Dear Reader,

After planting daily haiku here for the last two years—and elsewhere years before that—I’ve decided to let this plot sit fallow for a while.  I’ll leave this blog open as a museum in the meantime, however long “the meantime” is.  While I’m away, I’ll be scavenging some haiku to create haiku sonnets on Derelict Satellite, my poetry site, and collecting the best for a self-published book combining my haiku and visual art.  When I can, I’ll leave notice of my progress here and on my other blog, Signals to Attend.

Thanks to everyone who visited, particularly Hames, Red Dragonfly, Jingle, Pearl Nelson, Peter Newton, hiddenamongroots, and others for their support and encouragement.  For any new visitors who happen on this space, I hope you will continue to visit the sites they sponsor and all the sites in my Blogroll.

As you haiku writers can imagine, it’s hard to give up a streak of over 5,000 lines and approximately 35,000 syllables.  I don’t know how long I’ll be away or even whether I will ever be back, but I hope to get a new perspective on haiku through the respite.  Maybe then, someday, the crop will return in full bloom again.

Keep haiku alive in cyberspace.

Fondly,

David

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4 thoughts on “Dear Reader,

  1. dear david,

    you will be missed a lot. i want you to know, that your haikus have inspired to strive excellence in doing poetry. thanks for your friendship and i hope we can have you back writing haiku once again on these blogpage.

    keep safe always. godspeed.

    • Thanks so much. It’s tough to know if you’re reaching anyone at all when you write. It’s been invaluable to hear your thoughts on my haiku. I won’t disappear from the blogosphere and look forward to reading your work.

      David

  2. David,
    This makes me very sad, but I trust you will be doing other wonderful things with language elsewhere — I will be following along. Your haiku are some of the best around as far as I’m concerned. A very happy New Year to you.
    Best,
    Melissa

    • You’re very nice. My new goal is to write a haiku sonnet a week on Derelict Satellite based on some of the haiku I’ve written in the last few weeks. And I promise not to disappear. I’ll still be visiting your blog from time to time.

      Thanks again… David

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