The Haiku Pond

Anthony Nanfito

Welcome to the Haiku Pond! A place to ponder life through haiku. On this podcast we’ll explore how haiku can help us live more meaningful lives today; how to stay mindful in a fast-paced and chaotic world, appreciate the simple things, and practice compassion. Each episode focuses on a theme with haiku submitted by poets of all levels from around the world. Let’s dive into the pond! For updates, join the mailing list & follow the pod on Twitter. Website: http://thehaikupond.com/ Mailing list: http://haikupond.ck.page/ Email: thehaikupond@gmail.com Twitter: @TheHaikuPond

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Season 3 Premieres July 16, 2022 - Listen to learn how to submit your haiku
Jun 26 2022
Season 3 Premieres July 16, 2022 - Listen to learn how to submit your haiku
Season 3 of the podcast will return on July 16, 2022 and this season includes some new changes! Listen to this trailer episode to learn about new changes for this season and how to submit your haiku. Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. For show notes, click here. NEXT THEME: Spirits SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday July 8, 2022 11:59pm Bangkok time (GMT +7) SUBMISSION FORM: theme for first episode is ‘Spirits’. You may submit one haiku for this theme. It can be published or unpublished — as long as you retain the rights to share it. Submissions are due by 11:59pm Bangkok time (GMT +7) on Friday July 8, 2022 (so I have the weekend to produce the episode) and the first episode of Season 3 will be released the following week on Saturday July 16, 2022. Stay tuned for more episodes after that to learn about the new themes and hear the haiku submitted by other listeners. SUBSCRIBE For full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “The Haiku Pond” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate haiku too! SUPPORT THE POD Creators like me work hard to create content you love, but in order to continue creating content we need support from followers like you! If you've ever enjoyed any of my creations, you can show your support at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. MY BOOKS 2149: Emergence Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Now available in 10+ retailers worldwide, and in paperback and hardcover via Amazon’s print-on-demand service. Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life Now available as an ebook in 10+ retailers worldwide and in paperback via Amazon’s print-on-demand service. CONNECT! - Website: Twitter: Newsletter: Send in a voice message:
3.02: A Waterfall's Purpose
4d ago
3.02: A Waterfall's Purpose
The theme for this episode is ‘water’. For show notes and web links for the featured poets, click here. Thanks for listening. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Stay tuned for more episodes and listener-submitted haiku by joining the free newsletter at or follow the pod on Twitter at THEME: ‘wind’ SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday August 26, 2022 11:59pm Bangkok time (GMT +7) SUBMISSION FORM: full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “The Haiku Pond” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate haiku too! SUPPORT THE POD Creators like me work hard to create content you love, but in order to continue creating content we need support from followers like you! If you've ever enjoyed any of my creations, you can show your support at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. MY BOOKS 2149: Emergence Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Available in 10+ retailers worldwide, and in paperback and hardcover via Amazon’s print-on-demand service. Learn more at Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life Description: 100+ haiku and 5 personal essays centered around Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, Give & Forgive. Available as an ebook in 10+ retailers worldwide and in paperback via Amazon’s print-on-demand service. Learn more at Send in a voice message:
3.01 Spirits of Ancient Stardust
Jul 29 2022
3.01 Spirits of Ancient Stardust
The theme for this episode is ‘spirits’. For show notes and web links for the featured poets, click here. Thanks for listening. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Stay tuned for more episodes and listener-submitted haiku by joining the newsletter at or follow the pod on Twitter at THEME: Water SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday August 12 , 2022 11:59pm Bangkok time (GMT +7) SUBMISSION FORM: full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “The Haiku Pond” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate haiku too! SUPPORT THE POD Creators like me work hard to create content you love, but in order to continue creating content we need support from followers like you! If you've ever enjoyed any of my creations, you can show your support at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. MY BOOKS 2149: Emergence Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Available in 10+ retailers worldwide, and in paperback and hardcover via Amazon’s print-on-demand service. Learn more at Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life Description: 100+ haiku and 5 personal essays centered around Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, Give & Forgive. Available as an ebook in 10+ retailers worldwide and in paperback via Amazon’s print-on-demand service. Learn more at Send in a voice message:
