Monthly Haiku Corner – August

Happy August! 30 days til the ‘Ber months and then, the real fun starts! I just returned from a great weekend at Midsummer Scream in Long Beach, where the Halloween spirit was alive and well! Stay tuned for my mini review and pics.

Here at Halloween Horror Haiku, we celebrate all things spooky every day, but this is the time of year where Halloween takes front and center. With that said, the theme this month is Witches’ Halloween Spellbook. Do witches truly have a spell for a great Halloween? I believe they do.

tattered book binding
witches Halloween spellbook
unlock the pages

Haiku of the Week

Our theme this month has been creatures of the deep. Here’s a sneak peek at the theme for August.

snapping lobster claws
no man quarrells with a queen
sea witches revenge

Haiku inspired by the Sea Witch, artwork by Ubergank aka Linus Pettersson.

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Haiku of the Week

Leviathan was a giant sea serpent from biblio and mythical times. Referenced in several texts across many different cultures, leviathan represents chaos and destruction. In Christianity, it’s considered the demon of deadly sin, who was eventually slayed by god. Our theme this month is creatures of the deep.

receding water
leviathan awakens
tsunami of fear

Haiku of the Week

Our theme this month is creatures of the deep. I spent the weekend watching sea creature movies and lamenting over the fact, that despite now having the technology, we still do not have an awesome modern-day Kraken movie. What up Mr. Speilberg, are you busy?

“Kraken attacks ship” by Samuel Allan, created for PBS Digital – Monstrum, Episode 5

Artist: Samuel Allan
Instagram: @samuel_allan_illustrator

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Monthly Haiku Corner – July

Happy July 4th! Believe it or not, there are still many spots in world’s oceans that have not been explored. We still do not fully understand ocean’s wildlife and what hidden dangers may lurk at the bottom of the deepest, darkest trenches of the sea. Our theme this month is creatures of the deep. Be careful where you swim.

Haiku of the Week

The theme this month is a werewolf summer.

My poem is inspired by Joe Slucher’s artwork entitled Werewolf Camp.

Artwork by Joe Slucher

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Monthly Haiku Corner – June

Three things remind me of June, cherries, delicious bit size fruit, great for milkshakes and pie; camping, which is not my cup of tea, but certainly makes for great stories; and werewolves. The werewolf, a terrifying beast that hides deep in the forests, waiting for its next victim. Is this creature part of nature’s evolution or an abomination from Hell? Our theme this month is a werewolf summer.

red cherries so sweet
in the graveyard at midnight
a werewolf summer