July / August 2010 "fruit" Thread




Announcing the July / August 2010 "fruit" Thread

The theme of the July / August haiku thread will be anything to do with "summer fruit" or "fruit trees" in either the southern and / or northern hemispheres. It is not necessary to use the words  "summer fruit" or "fruit trees".

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

Subject Line: 
July / August "fruit" haiku thread.

Deadline: Midnight Saturday, August 28, 2010.


Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at July / August  2010 "fruit" Haiku Thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Sketchbook.


Read the August 31, 2010 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the July / August  2010 "fruit" Haiku Thread

Participants: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22, 23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,

 Karin Anderson, AU; Priyanka Bhowmick, IN; Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH; Ralf Broeker, Bouwe Brouwer, NL; DE; Pris Campbell, US; John Daleiden, US; Andrzej Dembończyk, PL; Terri L. French, US; Bernard Gieske, US; Cara Holman, US; Marleen Hulst, NL; Ramona Linke, DE; Chen-ou Liu, CA; Jacek Margolak, PL; Thomas Martin, US; Diane Mayr, US; John McDonald, UK (Scotland); Vasile Moldovan, RO; P. K. Padhy, Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN; IN; Karen O'Leary, US; Reason A. Poteet, US; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Barbara A. ; AU; Zhanna P. Rader, US; Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR: Maria Tirenescu, RO; Neal Whitman, US; Yamadori, US; Rafal Zabratynski, PL; Jadran Zalokar, CR


Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, India, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, United Sates, United Kingdon (Scotland)


