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July 1, 2006

clouds peak: new online haiku journal

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 11:57 pm


Dustin Neal should have passed out a lot of cigars today [bubble gum, I hope] — Issue #1 of his brand new, online haiku journal, clouds peak, went public early on July 1, 2006.  Although Dustin says future quarterly editions will be pared back to 25 to 50 traditional English-language haiku, Issue #1 has a couple hundred haiku by almost 70 haijin.

Contributors for the inaugural edition go from Aalders to Wojnicki, including website luminaries like Paul David Mena, Laryalee Fraser, CarrieAnn Thunell, Robert Wilson, and Denis Garrison.  There are far too many additional, excellent poets, to mention them all — so, you should look for yourself.  (Take more than just a peek.)

Meanwhile, here are a pair each from clouds peak #1, by three of the usual f/k/a suspects:


a child’s questions . . .
as far as the eye can see



winter wind
this stack of bills
its own paperweight

     by andrew riutta, clouds peak #1 (July 1, 2006)



sculpting cloud peaks
from shampoo suds —
crooked fingers




wintry mix
a snow buddha
and a mud buddha

       by david giacalone [dagosan], clouds peak #1 (July 1, 2006)

mOOn viewing
                    some habits are impossible
                                                               to break




“Grand Opening”
    a searchlight beam illuminates
        the cloud’s peak



    by ed markowski, clouds peak #1 (July 1, 2006)


!! Please have a safe, thoughtful and enjoyable July 4th/Independence Day weekend!  See our posting from a year ago: Independence, fireworks and dissent (July 4, 2005), for a string of fireworks haiku.

1 Comment

  1. Shadowy distance,
    The hectoring hurt of day
    In a flat echo.

    Comment by William B. Deutscher — January 19, 2008 @ 11:25 pm

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