February 2009 "Spring arts and crafts" Thread




Announcing 2009 "Spring arts and crafts" Thread

The theme of the monthly haiku thread will be anything dealing with Spring arts and crafts.

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

Subject Line:
"Spring arts and crafts" February 2009 haiku thread.

Deadline: Midnight Wednesday, February 25, 2009.


Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted on-line at "Spring arts and crafts"  thread February 25, 2009.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Saturday, February 28, 2009 Sketchbook.


Read the February 28, 2009 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the February 28, 2009 Spring arts and crafts Haiku Thread


Gillena Cox, TT; John Daleiden, US; Margaret D. McGee, US; Jacek Margolak, PL; Ioan Marinescu-Puiu, RO; Vasile Moldovan, RO; Karen O'Leary, US; Peter H. Pache, US; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Barbara A. Taylor, AU; Eric V. aka El Coyote, US



Australia, Poland, Romania, Trinadad and Tabogo,  United States


a lorikeet swings
against azure

*# 01. Barbara A Taylor, AU

past my fingers
this year's wool

# 02. Peter H. Pache, US

magic marker
—in the restroom stall
a spring flower

# 03. Eric V. aka El Coyote, US

carnival time nears—
down town a kiskadee's beak
dangles tinsel

*# 04. Gillena Cox, TT

spring sketchbook--
buds burst
in bloom

# 05. Karen O'Leary, US

The Child's Day—
an angel with a book
in the hands

# 06. Vasile Moldovan, RO

My son's primer—
a forget-me-not flower
like bookmarker

# 07. Vasile Moldovan, RO

thick woolly jumpers...
how many stitches
from arthritic hands?

# 08. Barbara A Taylor, AU

the children research
on a Saturday morning—
Sailor mas costume

*# 09. Gillena Cox, TT

gold embroidered
on her hemp t-shirt
a cannabis leaf

# 10. Barbara A Taylor, AU

fair weather—
into a boiling cauldron
tied up tee shirts

# 11. Gillena Cox, TT

Spring dawn—
a wordless haiku:
songs of birds

# 12. Vasile Moldovan, RO

the makeup artists
mix and match bright colours—
carnival faces

# 13. Gillena Cox, TT

Flow of songs—
all the birds of passage
on the wing home

# 14. Vasile Moldovan, RO

on the easel
melting in spring sun
the landscape’s oils

# 15. Barbara A Taylor, AU

Some new voices
in the forest chorus:
guests of spring

# 16. Vasile Moldovan, RO

wire frames lean
lifeless against the wall—
pre carnival days

*# 17. Gillena Cox, TT

The first notes
in the spring symphony:
cranes crowing

# 18. Vasile Moldovan, RO

sewing machines whizz
way into the dawn hours—
corn soup sizzling

# 19. Gillena Cox, TT

Planting rice...
the farmers sing sometimes
with the skylark

# 20. Vasile Moldovan, RO

cherry blossoms
blowing in the wind...
new paintings

# 21. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Sparrows singing—
suddenly a lone crow
breaks out in song

# 22. Vasile Moldovan, RO

a mere breeze—
more than a hundred strips twirl
on Pierrot Grenade

*# 23. Gillena Cox, TT

In the open concert—
sparrows under the eaves
and crows on high

# 24. Vasile Moldovan, RO

arts and crafts:
a spring morning
radiant with light

# 25. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Music hour—
through the open window
cooing of doves

# 26. Vasile Moldovan, RO

crafted petals
falling upon a
smiling Buddha's head

# 27. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

A whole season
without holidays:
the gardener's spring

# 28. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Falling petals—
The soul of the cherry tree
Goes up to heaven

# 29. Ioan Marinescu-Puiu, RO

Behind the ploughman
only hungry crows and
confused earth worms

# 30. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Scent of the lime tree—
The eyelid of twilight
Upon someone's hopes

# 31. Ioan Marinescu-Puiu, RO

A pupil drawing
the mother's portrait
just on her birthday

# 32. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Delightful snowfall—
From apple and cherry trees
A colorful flurry

# 33. Ioan Marinescu-Puiu, RO

first open air
she touches a daffodil
on his painting

# 34. Jacek Margolak, PL

Among birch trees—
The Spring sun
Casting a new look

# 35. Ioan Marinescu-Puiu, RO

new flowerpot...
a trace of the clay
on her brow

# 36. Jacek Margolak, PL

The first Easter Day—
Even the scarecrow
Has new rags

# 37. Ioan Marinescu-Puiu, RO

early thaw...
the green spot
on a printer's palm

# 38. Jacek Margolak, PL

the air throbbing
with stee lband music
carnival vibes

# 39. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

rain spatters
on rice paper—
moon into mist

# 40. Margaret D. McGee, US

etched on the spirit
voluptuous forms and shapes
the muse's delight

# 41. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

I braid
blackberry vines into crowns
willing to bleed

# 42. Margaret D. McGee, US

bodies gyrating
in fabulous costumes
splendours of carnival

# 43. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

sap green
from the curled tube
onto the palette

# 44. Margaret D. McGee, US

sacred spirits speak
in rhythms of spring light—
secret sounds soar

# 45. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

drawing catkins
on dyed paper
green tea

# 46. Margaret D. McGee, US

moving in a magic
maze of sound and colour
rainbow people

# 47. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

daffodils in bloom
I paint my dreams
in the new Sketchbook

# 48 Jacek Margolak, PL

light exhibition
of serenading colours
images of sound

# 49. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

vernal equinox
straightening the paintings
into one line

# 50. Jacek Margolak, PL

contours of colour
sacred serenade of light
scintillating sounds

# 51. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

masqueraders jump
scintillating costumes flow...
magic of music

# 52. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the artist
before his easel
invoking the muse

# 53. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

spring sunlight
shimmers on the paint brush...
the awakening

# 54. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

spring vibes:
blossoms weaving
a web of life

# 55. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

*steelpan music
throbbing in the air—
jubilant voices

# 56. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

* Steelpan: National instrument of Trinidad & Tobago ( Made from the oil drum)

Art On The Square—
paintings, pots, and jewelry
all in rows

* # 57. John Daleiden


*# 01. leadlights: I'm thinking of wonderful stained glass/leadlight work that I see a lot of here. One local artist makes the most beautiful Australian birds and when they are hanging they shine in the sun-- the colours are fabulous.

*# 04. Kiskadees although they are garden birds they are seen in people populated areas, where they will pick up chicken bones, scraps of cloth, twigs...

*# 09. Sailor Mas is a traditional Trinidad Carnival Figure

*# 17. In Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is a pre Lenten Festival ending on the Tuesday which precedes Ash Wednesday.

*# 23. Pierrot Grenade another traditional Trinidad Carnival Figure his costume is made from layers of fabric strips.

*# 56. Steelpan: National instrument of Trinidad & Tobago ( Made from the oil drum)

*# 57.Art On The Square

Read the February 28, 2009 Editor's Choices:  Editor  Karina Klesko, , Editor John Daleiden




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