January / February, 2010 "Valentine's Day" Thread




Announcing the January / February "Valentine's" Thread

The theme of the January / February haiku thread will be anything to do with the "Valentine's Day" in either the southern and / or northern hemispheres. It is not necessary to use the words "Valentine's Day".

Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the "Valentine's Day" Haiku Thread.

Subject Line: JanFeb "Valentine" haiku thread.

Deadline: Midnight Wednesday, February 24, 2010.


Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at  January / February 28, 2010 "Valentine" Haiku Thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Sunday, February 28, 2010 Sketchbook.


Read the February 28, 2010 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the January / February "Valentine's" Thread

an'ya, US; Ed Baker, US; Priyanka Bhowmick, IN; Willie R. Bongcaron, PH; Ralf Bröker, DE; Bouwe Brower, NL; Patricia Carragon, US; Damir Damir, Montenegro; Andrzej Dembończyk, PL; Audrey Downey, US; Rolland Fletcher, Jr, US; Karen O'Leary, US; Bernard Gieske, US; Manu Kant, IN; Ramona Linke, DE; Jacek Margolak, PL; Frances Shaffi, US; Bronisława Sibiga, PL; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Barbara A. Taylor, AU; Cindy Tebo, US

Australia, Germany, India, Montenegro, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Trinidad and Tobago, United States


starry-eyed lovers
kissing under the full moon...
Valentine's Day

# 01. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

wrapped sweetness
my first kiss

# 02. Karen O'Leary, US

Chinese New Year...
the growl of the Tiger
on Valentine's Day

# 03. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

valentine's day—
the zoo chimpanzees
groom each other

# 04. an'ya, US

Love comes singing songs
thru spring summer fall winter
'til everlasting

# 05. Frances Shaffi, US

Valentine's Day
if I've grown old and grey
he notices not

# 06. Audrey Downey, US

love blooms
rejuvenating all hearts
this valentines' day.

# 07. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

our on-line affair
by a storm

# 08. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

valentine’s day
once a year
speeding hearts

# 09. Bernard Gieske, US

suddenly this heat
burning her
Valentine's Day card

# 10. Ed Baker, US

magical words
to adorn my haiku—
Valentine's Day card

# 11. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Valentine's Day
in the flower market...
bundles of roses

# 12. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

Valentine's Day...
two old lovers look into
each other's eyes

# 13. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Love Day...
a lady in red awaits
her blind date

# 14. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

valentines' day
expressions of true love
renovation of paradise.

# 15. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

Valentine's Day...
red shirt for Lunar New Year
and for my date too

# 16. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

last year's cards...
Valentine's Day

# 17. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

valentine sunrise
birth of a new day
opening hearts

# 18. Bernard Gieske, US

two many hearts
to break

# 19. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

Heart Day...
the sun casts intensely
on faceless partners

# 20. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

Valentine's Day card
from my insurance agent

# 21. Ed Baker, US

love month...
whom shall I embrace
on Valentine's Day?

# 22. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

valentine’s day
family love
red rose from a brother

# 23. Bernard Gieske, US

Valentine's Day...
if I could only wear
a red terno

# 24. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

valentine sunrise
bursting colors
fill beating hearts

# 25. Bernard Gieske, US

Cupid's way...
I mark with rose petals
where my heart resides

# 26. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

ordinary day
of loneliness – until
the red heart came

# 27. Bernard Gieske, US

love child...
he misses his mother's kisses

# 28. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

valentine’s day
new baby
heart to heart

# 29. Bernard Gieske, US

love song...
a lad hides a bouquet
behind his back

# 30. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

valentine’s day
snack break
candy kisses

# 31. Bernard Gieske, US

tender moment...
a kiss on her lips
in her sleep

# 32. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

first colors of love
valentine sunrise

# 33. Bernard Gieske, US

Valentine wish...
chocolates and roses
and ahhh! those kisses

# 34. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

valentine’s day
box of chocolates
counting calories

# 35. Bernard Gieske, US

inside her card
this year's
child support notice

# 36. Ed Baker, US

valentine’s day
red lips
seal the day

# 37. Bernard Gieske, US

my heart my heart
my heart my heart
Kiss Me!

