March 2008 Stars / Constellations Haiku Thread




Announcing March 2008 Haiku Thread

For March 2008 the theme of the monthly haiku thread is stars or constellations. Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the Thread.

Subject Line: Mar08 stars haiku thread.
Deadline: Midnight Wednesday, March 26, 2008.


one by one each night
the stars silently appear

pin holes in the sky

John Daleiden



All Haiku received will be posted on-line at March 2008 Stars Haiku Thread.

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

John Daleiden, haiku thread editor



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


The following poets have contributed to the March 31, 2008 Star / Constellation Haiku Thread

Ed Baker, US; Gerry Bravi, CA; Daniela Bullas, UK; Leslie Cohen, IL; Magdalena Dale, RO; John Daleiden, US; Jon Davey, UK; Lorin Ford, AU; Karina Klesko, US; Catherine J. S. Lee, US; Vasile Moldovan, RO; Shanna Baldwin Moore, US;  Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN; Karen O'Leary, US; Peter Pache, US; Pam Pignataro, US; Zhanna P. Rader, US; Terrie Leigh Relf, US; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; John Stone, US; Constantin Stroe, RO; Barbara A. Taylor, AU; Ella Wagemakers, NL; Josh Wikoff, UK; Tad Wojnicki, TW; Rafal Zabratynski, PL


one by one each night
the stars silently appear—
pin holes in the sky

# 01. John Daleiden


lovers strolling
under the evening stars—
eyes twinkling

# 02. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

snow creaks
beneath my feet;
the morning star

# 03. Pam Pignataro, US

night lights—
stars twinkling in
a black sea

# 04. Karen O'Leary, US

jet lights
trace patterns in the sky;
no stars tonight

# 05. Pam Pignataro, US

indigo lawns
a solitary star
follows the moon

# 06. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

hues of fancy
in twilight dreams
reaching for the stars

# 07. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

sultry night
a jetliner crosses
the Virgo

# 08. Rafal Zabratynski, PL

a new star
through the hospice window
she smiles in her sleep

# 09. Karina Klesko, US

sky full of stars
evening primroses
in my headlights

# 10. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

the Big Dipper;
trees drip ice
through silence

# 11. Pam Pignataro, US

upon the ocean—
sentinel stars

# 12. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

in sand—
a star's signature

# 13 Karen O'Leary, US

circle of stars
in the moonlit sky:
a pond scintillates

# 14. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

reflected stars
in a glaze of ice
birch saplings bend

# 15. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

under the stars—
a night of love

# 16. Keith Simmonds, TT

Christmas Eve—
the fir tree from the courtyard
decorated with stars

# 17. Constantin Stroe, RO

two bright stars
at the crack of dawn—
a shepherd and his flock

# 18. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the stars just appear
from nowhere

# 19. Magdalena Dale, RO

a bevy of stars
peep through dark clouds...
cocks crowing

# 20. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Cloudy sky—
after the tempest on the beach
thousands of star-fishes

