Monday, October 31, 2016

Hot Cross Haiku is now on Wordpress!

Yes, we've moved to Wordpress with effect from today (cue: applause).

Pretty slick new format I have to say and already there is haiku from 5 July; yes, we've picked up there where we left off here.

See you on the other side?

Take me there now!

Monday, July 04, 2016

Hot Cross Haiku is 10

Hot Cross Haiku is 10 today!
(Yep, our first post was on 4 July 2006 so this is really very excitements).

A massive ‘thank you’ to all our hot crossers over the last ten years, and ‘shout outs’ to all our followers and fans here and on Facebook and Twitter, for their participation and support. Here’s the blogroll for 2015 – 2016.


Alison Lester
Belinda Moreno
Bruce A McCausland
Carol D’Cruz
Carol Ruth Kimmel
Catherine Austin
Chris Gill
Dawn Mok
Dimitri Razos
Douglas Horton
Ellen C McBarnette
Ian Row
James Sutekh
Jeff Patterson
Mark and Katrina Hetherington
Neil Krieger
Kenton Penley Miller
Patrick McCormick
Ramon Loyola
Teague Soderman

Featured writers:

Akira the Don
Andrew Rossiter
Angie LaPaglia
Arcadius Jung
Carol Raisfeld
Chen-ou Liu
Dave Read
From my Forest
Gene Myers
Haiku Diem
Haiku Moments
Haiku Pippa-Dog
Half Good Haiku
I, Ladybird
J Rock
Jamie Hollywood
Jason Calvert
Joan Prefontaine
John Hawk
Judge The Poet
Judy Horacek
Karen O’Leary
Katayan Amuzgar
Mandy Bontius
Mark Fowler Jones
Michael Ketchek
Minako Noma
Mister Haiku
My Name is (Prints)
(Name withheld)
Niamh Flowers
Peter Bakowski
Reka Jellema
Rob Scott
Robert Frende Kenter
Sage Stone
South Tree
Sue Ficke Siebert
Yamaguchi Seishi

NB: To look for haiku by a particular writer, key in their name in the Search field on the top left of the page. If something isn’t in order or incorrect, please accept my apologies and email me about it; we’ll get it sorted pronto.

One more thing…

This blog will be going on hiatus for three months, returning in another shape and form in October 2016 (If you want to be notified when that happens, please join the mailing list bearing in mind that I only send a handful of emails each year!).

That said, the Hot Cross Haiku Facebook group and Twitter account - @hotcrosshaiku - remain active. So feel free to join us on FB (as members you get to post your haiku) and follow us on Twitter.

Till our next interaction, I wish you well.

Ian Row for Hot Cross Haiku
4 July 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Election Haiku 4

Da-da Dom Dom Dom
Mirabella bites the dust
Da-da Dom Dom Dom

Ian Row

Election Haiku 3

A hung parliament;
In some circles that wouldn't 
be such a bad thing.

Ian Row

Election Haiku 2

I don't really care
as long as Alex Bhathal 
gets in I don't care


Image by Ian Row

Election Haiku 1

Image by Ian Row

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Nature finds a way
through swathes of concrete jungle
Breathtaking vista

Ian Row

Through a grim terrain
a lush river valley winds
past a massive leaf

Chris Gill

new life thrusts
through old scars,  flow restores
Ganesh smiles

Dawn Mok

vein of mossy green
bitumen bifurcation
leaves a leaf a lone

Douglas Horton

Image by Ian Row

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Good days, bad days, always
Tomorrow will be better
Stop quoting Abba

James Sutekh
ill fitting beanie
it's none of my business but
she looks like pumpkin

Ian Row
Rising sun blinds
city bound train. There is no
escaping the day.

Ian Row

Saturday, June 25, 2016

To the UK

Bewildered Mother
Woe to you for harbouring
Woebegone children

Ramon Loyola

Friday, June 24, 2016

Quartz Markets Haiku

Stocks won't go too far
Until that dang Brexit vote
After that, look out.

From @qz