Haiku

Haiku by Karin Hedetniemi

Published in 2022

Nick Virgilio Haiku Association
Haiku-in-Action 2022 • Week 22

home from hospice—
your empty cup
in the sink

Haiku Canada
3rd Place • The Betty Drevniok Award 2022

long walk with a friend
picking stories
from blackberry bushes

Haiku Canada
Honourable Mention • The Betty Drevniok Award 2022


orange sun —
we share the newspaper
in equal segments

Honourable Mention
2021 Little Iris Haiku Contest


cold winter night
grandmother’s playing cards
warm my hands

rainy day nap
I notice the dog’s muzzle
turning gray

glowing embers —
the last page
of a good book

Royal City Literary Arts Society
Haiku Special Feature • Issue 89 • February 2022


desert winter sun
a dog curls her nap
along adobe walls

Red Alder Review
Mid-Winter Haiku • January 1, 2022


Published in 2021

woodpecker tapping —
the steady click of
knitting needles

2nd Place
2020 Little Iris Haiku Contest


migrating geese—
pulling threads
from a sweater

Hedgerow
December 2021 • Issue 136

empty nest—
my fingertips linger
in the hollow

Akitsu Quarterly
Winter 2021

breath clouds
on a starry night
aurora borealis

Autumn Moon Haiku Journal
Autumn/Winter 2021-2022 • Issue 5:1

charity donation
buttoning your shirts
one last time

Nick Virgilio Haiku Association
Haiku-in-Action • Week 41

following
a new deer trail…
to my tulip stems

The Haiku Foundation
Aug 2021 Kukai • Honourable Mention

home from hospice
grasses
tall and wild

World Haiku Review
Summer 2021


first bouquet
of sweet peas—
her smile at the door



top step
on a shaky ladder—
sun-warmed peaches

Autumn Moon Haiku Journal
Spring/Summer 2021 • Issue 4:2


hummingbird flash—
ripe raspberry
on my tongue

Haiku Canada
2021 Members’ Anthology


low tide laps the shore—
children tugging
on a sleeve

The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls
April 2021

patchwork of clouds—
a dragonfly stitches
the world together

Royal City Literary Art Society
February 2021 • E-Zine Issue 81
Page 39

Published in 2020

pouring morning tea
I turn sensing your presence
in a doe’s soft stare

Red Alder Review
December 2020 • Mid-Winter Haiku