January / February 2011 "heart(s)" Thread




Announcing the January / February 2011 "heart" Haiku Thread

The theme of the January / February 2011 haiku thread will be anything to do with "heart(s)".

Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the "heart(s)" Haiku Thread.

Subject Line: JanFeb, 2011 "heart(s)" haiku thread.

Deadline: Midnight Thursday, February 24, 2011


Author, CountryJ

All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at January / February 2011 "heart(s)" Haiku Thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Monday, February 28, 2011 Sketchbook.


Read the January / February 28, 2011 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the January / February 28, 2011 "hear(s)" Haiku Thread

Karin Anderson, AU; Sanjukta Asopa; Priyanka Bhowmick, IN; Willie R. Bongcaron, PH; Alan S. Bridges, US; Bouwe Brouwer, NL; Ralf Bröker, DE; Cezar-Florian Ciobîcă; John Daleiden, US; Joseph Farley, US; Bernard Gieske, US; Cara Holman, US; Marleen Hulst, NL; Alegria Imperial, CA; Krzysztof Kokot, PL; Jacek Margolak, PL; Munia Khan, BD; Chen-ou Liu, CA; Sandra Martyres, IN; Malvina Mileta, CR; Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO; Karen O'Leary, US; Marija Pogorilic, CR; Chitra Rajappa, IN; Alex Serban, RO; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Vania Stefanova, BG; Heike Stehr, DE; Juhani Tikkanen, FN; Maria Tirenescu, RO; Sunil Uniyal, IN; Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR;  Neal Whitman, US; Monika Wojtenka, PL

Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Finland, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, United States

Thirty-four Poets from twelve countries wrote one-hundred-sixty-six poems for the "Hearts Haiku Thread

golden calf
million dollar mansion
with no heart

# 01. Karen O'Leary, US

I love you...
she bites half the chocolate heart
I brought her

# 02. Chen-ou Liu, CA

Valentine's Day
a letter from
the Clerk of Courts

# 03. Alan S. Bridges, US

red heart
on the playing cards—
my birthday magic

# 04. Alex Serban, RO

wind´s heart—
flurry of snow

# 05. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

that first red apple
was better than any candy—
eve before the dawn

# 06. Joseph Farley, US

words left unsaid
drift upon the east wind—
freeze within my heart

# 07. Brian Strand, UK

heart song—
the musings of a player
on his saxophone

# 08. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

the old maid—
a gold heart still hangs
on her necklace

# 09. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

hearing our song
my heart
skips to the words

# 10. Bernard Gieske, US

Two hearts
two hands
gray temples

# 11. Monika Wojtenka, PL

wily caterpillar—
in the heart of lettuce
safely hidden

# 12. Sandra Martyres, IN

my heart—what can I
do for you after
all your devotion

# 13. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

an engraved heart
in the sand

# 14. Vania Stefanova, BG

with my daughter—
overgrown path

# 15. Sanjukta Asopa

rainbow hearts
the distant breeze
showering aroma of love

# 16. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

Heart to mind
Mind to spirit
Lover’s talk

# 17. Munia Khan, BD

artichoke hearts
minced and spiced—
salve for pining hearts

# 18. Alegria Imperial, CA

heart transplant
he now soars on wings
of a poet's muse

# 19. Karin Anderson, AU

glowing kiss—
restless lips mended
by a wild heart

# 20. Marija Pogorilic, CR

the space
between our hearts
her breasts

# 21. Chen-ou Liu, CA

two hearts beating as one

# 22. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

balloon hearts
flutter in the spring breeze
her faraway look

# 23. Chen-ou Liu, CA.

pulsating heart
of cloudy skies—

# 24. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

two hearts
beat to each other:
street dog and I

# 25. Chen-ou Liu, CA

by heart—
a wintry cucumber

# 26. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

laying in the grass
heart over palm—
a storm approaches

# 27. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

missing the heart's
object of desire...
blind date

# 28. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

a paper heart
pinned on the last page—
"Romeo and Juliet"