a book on my lap
under the apple tree
nodding off

# 01. Neal Whitman, US

fruit seller
returns with light weight
late evening

# 02. P. K. Padhy, IN

longest day
the blackbird’s beak wide open
to hold a cherry

# 03. Marleen Hulst, NL

a lazy dog
under a pear tree
dreaming of his bone

# 04. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

watching grandpa
remove his teeth—
raspberry seed

# 05. Terri L. French, US

peeling my pear
in a thin, unbroken spiral...
hometown memories

# 06. Chen-ou Liu, CA

Whirling Danube

an olive branch clears up
the waters

# 07. Vasile Moldovan, RO

ripe plums

rolling her wheel-chair
to a fruitful tree

# 08. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

strawberry-colored peaches
glimpses of time
in the sunshine

# 09. Bernard Gieske, US

Fourth of July picnic
watermelon rinds
piling up

# 10. Cara Holman, US

graveside tears
laden raspberry bushes
left unpicked

# 11. Karen O'Leary, US

nose prints
on the store window
fruit sundaes

# 12. Chen-ou Liu, CA

under the harvested tree
a moist cake offers
plum butter

# 13. Ralf Broeker, DE

merciless itching
side effect of
blackberry harvest

# 14. Reason A. Poteet, US

take ten—
hanging wild huckleberries
ripe enough for lunch

# 15. Neal Whitman, US

the boys groan
she spits further—
watermelon seeds

# 16. Terri L. French, US

our buckets full
the tang of gooseberries
teasing cousins

# 17. Neal Whitman, US

a free fall
tree climber collects mangoes
children cheer

# 18. P. K. Padhy, IN

the yellow ware bowl
full to the brim with cherries—
oh, my muddy boots

# 19. Neal Whitman, US

public orchard
a sign to be aware
of the bull

# 20. Marleen Hulst, NL

crimson grapes
glistening in the sunlight:
summer festival

# 21. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

cherry trees
swaying in the wind...
taste of summer

# 22. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

covering the hill
fermented choke cherries
careening waxwings

# 23. Neal Whitman, US

peach juice
down our arms
ants at our feet

# 24. Terri L. French, US

An abandoned nest—
through the ripe cherries
the moon nestling

# 25. Vasile Moldovan, RO

the elderberry pie
that wasn't—
mistaken identity

# 26. Terri L. French, US

on the apple tree
xxx - the beginning
an old story

# 27. Bernard Gieske, US

empty basket
berry stains
on his tongue

# 28. Cara Holman, US

on the girl's ears
a couple of ripe cherries—
seasonal earrings

# 29. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Saturday market
all the colors
of the rainbow

# 30. Cara Holman, US

winter morning...
the blender mixes berries
with bits of sunshine

# 31. Chen-ou Liu, CA

sunflower seeds
on the wall hanging

# 32. Bernard Gieske, US

gateway garden
boys throw branches
into a chestnut tree

# 33. Ralf Broeker, DE

under the tree
half eaten on the ground
the ripest pears

# 34. Bernard Gieske, US

fermenting plums
yellowjackets waiting
in the wings

# 35. Cara Holman, US

orchard owners
talk shop during lunch
apple turnovers

# 36. Reason A. Poteet, US

berries and cherries
a red river sunrise
melted in muffins

# 37. Karin Anderson, AU

Sunday morning
Mom's apple cake
friends around the table

# 38. Bernard Gieske, US

blueberry picking
a robin
and I

# 39. Cara Holman, US

she reads my love
poem in the spring sunlight ...
Fuji apple

# 40. Chen-ou Liu, CA

an orange pip plops
swims in the tea
swirls to good morning

# 41. Karin Anderson, AU

weeping willow
hanging below
the cheery tree

# 42. Bernard Gieske, US

jubilant voices
blowing in the wind...
grape harvest

# 43. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

peaches too
for rosy cheeks

# 44. Bernard Gieske, US

apple's crisp doomed
peeled cored and quartered
all for a sauce

# 45. Karin Anderson, AU

peaches not yet ripe
the fruitflies get to them
before me

# 46. Diane Mayr, US

banana skin slip
a gooseberry bump
of a ride

# 47. Karin Anderson, AU

bees buzzing around
the ripening plums:
summer morning

# 48. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

raspberry bubbles
her belly laughs
a mother

# 49. Karin Anderson, AU

Ripe Cherries
before dawn of day the scent
of your skin

# 50. Ramona Linke, DE

twin pert pears drop
old woman's bra
on the floor

# 51. Karin Anderson, AU

she reaches for a bread knife
& shares the melone

# 52. Ramona Linke, DE

head bowed
gold mango slosh
in the sink

# 53. Karin Anderson, AU

new potatoes—
the smell of topsoil
on his hands

# 54. Ramona Linke, DE

peaches and cream
young lady's rose blush
the Spring Waltz

# 55. Karin Anderson, AU

sun ablaze
for a summer afternoon
ripe mangoes

# 56. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

wanted new patients
an apple a day he said
a doctor's faux pas

# 57. Karin Anderson, AU

a group of children
near watermelon stall

# 58. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

sun's dried apricots
bench legs in pots
rain's booby trapped ants

# 59. Karin Anderson, AU

backyard house
upon the empty garden grows
a mango tree

# 60. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

cloudless sky
on every trail

# 61. Cara Holman, US

summer glory
the first thing I starve for
strawberry delight

# 62. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

picking plums
the biggest ones
just out of reach

# 63. Cara Holman, US

marigold magnets
in a field of strawberries
repelling white flies

# 64. Reason A. Poteet, US

summer harvest
biting into
a sun-warmed peach

# 65. Cara Holman, US

mountain moor
bilberry smiles
on all the hikers

# 66. Rafal Zabratynski, PL

ripe mangoes—
she walks in the garden
holding her belly

# 67. Yamadori, US

pear trees
bowing down with fruit...
harvesters' delight

# 68. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

in the grove
ripe cherries bend the branches—
a baby cries

# 69. Yamadori, US

baskets of grapes
glowing in the sunlight:
convivial songs

# 70. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

pretty lemon tree—
where has your heart strayed
my absent lover

# 71. Yamadori, US

summer breeze
bending the tree tops...
the odour of plums

# 72. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

in the long grass
the first apple:

# 73. John McDonald, UK (Scotland)

sweltering heat...
watermelon vendors
up and down the beach

# 74. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

I feel rosehip
blueberry and orange peel—
fruit tea

# 75. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

rainbow lorikeets
squabbling upside down
on half eaten fruit

# 76. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

girl in mini skirt—
I hold the ladder
when she plucks the cherries

# 77. Andrzej Dembończyk, PL

that squashed sapote
ripened between sashed panes
now chocolate mousse

# 78. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

water melon
cucumber sapota mangoes
soak dry summer

# 79. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

how many acorns
can this squirrel carry
to its winter store?

