The Oak Within The Acorn
All seven daily haiku from Haiku Andy 10/31/22 - 11/06/22
Today I received the latest issue of Acorn (#49 Fall 2022). Acorn ("a journal of contemporary haiku") is a joy to hold and behold. Slim but weighty at 60+ pages, with marvelously textured paper (they don't skimp on production), the simply designed volume brims with haiku, senryu, and monoku (one-line haiku) that range from the playful and light to the deep and provocative.
I also get a kick from seeing many familiar names in the list of contributors, including folks who have received a haiku postcard from yours truly.
If you're interested in haiku and curious about what contemporary haiku looks like, Acorn is a good place to start and a wonderful journal to support.
Full disclosure: Acorn has published my work in the past, but I keep up my subscription just because it takes me weeks to fully absorb the contents. The variety of the poems keeps calling me back.
And finally, here are the seven haiku from the past week, and their destinations…
haiku 20221031 > Los Angeles, CA USA
walking to the mail the woodpecker and I both stop to listen
haiku 20221101 > Alpharetta, GA USA
coffee and croissant daydreaming of paris before my meeting
haiku 20221102 > Cheonan City, South Korea
what season is it? purple asters bouncing with bees
haiku 20221103 > Upnor, Kent UK
nob hill morning a merchant hoses away the night
haiku 20221104 >Orangevale, CA USA
first snow first smoke from my neighbor's chimney
haiku 20221105 > Staten Island, NY USA
waking up to snow the silent white mornings from childhood
haiku 20221106 > Gulfport, MS USA
scenic route I make a wrong turn but not really
Well, all right then, that’s seven more haiku in seven more days, and I am outta here!