Season 3 Premieres July 16, 2022 - Listen to learn how to submit your haiku
Jun 26 2022
Season 3 Premieres July 16, 2022 - Listen to learn how to submit your haiku
Season 3 of the podcast will return on July 16, 2022 and this season includes some new changes! Listen to this trailer episode to learn about new changes for this season and how to submit your haiku. Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. For show notes, click here. NEXT THEME: Spirits SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday July 8, 2022 11:59pm Bangkok time (GMT +7) SUBMISSION FORM: theme for first episode is ‘Spirits’. You may submit one haiku for this theme. It can be published or unpublished — as long as you retain the rights to share it. Submissions are due by 11:59pm Bangkok time (GMT +7) on Friday July 8, 2022 (so I have the weekend to produce the episode) and the first episode of Season 3 will be released the following week on Saturday July 16, 2022. Stay tuned for more episodes after that to learn about the new themes and hear the haiku submitted by other listeners. SUBSCRIBE For full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “The Haiku Pond” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate haiku too! SUPPORT THE POD Creators like me work hard to create content you love, but in order to continue creating content we need support from followers like you! If you've ever enjoyed any of my creations, you can show your support at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. MY BOOKS 2149: Emergence Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Now available in 10+ retailers worldwide, and in paperback and hardcover via Amazon’s print-on-demand service. Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life Now available as an ebook in 10+ retailers worldwide and in paperback via Amazon’s print-on-demand service. CONNECT! - Website: Twitter: Newsletter: Send in a voice message:
2.10 Beginnings
Feb 6 2022
2.10 Beginnings
The theme for this episode is Beginnings. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond. FEATURED HAIKU & POETS From Melody Wang on TW & IG as MelodyOfMusings: to nurture dim light to comfort fragile seedlings, what thing(s) must you drown? From Foal Poetry on IG as foalpoetry: Life enters the world In the same building it leaves Always occurring From Mark Hitri on TW as HitriMark & on IG as the_cellopoet: it takes tragedy for us to begin to see the error of our ways From Michele Wong on TW as meaning_filled: songbirds in her mouth feed piquant plums to my heart sweet autumn love notes From Christina Chin at haikuzyg.blogspot.com: cry of a fawn strayed from the doe summer mountain. From Charissa Hooyman on TW as CharissaHooyman: Life is a journey Today is your wedding day Your new life begins From Haiku Nocturnal on Twitter as HaikuNocturnal: Dawn cracks violet, Darkness shrinks back to shadows; Mist starts to dissolve From huwanahoy on IG & TW as huwanahoy: There is no more spark Must be the end for that match Go light another From Mona Bedi: bus ride the way my eyes lock with a stranger's From Zahra Mughis on TW as ZahraScribbles & IG as instalogbyzahra: the reds of grating carrots first snow STAY CONNECTED Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at the podcast on Twitter at to support the show? You can buy me a coffee at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me for your project. You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. Learn more at BOOKS 2149: Emergence Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. --- Send in a voice message:
2.09 Seasons
Jan 30 2022
2.09 Seasons
The theme for this episode is Seasons. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond. FEATURED HAIKU & POETS From Melody Wang on TW & IG as MelodyOfMusings: slight wind shakes the oak, insistent invitation nearly forgotten From Foal Poetry on IG as foalpoetry: Leaves change, weather cools Mind stuck in the summertime Pandemic time warp From Linda M. Crate on Twitter as thysilverdoe & on IG as authorlindamcrate: as a flower dies white diamonds falling heavy winter is cruel. From Mark Hitri on TW as HitriMark & on IG as the_cellopoet: autumn leaf falling catches one last ray of sun earth, tree, sky are one From Michele Wong on TW as meaning_filled: winter air is a book of winds; breathe, take in each snowfall hum of earth From Charlotte Reynolds on twitter as violetvicinity: summer rain the wedding party crashed by snails From Christina Chin at haikuzyg.blogspot.com: how delightful the perky pansies nodin spring wind. From Ryan Gibbs on Twitter as RyanGibbsWriter: warmed by maiden love the forbidding ice troll melts back into a prince From Charissa Hooyman on TW as CharissaHooyman: Summer equinox The days are growing shorter With each passing day From Haiku Nocturnal on Twitter as HaikuNocturnal: Leaves drooping, dying; Last of