30 Days of Haiga – Catchin’ up – September 10, 2016



Day 5:

Black Country road

out of the dark
leading homeward lies
the country road

© Gsk ‘16

Day 6

things don't get done

unwritten verse
words flow past and away
yet are not lost

© Gsk ‘16

Day 7

new wine

he drinks new wine
harvesting summer thoughts
as raindrops fall

© Gsk ‘16

Day 8


expectations –
the train crosses the Lagoon
as I leave Venice

© Gsk ‘16

Day 9

Mint Tea

day dreaming
in the secret garden
– mint tea and elves

© Gsk ‘16

Day 10

Dawn relections

each dew drop
a world of mist and light –
dawn reflections

© Gsk ‘16

These haiga were created for A 19 Planets Art Blog – 30 DOH (Days of Haiga) – today I’ve finished catching up.  I hope to now begin posting a haiga a day for Rick’s yearly challenge.  Bastet.

30 Days of Haiga- 4 haiga to catch up – September 8, 2016

I’ve been so busy I completely forgot that in September my dear friend Rick Daddario from “A 19 Planets Art Blog” hosts the 30 days of haiga challenge … so I’m very very late indeed!  In order to make up I’ll write four haiga today and four tomorrow using Rick’s prompts – then I will proceed as I always do … following my own inspirations … and I hope to see many participants this year!! 🙂

The first four prompts are the following:

  1. new moon 2. fire or campfire 3. wind or breeze 4. gold, golden or yellow

New Moon

silence echoes
under the new moon
summer is over

© Gsk ‘16


under the fire of sunset
returning home

© Gsk ‘16

Warm Breeze

last summer breeze
whispers warm promises
before the snows

© Gsk ‘16

Golden Silence

golden silence
in the old alleys
siesta time

© Gsk ‘16


Morning Haiku and Waka – Sunday – May 1, 2016

light and shadow haiga

morning chill
raindrops fall on these flowers
awaiting May warmth

laying in bed
listening to the raindrops
warm under the sheets
drifting in and out of sleep
so hard to leave my dreams

those chiming bells
echoing in this loneliness
their hollow call

© G.s.k. ‘16

Morning Haiku and Waka – April 28, 2016

the lonely swan haiga

alone –
a swan swims into view
flowers blossom


cold morning walk
north wind freezes the blossoms
snow dusts the mountains


on this spring morning
looking at the snowy mount
and cherry blossoms
turning brittle on the trees
still – the birds huddle
no song fills the morning air
grey clouds hang heavy
and the northern winds whistle
ringing the wind chimes
making the trees bow low
and then for a moment –
a single ray of sunshine
escaped through the clouds
a single blackbird
began to sing his spring song
in the herb garden
a new sprout raises its head
there’s no denying
life’s warmth is a breath away
just waiting to be perceived.


the stone wall
behind this screen holds up
my red clay tiled roof
and the nest of two sparrows
hear them twitter happily

© G.s.k. ‘16