# 29. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

jealous heart
the stares of a lover
to his mate

# 30. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

child's kite
lost into
storm's heart

# 31. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

the hearts paint
a picture of rose gardens
their first monthsary

# 32. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

heart of the forest—
a hurt deer
finds peace

# 33. Alex Serban, RO

are mute witnesses
a heart's delight

# 34. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

sisters playing
listening to
twin hearts

# 35. Bernard Gieske, US

musings of the heart
bring glimmer to her eyes...
love month

# 36. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

lights out
the sound
of a frightened heart

# 37. Bernard Gieske, US

Ripped palm
blood on a glass
cracked heart

# 38. Monika Wojtenka, PL

on the dance floor
my heart
slowing to the beat

# 39. Bernard Gieske, US

in a big break
I steal a kiss—
broken hearts

# 40. Alex Serban, RO

a xxx heart xxx
engraved in the tree
broken branches

# 41. Bernard Gieske, US

all for love-
he gives her a heart
on a neck chain

# 42. Monika Wojtenka, PL

spring jaunt
visiting the island

# 43. Bernard Gieske, US

rainbow at dusk
a crack line through our hearts
carved in a tree trunk

# 44. Chen-ou Liu, CA

the sky
my heart turns blue

# 45. Bernard Gieske, US

hazy winter moon
the scent from the chocolate heart
under her foot

# 46. Chen-ou Liu, CA

meeting a rabbit
on the path
my heart freezes

# 47. Bernard Gieske, US

my body
blanketing hers

# 48. Chen-ou Liu, CA

cop following me
speeding up
my heart

# 49. Bernard Gieske, US

he smashes the vase—
to see the flowers fall
break my heart

# 50. Sandra Martyres, IN

your letters
still tear at my heart

# 51. Bernard Gieske, US

my sweetheart—
am I good enough
for you

# 52. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

in the attic
faded photographs
darken my heart

# 53. Bernard Gieske, US

the knave sniggers—
the Queen of Hearts
talks of love

# 54. Sandra Martyres, IN

home sick
chilled heart
of a watermelon

# 55. Bernard Gieske, US

beggar with a heart—
feeding his last toast
to a hungry dog

# 56. Sandra Martyres, IN

my foolish heart—
where do you hide
all those feelings

# 57. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR 


melting snow—
my heart is reborn
in the Spring

# 58. Sandra Martyres, IN

to whom belongs
one's heart—is it God,
or is it Love

# 59. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

our hearts melt
into chocolate fondu—
Hershey's Kisses

# 60. Sandra Martyres, IN

my mother's
battery powered heart—
rising energy prices

# 61. Juhani Tikkanen, FN

of the hazy moon—

# 62. Sanjukta Asopa

shades of fantasy
flying with wings
a dreamy heart

# 63. Priyanka Bhowmick, IN

distorted reflections—
long scratch
on the heart shaped mirror

# 64. Vania Stefanova, BG

cut in half—
such hollow hearts

# 65. Alegria Imperial, CA

between deficiency of heartiness
and heart failure

# 66. Vania Stefanova, BG

hearts of romaine—
between them candles flit
in the silence

# 67. Alegria Imperial, CA

her Valentine's heart
grass to the letterbox
springs verdant green

# 68. Karin Anderson, AU

finding the embryo
of a seed
but not the heart

# 69. Alegria Imperial, CA

loneliness in the night—
in the cradle swaying
mother's heart

# 70. Marija Pogorilic, CR

her hand on her belly
searching for it

# 71. Alegria Imperial, CA

dead of the night—
in a swaying boat
two hearts in love

# 72. Marija Pogorilic, CR

his heart’s dips and coasts
but where is love?