# 21. Constantin Stroe, RO

out of darkness
into the stars...
a season of love

# 22. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the stars are merging
with the fireflies

# 23. Magdalena Dale, RO

symphony of light
in the midnight sky:
hosts of stars

# 24. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Summer night—
a star hanging from
the moon eave

# 25. Constantin Stroe, RO

lonely stars
in the moon's glow—
a distant storm

# 26. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Lily pond—
constellations floating
far in the water

# 27. Magdalena Dale, RO

showers of stars
falling on the waves:
a ship sets sail

# 28. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

lunar eclipse—
the stars

# 29. Peter Pache, US

nocturnal glow
in the distant sky:
rendez-vous of stars

# 30. Keith A. Simmonds

Pond mirror—
the stars lay near
a water lily

# 31. Magdalena Dale, RO

young lovers—
looking for the stars
in each other's eyes

# 32. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

rhapsody of stars
beneath the beach palms
only you and I

# 33. John Daleiden

summer sunset
stars rising...
music in the air

# 34. Keith A. Simmonds

power outage
thousands of stars light
the sudden dark

# 35. Catherine J.S. Lee, US

on the water mirror
white lotuses

# 36. Magdalena Dale, RO

Red light
on the Milky Way—
a shooting star

# 37. Vasile Moldovan, RO

street children
on their rubbish heap—
counting the stars

# 38. Keith A. Simmonds

new landscape—
searching the sky for
the Southern Cross

# 39. Catherine J.S. Lee, US

a solitary star
twinkling in the vast expanse—
silence of the sea

# 40. Keith A. Simmonds

in the koi pond
starfish and my dreams

# 41. John Daleiden

Owl song—
a falling star
over my town

# 42. Vasile Moldovan, RO

moonlight sail
glittering Orion
leads us home

# 43. Catherine J.S. Lee, US

love offerings—
stars sparkling
upon cherry trees

# 44. Keith A. Simmonds

across the milky way
comet dust
drifts with the mist

# 45. Shanna Baldwin Moore, US

Lunar eclipse—
all the stars
so much brilliant

# 46. Vasile Moldovan, RO

star quality
rimmed with bronze
on the sidewalk

# 47. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

shimmering sparks
in the summer sky

# 48. Keith A. Simmonds

first light first star
a ceiling hole
of banana hut

# 49. Tad Wojnicki, TW

star-studded night
celebrities on show:
oscar awards

# 50. Keith A. Simmonds

full snow moon
veils of cirrus trailing
across the stars

# 51. Catherine J.S. Lee, US

The stars...
a mosquito...
the stars

# 52. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Nocturn concert—
along the stars harp strings
the moon fingers

# 53. Vasile Moldovan, RO

ruling aspects
in the stars

# 54. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

left alone a cricket
resounds the stars

# 55. Vasile Moldovan, RO

in her eyes
full moon

# 56. Ed Baker, US

A shooting star...
so fast... I wish
for another one.

# 57. Zhanna P. Rader, US

starbucks’ counseling—
discussion on addiction
over hot coffee

# 58. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

violet sky
one last look
at the morning star

# 59. John Stone, US

searching the stars
for intelligent life
so little of it here

# 60. Ed Baker, US

A sea wave
slides off the sandy shore...
taking the stars along.

# 61. Zhanna P. Rader, US

above the dump—
clusters of stars give light
to a maggots' nest

# 62. Karina Klesko, US

the weed invasion—
blinded by purple stars
on desolate lands

# 63. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

so many stars
in her eyes
how delightful

# 64. Ed Baker, US

ah! a falling star
The Milky Way Galaxy
loses just one

# 65. Betty Kaplan, US

Their night promenade—
the starry sky slows them
down to a stop.

# 66. Zhanna P. Rader, US, US

summer stars
a lone koto
behind the bamboo

# 67. John Stone, US

some star
mooning me
just so

# 68. Ed Baker, US

a lonely widow
opens his window
to welcome the stars

# 69. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

A night walk—
looking at the stars
makes us zigzag.

# 70. Zhanna P. Rader

ebb tide—
orion sweeping over
frost-struck sands

# 71. Jon Davey, UK

some yellow star
in my mind

# 72. Ed Baker, US

a shower of rain
glistens with the stars

# 73. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

from behind a cloud
everything else

# 74. Ed Baker, US

ocean view
two lovers
and the milky way

# 75. John Stone, US

Northern Star
lighting the way
to Full Moon

# 76. Ed Baker, US

winter night—
an owls's wing brushes
the milky way

# 77. Jon Davey, UK

shooting stars
plunge into the sea...
rainbow festival

# 78. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

one shadow
to quiet my need
the galaxies

# 79. Gerry Bravi, CA

in her
Old Bonze

# 80. Ed Baker, US

flickering starlight—
the silence before a wave
pummels the shore

# 81. Jon Davey, UK

silent stars keep watch
bombers burn the night sky—
summit of nations

# 82. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Wind-torn clouds—
the moon and a star play
hide and seek with me.

# 83. Zhanna P. Rader

Castor and Pollux
holding hands, singing and dancing—
twinkle in their father's eye

# 84. Daniela Bullas, UK

meteor shower—
the first kicks of
my unborn child

# 85. Jon Davey, UK

in the deep of the sky—
a throbbing star dies.

# 86. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

three wise men
following a star...
light of the world

# 87. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

mum stirs hot chocolate—
spiral arms emerge from the centre
in the Milky Way

# 88. Daniela Bullas, UK

stars adorn the sky:
in the cornfield
swarms of fireflies

# 89. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

such a bright star
shinning with eyes,
eventually dies!