the energy used To flower the bud From Mallory Rowe on IG as malloryroweauthor: Autumn wind escorts A funeral procession Of dead leaves past me From Kati Mohr on IG as pi.and.anne: on the path as we stand still a purple mushroom From Lisbeth Ho on Facebook as Elisabeth Holidaya: smell of cinnamon from grandma's kitchen autumn's delight From Mona Bedi: autumn night more stars than leaves forest walk From Zahra Mughis on TW as ZahraScribbles & IG as instalogbyzahra: playing with the wind her curly red hair another leaf flies by From David Thorndale on IG as davidthorndale: a perfect birthday — the flavor of autumn wind in a slice of cake STAY CONNECTED Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at the podcast on Twitter at to support the show? You can buy me a coffee at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me for your project. You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. Learn more at BOOKS 2149: Emergence Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. --- Send in a voice message:
2.08 Stigma
Jan 23 2022
2.08 Stigma
The theme for this episode is X. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond. FEATURED HAIKU & POETS From Melody Wang on TW & IG as MelodyOfMusings: discharged from the ward, I view the world with new eyes seeking what I've lost From Linda M. Crate on Twitter as thysilverdoe & on IG as authorlindamcrate: when shamed for something you cannot control or stop becomes exhausting. From Mark Hitri on TW as HitriMark & on IG as the_cellopoet: one day I will break but before that day arrives I will get stronger From Charissa Hooyman on TW as CharissaHooyman: Hate causes some lies Wanting to destroy others Characters ruined From Haiku Nocturnal on Twitter as HaikuNocturnal: Prohibited love; How can people be against Two happy people? From Mona Bedi: gerascophobia the facial fillers fail to help STAY CONNECTED Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at the podcast on Twitter at to support the show? You can buy me a coffee at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me for your project. You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. Learn more at BOOKS 2149: Emergence Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. --- Send in a voice message:
2.07 Shame
Jan 16 2022
2.07 Shame
The theme for this episode is Shame. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond. FEATURED HAIKU & POETS From Mona Bedi: first day of school the boy brings home an extra pencil From Melody Wang on TW & IG as MelodyOfMusings: those attempts to wound the fabric of my soul gave me more room to breathe From Linda M. Crate on Twitter as thysilverdoe & on IG as authorlindamcrate: someone is angry another won't admit fault neither will know peace. From Mark Hitri on TW as HitriMark & on IG as the_cellopoet: when others do wrong it’s because I have failed them though I knew better From Charlotte Reynolds on twitter as violetvicinity: dawn chorus the milkman cries over spilled milk From Christina Chin at haikuzyg.blogspot.com: panic at the car park fumbling to unlock a mistaken car From Charissa Hooyman on TW as CharissaHooyman: You are different Don’t let people cause you shame
Embrace uniqueness From Haiku Nocturnal on Twitter as HaikuNocturnal: Your mouth full of ash, Achievements crumbled to dust; Then I'll be avenged STAY CONNECTED Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at the podcast on Twitter at to support the show? You can buy me a coffee at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me for your project. You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. Learn more at BOOKS 2149: Emergence Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. --- Send in a voice message:
2.06 Dreams
Jan 9 2022
2.06 Dreams
The theme for this episode is Dreams. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond. FEATURED HAIKU & POETS From Mona Bedi: dark night the morning glory and I dreaming From Lisbeth Ho on Facebook as Elisabeth Holidaya: a boy is dreaming dragon swallowing the sun pizza's aroma From Staci b on IG as staciinyourpocket: Desire. Imagine. Believe your own fairytale. Dreams turn into life. From huwanahoy on IG & TW as huwanahoy: Loved ones we have lost Visit in dreams, leaving us With sweet memories. From Haiku Nocturnal  on Twitter as HaikuNocturnal: Haunting music box, Melodies of memory Play throughout my dreams From Charissa Hooyman  on TW as CharissaHooyman: Look to horizon To far and away places Adventures await From Christina Chin  at haikuzyg.blogspot.com: waking from a dream reruns in my head. From Charlotte Reynolds on twitter as violetvicinity: insomnia night owl becomes early bird From Mark Hitri on TW as HitriMark & on IG as the_cellopoet: how far are the stars their light from so long ago still sparking dreams From Linda M. Crate  on Twitter as thysilverdoe & on IG as authorlindamcrate: a mermaid waving as dawn crashes into me only i know her. From Foal Poetry on IG as foalpoetry: Far off worlds and lands So strange yet familiar Close your eyes and dream From Melody Wang on TW & IG as MelodyOfMusings: Dreams take me higher than my waking life allows — the paths merge for me STAY CONNECTED Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at the podcast on Twitter at to support the show? You can buy me a coffee at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me for your project. You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. Learn more at BOOKS 2149: Emergence Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. --- Send in a voice message:
