More Haiku for Hope


I’m so thankful for the focus of writing haiku this month. It’s been a blessing. Thank you again (and again and again!) to Mary Lee Hahn for the invitation to write haiku daily in December with #haikuforhope. Here are my contributions for the past week.

Dec. 8th

within busy days
one may discover oneself

©M. Hogan, 2018
(street art from a corner in Puerto Rico)

Dec. 9th


in bitter winter
River shivers in her bed
ice shatters like crystal

©M. Hogan, 2018

December 10th


fading oak leaf
ignites at dawn
final blaze of glory

©M. Hogan, 2018

Dec. 11th

Full Moon Memory

the moon appliqued
intricate branches
onto indigo sky

©M. Hogan, 2018

December 12th

dizzy holidaze
life glides into focus
writing haiku

©M. Hogan, 2018

December  13th


on River’s skin
Winter’s icy winds etch

©M. Hogan, 2018

This week’s Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by the warm and welcoming Laura Shovan at her blog. She’s sharing a snowy poem by Jona Colson that is full of beautiful words and  imagery.

28 thoughts on “More Haiku for Hope

  1. Mukhamani says:

    Beautiful haikus.

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  2. margaretsmn says:

    I saw some but not all of these on Twitter. Thanks for sharing in this December writing. Your haiku are full of imagery and great word choice (hieroglyphics, holidaze, indigo, etc.)

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  3. katswhiskers says:

    Lovely snapshots of your life, Molly. Hands-down my fave is your blaze of glory – and I love the photo to accompany it, too! Though I also love the imagery of your industrious moon… and the unexpected (yet perfect) image of the ‘River’s skin’. Clever you!

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  4. Molly, thank you for sharing your life gliding into focus… I really love the river’s skin! xo

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  5. Tabatha says:

    Hi Molly! Thanks for sharing your marvelous moments of re-appearing! I am especially struck by the leaf being ignited by dawn.

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  6. lindabaie says:

    Gorgeous images, Molly. I love that final “blaze” & the “river skin” & its “hieroglyphics” – wonderful. We have unusual warmth, still waiting for some cold & snow! Have a good final week!

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks, Linda! Our weather has been up and down and generally wonky. Most of our snow is gone now but I’m still hopeful that somehow we’ll pull out a white Christmas!


  7. jama says:

    So lovely, Molly. Hard to pick a favorite, but Full Moon Memory really speaks to me . . .

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  8. Delightful. I agree that the focus that comes with the daily practice is a blessing. You know my love for your river. Please say hello next time you meet. That street art in PR is stunning…and creepy and cool. Enjoy this next week of focus.

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks, Linda. There’s wonderful street art in Puerto Rico. I took that photo almost three years ago and knew I’d write about it some day. On another someday note, perhaps someday you and “my” river can meet 🙂


  9. This one is gold!
    within busy days
    one may discover oneself
    Another Molly Hogan book of haiku down the road!
    I’ll not miss the book signing.
    What is the coolest, closest bookstore to your place?

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  10. laurashovan222 says:

    Whoa — I love that street art and haiku, Molly. Thanks for joining in the Poetry Friday sharing this week.

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  11. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images and words. My soul feels more satisfied.

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  12. maryleehahn says:

    December 8 &12…amen.

    I’m so grateful for our little Twitter writing community.

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  13. Thanks for your moon’s appliqués, surreal “oneself disappearing, and your additional weeks pondering Molly–a full week indeed!

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  14. rothpoetry says:

    Well done! I really liked the last one!

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