# 80. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

defying summer heat
they jostle under mango tree—
ripe fruits fall

# 81. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

a native mouse
drunk on tangelo juice
stares at me

# 82. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

cool juicy fruits
compensate scorching heat;
Indian summer

# 83. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

scuppernong juice
drips from chin to shirt
my southern childhood

# 84. Pris Campbell, US

sumptuous dinner...
a speck of red dragon fruit
stains my white shirt

# 85. Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH

birds strip
my father's cherry tree
mid-morning dessert

# 86. Pris Campbell, US

sweet as it gets...
a glass of pineapple juice
whets my appetite

# 87. Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH

peach peels
all over the table
fresh churned ice-cream

# 88. Pris Campbell, US

lingering heat...
even the fruit trees go bare
on the cracked soil

# 89. Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH

watermelon eating contest
gnats form storm clouds
over the winners

# 90. Pris Campbell, US

orchard twilight
amid ripe cherries
the red moon

# 91. Jacek Margolak, PL

Two olive shoots
On the deck of a tourist ship
Await the departure

# 92. Jadran Zalokar, CR

from behind the gooseberry
a smacking

# 93. Jacek Margolak, PL

Early August—
I compete with ants
for the ripe figs.

# 94. Zhanna P. Rader, US

abandoned orchard
a vagabond assembles
the fallen apples

# 95. Jacek Margolak, PL

a scarecrow—
magpies stealing the plums

# 96. John McDonald, UK (Scotland)

in the shadow
of a shapely apple tree
the heap of cores

# 97. Jacek Margolak, PL

pink dawn
the sunroof blocked
with cherry blossoms

# 98. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

rainy day
with every grape
the taste of heaven

# 99. Jacek Margolak, PL

the tailor's shirt
inside out—
Fruit of the Loom

# 100. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

Tasting the fruits
of the beauty-berry bush—
a titmouse... and I

# 101. Zhanna P. Rader, US

fruit stand
i wince at the sight
of durian

# 102. Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH

Early December—
the bluejays finishing
the dogwood's berries.

# 103. Zhanna P. Rader, US

honey bees
freshly-picked harvests
from the chico trees

# 104. Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH

August heat—
strawberry ice-cream
for dinner.

# 105. Zhanna P. Rader, US

trees pregnant with
pungent fruits

# 106. Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH

heat wave
sliced apples dry
on the barn roof

# 107. Thomas Martin, US

farm visit
sugar apple

# 108. Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH

dog days of summer—
rotting oranges shrivel
on the ground

# 109. John Daleiden, US

exotic view
silent in the background
are ripe cheese fruits

# 110. Willie Ropelos Bongcaron, PH

humid morning
we pick watermelons
ankle deep in dew

# 111. Thomas Martin, US

Peace of evening—
two sisters sharing
a nectarine

# 112. Maria Tirenescu, RO

picking apples
in widow Jones' orchard—
funeral tomorrow

# 113 John Daleiden, US

Hot day—
a poor child looking
at the gooseberries on the market stall

# 114. Maria Tirenescu, RO

In the cherry tree—
some dirty faces
and full bellies

# 115. Maria Tirenescu, RO

August moon—
one, two, three . . . yellow leaves fall
from the cherry tree

# 116. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Clear evening—
two children wrangle about
a handful of strawberries

# 117. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Under the ripe cherry tree—
my grandma listens
the bird's song

# 118. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Wild cherry—
two copper-colored leaves
fall together

# 119. Maria Tirenescu, RO

Flocks of starlings
picking up cherries—
I applaud at dawn

# 120. Maria Tirenescu, RO

end of summer—
banana trees laden
with ripe fruit

# 121. John Daleiden, US

At evening—
above the empty cherry tree
the new moon

# 122. Maria Tirenescu, RO

succulent figs—
in the light of a full moon
the ghostly trees

# 123. John Daleiden, US


Read the August 31, 2010 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden




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