2.05 Connections
Jan 2 2022
2.05 Connections
The theme for this episode is Connections. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond. FEATURED HAIKU & POETS From David Thorndale on IG as davidthorndale: forgotten iPod — the rest of my afternoon listening to waves From Mona Bedi: maternal instinct the surrogate refuses to give up the baby From Lisbeth Ho on Facebook as Elisabeth Holidaya: the scent of perfume in my pashmina shawl mom's last smile From huwanahoy on IG & TW as huwanahoy: Sometimes we find friends In unexpected moments Take chance in friendship. From Kati Mohr on IG as pi.and.anne: summer's end the elderly couple hand in hand the look in their eyes From Haiku Nocturnal  on Twitter as HaikuNocturnal: Collage of loved ones; Each of their small influence Makes me who I am From Charissa Hooyman  on TW as CharissaHooyman: Morning to evening Shadows can be long or short Providing coolness From Ryan Gibbs on Twitter as RyanGibbsWriter (with 2 B's): soft tentacles leave eerie prints on my window an alien kiss From Mark Hitri on TW as HitriMark & on IG as the_cellopoet: we seek connection yet everything divides us time to make new bonds From Linda M. Crate  on Twitter as thysilverdoe & on IG as authorlindamcrate: distance cannot part friendships so long and lasting time admits defeat. From Foal Poetry on IG as foalpoetry: The entirety of history has led up to you meeting me From Melody Wang on TW & IG as MelodyOfMusings: Vast unknown above, hidden roots below  — you are perfectly in flux STAY CONNECTED Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at the podcast on Twitter at to support the show? You can buy me a coffee at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me for your project. You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. Learn more at BOOKS 2149: Emergence Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. --- Send in a voice message:
2.04 Life on Earth
Dec 26 2021
2.04 Life on Earth
The theme for this episode is Life on Earth. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond. FEATURED HAIKU & POETS From David Thorndale on IG as davidthorndale: quiet temple rain — contemplating a haiku along side a snail From Mona Bedi: summer sun a puppy shrinks into the shade of a leaf From Lisbeth Ho on Facebook as Elisabeth Holidaya: yellow lantanas veiled in golden dawn white butterfly From huwanahoy on IG & TW as huwanahoy: What is life on earth When there's nothing to live for Give love and keep joy From Haiku Nocturnal on Twitter as HaikuNocturnal: Croaking frogs sing loud, Nature's symphonic party Starts every evening From Linda Hawkins on TW as lindamayhawkins: Dew glistens on grass Sun whispers through the tall trees Never ending hope From Tristan Woodington aquaholic_anon on Twitter: Glasses in the rain Tears running down window pain The blink of an eye From Charissa Hooyman on TW as CharissaHooyman: People down below Views across the land and sea Seen from mountain tops From Christina Chin at haikuzyg.blogspot.com: last leaf spins off the silver poplar winter chill From Mark Hitri on TW as HitriMark & on IG as the_cellopoet: our grand delusion is having more than enough but not thinking so From Linda M. Crate on Twitter as thysilverdoe & on IG as authorlindamcrate: in life and rebirth in chaos and destruction dreams and flowers grow. From Foal Poetry on IG as foalpoetry: Big blue ball spinning 'round Floating in the depths of space Holding everything From Melody Wang on TW & IG as MelodyOfMusings: A lone rapeseed blooms in a place fire once coursed though - I, in turn, transcend STAY CONNECTED Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at the podcast on Twitter at to support the show? You can buy me a coffee at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me for your project. You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. Learn more at BOOKS 2149: Emergence Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. --- Send in a voice message:
2.03 Joy
Dec 19 2021
2.03 Joy
The theme for this episode is Joy. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond.   