Haiku for Holy Week by Carol Purington

In the pew
behind a wiggly boy
I praise the Son of Man

Cleaning my car…
the palm branch I folded
into a cross

Good Friday Service
a branch of pussywillows
throws spiky shadows

This dark Saturday –
those faithful women
who didn’t yet know

After sunrise
we notice field flowers
the way He did

Carol Purington
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Carol adds that the Good Friday haiku was published in these two places: The Haiku of North America 2001 Anthology, “Paperclips” and HAIKU: A Writer’s Guide to Haiku and Related Forms, Bruce Ross, 2002.

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Update: The Haiku Foundation Education Resources

The Haiku Foundation Education Resources include a wide variety of content, by many authors.

Jim Kacian recently added to “Stories From The Field.”  There are 19 Teaching Stories listed, from the series edited and hosted by Brad Bennett and Jeannie Martin.  Each story listed to date links back to the original post at The Haiku Foundation.

January to February . . .

January thaw . . .
letting go
of old heartaches

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

mid-February light
on the evergreens
easy to imagine
their new growth
in spring

reading a new book
the fragrance
of fresh paper

tulip

“January thaw” was published in A Splash of Water: Haiku Society of America 2015 Members’ Anthology, edited by Catherine J.S. Lee.  You can learn more about the HSA Members Anthology here, at their site.

The tulip is courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger