard.

Haiku – May 25

Blue all around me, Oxygen tank on my back, The ocean is warm.

Haiku – May 18

Abandoned buildings, Dusty gray and sky the same, Black mud underfoot.

Haiku – May 11

The world upside down, Testimony of outlaws, Painted on tombstones.