# 38. Ed Baker, US

valentine’s day
a cardboard heart
sings of love

# 39. Bernard Gieske, US

valentine's day
we slow our pace
around the pond

# 40. Cindy Tebo, US

almost spring
the sun streams in through the door—
Valentine's Day

# 41. Manu Kant, IN

Valentine's Day

a stray tomcat also
craves for love

# 42. Damir Damir, Montenegro

# 43. Valentine’s Day
the heartache
of an empty life

# 43. Patricia Carragon, US

after the lessons—
a Valentine's Day card
on the teacher's desk

# 44. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

Valentine’s Day
no roses
on her desk

# 45. Patricia Carragon, US

february fourteenth—
fresh roses on the grave
of a young girl

# 46. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

Valentine’s Day
wearing black
instead of red

# 47. Patricia Carragon, US

Valentine's Day—
the glare
on fresh snow

# 48. Ramona Linke, DE

Valentine’s Day
in a crowd of couples

# 49. Patricia Carragon, US

Ladies' choice...
breaking our deadlock

# 50. Ramona Linke, DE

Valentine’s Day
there are more frogs
than princes

# 51. Patricia Carragon, US

Winter thunderstorm
close my eyes before
his touch

# 52. Ramona Linke, DE

Valentine’s Day
not a holy day
of obligation

# 53. Patricia Carragon, US

a bitter pill
for the loveless cynics...
Valentine's Day

# 54. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Valentine’s Day
after the wedding
divorce 101

# 55. Patricia Carragon, US

disappointed shrew
who cannot find love...
Valentine's Day

# 56. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Valentine’s Day
not interested
in marriage & kids

# 57. Patricia Carragon, US

longing for true love
without roses and chocolate...
Valentine's Day

# 58. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Valentine’s Day
finding comfort
in cupcakes

# 59. Patricia Carragon, US

Brecht's rain-drop
nearly hit me
my love

# 60. Ralf Bröker, DE

Valentine’s Day
chocolate tastes better
than sex

# 61. Patricia Carragon, US

breakfast in bed
we kiss away
the crunchy crumbs

# 62. Ralf Bröker, DE

Valentine’s Day
he’s getting too old
for Viagra

# 63. Patricia Carragon, US

Valentine's Day
a prayer for the loveless...
love and be loved

# 64. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Valentine’s Day
getting cardiac arrest
from too much sex

# 65. Patricia Carragon, US

spirit of love
beyond the physical...
Valentine's Day

# 66. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Valentine’s Day
Cupid can’t shoot straight
No wonder I’m still single

# 67. Patricia Carragon, US

greatest Love of all
He died that we might live Love...
Valentine's Day

# 68. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

sends some flowers
on our bedroom window

# 69. Ralf Bröker, DE

this valentine
I won't forget your present
while filling my car

# 70. Ralf Bröker, DE

Your parents at night
lay their white heads together
whisper about tomorrow

# 71. Rolland Fletcher, Jr, US

flames of love—
from one letter
to the other

# 72. Bronisława Sibiga, PL

Valentine dawn-
the rose petals
around her bed

# 73. Jacek Margolak, PL

Valentine's Day...
last year's card
still unopened

# 74. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Valentine Day-
all the e-mails are spam

# 75. Jacek Margolak, PL

two hearts with one throb Valentine's Day

# 76. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Valentine Day—
a talking bird imitates
her voice

# 77. Jacek Margolak, PL

love to all those
who love and wish to be loved...
Valentine's Day

# 78. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Valentine Day
the roses more fragrant
than usual

# 79. Jacek Margolak, PL

Valentine's Day:
widower at the cemetery
clutching last year's card

# 80. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

red peony
on the valentine card—
the scent of spring

# 81. Jacek Margolak, PL

Dimanche Gras bursts
of colour, sound and movement...
Valentine's Day

# 82. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Valentine’s day
the untrodden snow
around the mailbox

# 83. Bouwe Brower, NL

her lips
red like cherries...
our hearts throbbing

# 84. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

traffic jam
thinking of
an old girlfriend

#85. Bouwe Brower, NL

another year...
dancing the night away
with my Valentine

# 86. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a rusty boat
floating in the bay
her summer freckles

# 87. Bouwe Brower, NL

Valentine's Day card
returned to sender—
address unknown

# 88. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the old couple
falling in love again...
flood of memories

# 89. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

14th February...
it was love at first sight
when our eyes met

# 90. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

# 91.

Valentine's Day—
repeating their vows
sixty years later

# 92. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

# 93.


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