# 90. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

stars crossing
over the darkness...
a path to wisdom

# 91. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

6am hosing
the Southern Cross
still horizontal

# 92. Lorin Ford, AU

the world's greatest lover—
the sun encounters zodiac signs
in it's path across the sky

# 93. Daniela Bullas, UK

stars are fading
one after the other;
threshold of the dawn

# 94. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

The star I'm watching,
so many light years away—
still we're connected.

# 95. Zhanna P. Rader

a full moon
in a ring of stars:
radiant sunflowers

# 96. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Orion's Belt
that center star

# 97. semi

one tiny star
dispels the darkness—
an epiphany

# 98. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

To find life in planets
man is targeting stars—
beyond many light years!

# 99. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

hunter’s moon
over the city
looking for stars

# 100. Bill Kenney, US

A warm night—
I hold the Big Dipper stars
on my fingertips.

# 101. Zhanna P. Rader

young hearts glow
new stars quiver...
firmament of love

# 102. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the other side of the sun
prairie dogs tunnel

# 103. Karina Klesko, US

the puddle I step in
looking at stars
another spring

# 104. Bill Kenney, US

the utter terror
of the unknown
starry night

# 105. John Daleiden, US

beams of starlight
flooding my heart:
a gift of love

# 106. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the scent of jasmine
after the storm

# 107. semi

morning star
the wish I wished
last night

# 108. Bill Kenney, US

March storm
Aldebaran hides
behind clouds

# 109. Ella Wagemakers, NL

shooting star
the things I do
for attention

# 110. Bill Kenney, US

He makes the stars glow
to illumine our journey...
glorious blessings

# 111. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

my pocket
weighed down by small change
starry night

# 112. Bill Kenney, US

evening star
even in deep sleep
I see it

# 113. Ella Wagemakers, NL

to what constellation
does that star belong?
broken telescope

# 114. semi

northern sky
my husband and I
connect the dots

# 115. Ella Wagemakers, NL

sky full of stars
hugging each other
against the cold

# 116. Bill Kenney, US

on an empty beach
they gaze back

# 117. Ella Wagemakers, NL

stars sparkling
in the summer night—
a magic wand

# 118. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

through the bare trees
passing mist

# 119. Ella Wagemakers, NL

country air
looking at stars
till I stagger

# 120. Bill Kenney, US

upside-down fountains
shiver silently on high:
meteor shower

# 121. Leslie Cohen, IL

starry night
one firefly
after another

# 122. Bill Kenney, US

plum blossoms
blushing under the stars:
a celebration

# 123. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

falling stars
so many wishes
before I retire

# 124. Ella Wagemakers, NL

beams of starlight—
no electricity
in the village

# 125. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

shooting stars
... fifty points
if I see one?

# 126. Ella Wagemakers, NL

starry-eyed children
playing hide-and-seek
under a full moon

# 127. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

faint starlight
hum of the wind
in the rigging

# 128. Josh Wikoff, UK

a rainbow:
secrets of love
etched on the stars

# 129. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the Leonids
we share a piece
of dried fig

# 130. Josh Wikoff, UK

ripples of light
on a blue ocean—
stars dripping

# 131. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

star light star bright
she whispers a wish
into the gloam

# 132. Josh Wikoff, UK

cold starlight
some flakes of wax
from the menorah

# 133. Josh Wikoff, UK

Night swim
with the stars—
light heart.

# 134. Zhanna P. Rader

star viewing
the spark spark
of a neighbor's lighter

# 135. Josh Wikoff, UK

moonflower vines
the Milky Way winding
across the sky

# 136. Catherine J. S. Lee, US

a fugitive star
summer dawn

# 137. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

# 138. dark of the moon
a jet's nav lights strobe
among the stars

# 138. Catherine Lee, US

serenade of light
a waltz on the pond:
star-studded sky

# 139. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

vernal equinox
the row of bare elms
crowned with stars

# 140. Catherine J.S. Lee, US

cherry blossoms glow
to illumine our path—
the stars above

# 141. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

I lie on the white beach—
haiku on my mind

# 142. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

gleaming stars
surround the moon:
a silent sky

# 143. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

hope rekindled—
burning through the clouds
a fiery star

# 144. Keith A. Simmonds, TT


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





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