December 2008 "dance" Thread




Announcing 2008 "dance"  Thread


The theme of the monthly haiku thread will be "dance"—any kind of dance.

 Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the Thread.

Subject Line: "dance"  December 2008 haiku thread.

Deadline: Midnight Sunday, December 28 2008.


Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted on-line at "dance" December 2008 haiku thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Sketchbook.


Read the December 31, 2008 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the December 31, 2008 dance Haiku Thread

Gillena Cox, TT; Magdalena Dale, RO; John Daleiden, US; Jan Oskar Hansen PT; Manu Kant, IN; Bill Kenney, US; Catherine J. S. Lee, US; Jacek Margolak, PL; Puiu Marinescu, RO; Iga Gala Miemus, PL; Vasile Moldovan, RO; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Terry Steudlein, US; Barbara A Taylor, AU; Rafal Zabratynski, PL

Participants: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15

Australia, India, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Trinidad, United States,

Countries:  1,2,3,4,5,6,7


golden anniversary
once the jitterbug
now a slow waltz

# 01. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

Sunbeams dance
On the last snowfall—
What hieroglyphs

# 02. Puiu Marinescu, RO

Accordions play
In the land of thousand tarns
She and summer dance

PS. Finland is often called "The thousand lakes land"

# 03. Jan Oskar Hansen PT

spring dawn...
dancing beams
upon the drapes

# 04. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

tango with broom
sweeper in plaza erases older footprints
leaving his own...

# 05. Manu Kant, IN

celebrating their love
with a tango

# 06. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

In blue suits and ties
They are elegant and polite—
Ballroom dancers

# 07. Jan Oskar Hansen PT

redolent wings
quivering in the air...
a butterfly waltz

# 08. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

missed out in youth
middle aged women try out Salsa
love in the air

# 09. Manu Kant, IN

Dance in the village—
Under the careless soles
A little daisy

# 10. Puiu Marinescu, RO

The Latin dance of rumba
Passion ends in death

# 11. Jan Oskar Hansen PT

silky swans
in a sparkling pond
twisting and turning

# 12. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

mid-life crisis
women try out Salsa
love in the air

# 13. Manu Kant, IN

broken shadows
dancing on a pond...
full moon

# 14. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

empty car park
two plastic bags dance
in a wind eddy

# 15. Rafal Zabratynski, PL

autumn morning
in a sunlight dance:
halo of mist

# 16. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a woman in labour pains
cosmos – a celestial dance

# 17. Manu Kant, IN

dancing butterflies
soaring on golden wings:
summer solstice

# 18. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a leaf falls
doing a samba
into the shadow

# 19. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

scent of dawn:
blossoms swooning in
a dance of spring

# 20. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Legs akimbo, fingers in mudra
Shiva on fire

# 21. Manu Kant, IN

dancing cranes—
the returning desire
of being with you

# 22. Jacek Margolak, PL

masked revelers
parading in the streets...
girls belly-dancing

# 23. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Christmas Eve—
dancing to the Santa Clause Rag

# 24. John Daleiden, US

Willow leaves dance
in the winter chill—
warm memories persist

# 25. Terry Steudlein, US

crickets concert
a fan shadow dancing
on the floor

# 26. Jacek Margolak, PL

a carnival
in all its glory:
reggae dance

# 27. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

skaters' waltz
stamp their feet

# 28. Bill Kenney, US

hip-hop dancing...
community of hope
in Harlem

# 29. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

fat rain
only lily pads

# 30. Jacek Margolak, PL

rays of sunlight
on the Mediterranean...
a pearly waltz

# 31. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

vacant day—
my son's kite dancing
between the clouds

# 32. Jacek Margolak, PL

two old dancers
recapture lost dreams...
rap party

# 33. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Snow flakes dance
in an wild whirlpool—
transient moments

# 34 Magdalena Dale, RO

hues of sunlight
dance on a hibiscus—
birds chirping

# 35. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

The dance of sere leaves
in an anonymous whirlpool—
Vivaldi’s music

# 36. Magdalena Dale, RO

children's laughter
as Santa appears
dancng the zouk

# 37. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Waiting for the rain
the Gipsy women
dance barefoot

# 38. Vasile Moldovan, RO

disco dancing
gilded fairy lights
on dew drops

# 39. Barbara A Taylor, AU

After the tempest
the butterfly dancing
around a flower

# 40. Vasile Moldovan, RO

retsina’d lips—
rebels on the sands
zorba dancing

# 41. Barbara A Taylor, AU

A sad monkey
looking at the people...
She can't yet dance

# 42. Vasile Moldovan, RO

the first waltz—
on my father’s toes
one two three

# 43. Barbara A Taylor, AU

Without partner...
a woman dances with
another woman

# 44. Vasile Moldovan, RO

fanning wings
a bird of paradise
finds his mate

# 45. Barbara A Taylor, AU

The leaves dance
in the wild whirlpool—
new waterfall

# 46. Vasile Moldovan, RO

 two old lovers
renewing their vows:
Viennese waltz

# 47. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Resurrection Day—
even the old people
dancing, dancing

# 48. Vasile Moldovan, RO

a matador
doing a pasadoble...
a fuming bull

# 49. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Whirling waters
at the Iron Gate—
the Danube Valse

# 50. Vasile Moldovan, RO

lake's tile—
necks of swans
bent in dance

# 51. Iga Gala Miemus, PL

Boogie Woogie—
singing the blues all night
eight to the bar

# 52. John Daleiden, US

orchid flower
hummingbird floats
in dance

# 53. Iga Gala Miemus, PL

pavement parang—
out in the street

# 54. Gillena Cox, TT

ruins of a castle—
in a dance hall
the wind whirls

# 55. Iga Gala Miemus, PL

A Christmas treat—
old folks never forget
how to dance

# 56. Gillena Cox, TT

evening sail
the dance of moonlight
on dark waves

# 57. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

beach memories—
now a new generation
dances the shag

# 58. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

first dance recital
the littlest sunflower
twirls twirls twirls

# 59. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

reflected flames
dance in the tree ornaments
silent night

# 60. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

# 61.

marriage plans . . .
whooping cranes
leap and dance

# 62. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

New Year's Eve—
the world teeters wildly
to the beat of drums

# 63. John Daleiden


Read the December 31, 2008 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden




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