# 73. Alegria Imperial, CA

hot kisses
in her heartbeat—
lovers on the beach

# 74. Marija Pogorilic, CR

closed fist—
the size of a heart
or a blow that hurts

# 75. Alegria Imperial, CA

between two kisses
madness of a heart
and nothing else

# 76. Marija Pogorilic, CR

losing a heartbeat—
on the hollow of her neck
and on her wrist

# 77. Alegria Imperial, CA

an empty vase
on her night table...
broken heart

# 78. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

a widow’s peak—
what makes her face

# 79. Alegria Imperial, CA

cloud-shaped hearts
sailing along
the summer sky

# 80. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

my heart
swells in love—
spring dream

# 81. Munia Khan, BG

scent of lime blossoms
blowing in the wind...
my heart throbs

# 82. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

her pure heart
different than his mournful past—
he tries to resist

# 83. Munia Khan, BG

my Valentine
renewing her vows
an open heart

# 84. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

the queen of hearts
defeats eternal love—
the king cries "more"!

# 85. Munia Khan, BG

a stream of tears
falling with the raindrops...
a shattered heart

# 86. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

my dying soul
needs your sacred lone heart—
do not leave

# 87. Munia Khan, BG

starry starry hearts
rocking and rolling—
a crescent moon

# 88. Karin Anderson, AU

two hearts of ice
in the glass

# 89. Vania Stefanova, BG

over the moon
flashing her ring—
a heart shaped diamond

# 90. Karin Anderson, AU

fetal tones—
the echo
of my heart

# 91. Cara Holman, US

Her lips Cupid's bow—
the curves
shape the softest heart

# 92. Karin Anderson, AU

sweet talk—
savoring the taste
of conversation hearts

# 93. Cara Holman, US

a Valentine card—
joy of pressing
the heart’s song

# 94. Karin Anderson, AU

carrying her always
in my heart...

# 95. Cara Holman, US

a frothy heart
fluffed in cappuccino magic—
their first date

# 96. Karin Anderson, AU

spring garden—
tucked in among the ferns
bleeding heart

# 97. Cara Holman, US

child’s tug of heart
balloon lost
in sky squinting blue

# 98. Karin Anderson, AU

stolen goods
a pounding heart
as cops arrive

# 99. Sandra Martyres, IN

her school diary
hearts and initials
initials and hearts

# 100. Marleen Hulst, NL

lungs collapse
no heart beat
next stop heaven

# 101. Sandra Martyres, IN

an anniversary
heart made of roses on the tomb
mother's home empty

# 102. Malvina Mileta, CR

moonlit night—
lovers' hearts beat faster
under twinkling stars

# 103. Sandra Martyres, IN

I'm covering my heartbeat
with a sheet

# 104. Malvina Mileta, CR

girls ecstatic
with their college romances—
heart throbs

# 105. Sandra Martyres, IN

youth at the altar
she covers her son's heart
with white silk

# 106. Malvina Mileta, CR

lonely hearts
drowning their sorrows—
singles' Bar

# 107. Sandra Martyres, IN

chicken hearted
seeing the bullies
he vanishes

# 108. Sandra Martyres, IN

on valentine's day
an avalanche of tears—
my broken heart

# 109. Sandra Martyres, IN

the good witch turns bad cells
into heart roses

# 110. Neal Whitman, US

your breathing
carries me away—
air bed

# 111. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

rose hip tea
the bloom has died
but soothes the heart

# 112. Neal Whitman, US

tongue of dog
and heart of cat
Witches' stew

# 113. Sandra Martyres, IN 

still life
one rose in art nouveau vase
a secret heart

# 114. Neal Whitman, US

It hangs around her neck
a heart shaped locket
with his picture

# 115. Sandra Martyres, IN

still on the chair
her sweetheart dress
it's been a year

# 116. Neal Whitman, US

she chomped on
little hearts
the biscuits of love

# 117. Sandra Martyres, IN

at sunset
her heartwood flute
note worthy

# 118. Neal Whitman, US

his big heart
endears him to all
no money in his pocket

# 119. Sandra Martyres, IN

not a common cockle
stooping for heart shells
our last summer

# 120. Neal Whitman, US

it will be snatched away
he wears his heart
on his sleeve

# 121. Sandra Martyres, IN

by reputation
heart of stone never broken
now cracked

# 122. Neal Whitman, US

starry night
above a smouldering fire
her freckles

# 123. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

popped the question
strawberries and cream
just dessert

# 124. Neal Whitman, US

summer night
her dress twists wildly
between the car door

# 125. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

rose at dawn
kissed Rose at dawn
my beating heart

# 126. Neal Whitman, US

center of the force—
rose quartz
to my heart

# 127. Vania Stefanova, BG

 a song
in my heart...
Valentine's Day

# 128. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

morning cold
my cat nearer and nearer
the hearth fire

# 129. Jacek Margolak, PL

innocent hearts
glowing in the moonlight:
mysterious feelings

# 130. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

storm clouds
I hear
my heart beat

# 131. Jacek Margolak, PL

a heart
filled with hope ...
tears of joy

# 132. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Valentine's Day
in my son's exercise book
a broken heart drawing

# 133. Jacek Margolak, PL

sunny horizon—
an old man makes figurines
from heart of oak

# 134. Vania Stefanova, BG

starting the engine...
she calls me

# 135. Jacek Margolak, PL

skip pages—
near the heart of
the mystery

# 136. Vania Stefanova, BG

preschooler's drawing
the father
with a big heart

# 137. Jacek Margolak, PL

first sonogram—
my heart races
to keep pace ...

# 138. Chitra Rajappa, IN

early in the morning
she listens
to his heart-beat

# 139. Ralf Bröker, DE

world cup tie—
a million hearts
beat as one

# 140. Chitra Rajappa, IN 

Valentine's Day
she awakes with
a racing heart

# 141. Ralf Bröker, DE

white dove—
red heart with spray
on the wall

# 142. Krzysztof Kokot, PL

"kind of blue"
and I throw my heart
into the winter

# 143. Ralf Bröker, DE

heart throb
I count
my fingers

# 144. Heike Stehr, DE

young grass
he lost his heart
in an accident

# 145. Ralf Bröker, DE

one throb
of two hearts ...
true love

# 146. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

first warm day
the candlelight dinner ends
with heartburn

# 147. Ralf Bröker, DE

embers of discord
smouldering in the heart ...
enemy brothers

# 148. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

two pairs
the river shows
another heart

# 149. Ralf Bröker, DE

bruised spirit ...
a beleaguered heart
searching for love

# 150. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

old diary—
in a faded Valentine heart
a tress

# 151. Cezar-Florian Ciobîcă

Snow shimmering—
two hearts
pictured on the window

# 152. Maria Tirenescu, RO

her heart ablaze
as she looks into his eyes...
her very first kiss

#153. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

heart elsewhere
i walk on the beach
all alone
# 154. Sunil Uniyal, IN

to my Valentine...
a red rose unfolding
in a heart of love

# 155. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

Grandma sews a heart
on the grand-daughter’s bonnet—
it is snowing

# 156. Maria Tirenescu, RO

perfect union...
a rainbow of colours
across my heart

# 157. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

It is snowing—
she dreams of a cake
like a heart

# 158. Maria Tirenescu, RO

young lovers
gazing at the stars
hearts throbbing

# 159. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

on Valentine's Day—
carving a new heart
on our bench

# 160. Cezar-Florian Ciobîcă

listening to the heart
of my unborn baby

# 161. Cezar-Florian Ciobîcă

Valentine's Day date—
letting him touch
my tattoo

# 162. Cezar-Florian Ciobîcă

beyond compare
this chocolate sweetness
Spring dream

# 163. John Daleiden, US

her heart
a hearth—
first date

# 165. Cezar-Florian Ciobîcă

two hearts together
walking through the forest
hazy moon

# 166. John Daleiden, US


Read the January / February 28, 2011 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden




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