FEATURED HAIKU & POETS From David Thorndale on IG as davidthorndale: yellow umbrella discovering so many wonderful puddle From Zahra Mughis on TW as ZahraScribbles & IG as instalogbyzahra: retro beats remembering how we laughed From Mona Bedi: reunion the way you touch my scars From Lisbeth Ho on Facebook as Elisabeth Holidaya: sit at mom's lap gazing at the full moon a heart warmth From Staci b on IG as staciinyourpocket: Give way to chaos. Find the magic in the mess. Lean forward in joy. From Kati Mohr on IG as pi.and.anne: the little bare-bum scoops water with its shoes spills water with its shoes From Haiku Nocturnal on Twitter as HaikuNocturnal: Your beautiful curse, Only you can't see your smile; But I can share mine From Linda Hawkins on TW as lindamayhawkins: Everyone is fed Supply is manifested Grateful hearts applaud From Charissa Hooyman on TW as CharissaHooyman: A tiny body Born of sweetness and beauty Innocence and love From Christina Chin at haikuzyg.blogspot.com: so much laughter old schoolmates gather in zoom. From Michele Wong on TW as meaning_filled: children are good fruit with glassy eyes & rhyming songs skies of laughing kites From Mark Hitri on TW as HitriMark & on IG as the_cellopoet: it is a true joy to plant a tree in who’s shade you will never sit From Linda M. Crate on Twitter as thysilverdoe & on IG as authorlindamcrate: as the chaos dies the warmth of love circles close friendship saves her. From Foal Poetry on IG as foalpoetry: You will never know No words could ever express what you mean to me From Melody Wang on TW & IG as MelodyOfMusings: alluring soundbath accompanies me on this meditative path STAY CONNECTED  Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at Follow the podcast on Twitter at   SUBSCRIBE  Amazon:   Apple:   Google:   Spotify:   SUPPORT  Want to support the show? You can buy me a coffee at   NEED A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT?  If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me for your project. You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. Learn more at   MY BOOKS  2149: Emergence   Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late?   Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life   Description: A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. --- Send in a voice message:
2.02 Uncertainty
Dec 12 2021
2.02 Uncertainty
The theme for this episode is uncertainty. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond.   FEATURED HAIKU & POETS From David Thorndale on IG as davidthorndale: in Yamagata which is farther — my lover or the Milky Way From Zahra Mughis on on TW as ZahraScribbles & IG as instalogbyzahra: ticking clock crowd's eyes on last year's hero From Mona Bedi: lightning now I see you now I don’t From Lisbeth Ho on FB as Elisabeth Holidaya: teardrops fall onto the seashore autumn blues From huwanahoy on TW & IG as huwanahoy: Misread all the signs Now wand'ring this path in blur The end uncertain From Haiku Nocturnal on TW as haikunocturnal: Time to leave the nest, Fledgling doesn't get to choose When they are ready From Linda Sacco on TW as LindaSacco1: My dystopia Mirrored lips and faint smiles Lies beneath the mask From aquaholic_anon on Twitter: A deft touch of grass Lamenting in the pasture I hope this will pass From Charissa Hooyman on TW as CharissaHooyman: An approaching storm The captain’s tension rises For the correct course From Christina Chin at haikuzyg.blogspot.com: online classes ... adjusting to the new norm From Charlotte Reynolds on TW as violetvicinity: daily chores my thoughts hang on the washing line From Mark Hitri on TW as HitriMark & IG as the_cellopoet: we seek mystery when we embrace the unknown all will be revealed From Linda M. Crate on Twitter as thysilverdoe & on IG as authorlindamcrate: arriving at sea diving into the water sharks or mermaids sing. From Foal Poetry on IG as foalpoetry: Lack of direction Unsure about moving on Lost intimacy From Melody Wang on Twitter & Instagram as MelodyofMusings: the sea motivates with salt-purged waves: gentle lulls and agitation STAY CONNECTED  Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at   Follow the podcast on Twitter at   SUBSCRIBE  Amazon:   Apple:   Google:   Spotify:   SUPPORT Want to support the show? You can buy me a coffee at   NEED A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT?  If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me for your project. You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. Learn more at   MY BOOKS  2149: Emergence   Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late?   Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life   Description: A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. --- Send in a voice message:
2.01 Endings
Dec 5 2021
2.01 Endings
The theme for this episode is Endings. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond.  FEATURED HAIKU & POETS  From David Thorndale on Instagram at davidthorndale: a perfect birthday — the flavor of autumn wind in a slice of cake  From Zahra Mughis on Twitter at ZahraScribbles & Instagram at instalogbyzahra: waning moon a lone kitten counts the dead oak's rings  From Mona Bedi: autumn the way the leaves hide our footprints  From Lisbeth Ho on Facebook at Elisabeth Holidaya: one lonely night a fisherman in his journey lost in the deep blue  From huwanahoy on Twitter & Instagram at huwanahoy: No longer hearing A single breath or heartbeat Most hurting silence  From Haiku Nocturnal on Twitter at HaikuNocturnal: I won't scatter your Sorrow to the heartless sea. Plant your roots in me  From Robert Fael on Twitter at robertfael: I sat and waited until a quiet doctor told me you were gone.  From Charissa Hooyman on Twitter at CharissaHooyman: Time with grandchildren Seeing their happy faces Tears shed as they leave  From Christina Chin at haikuzyg.blogspot.com: withdrawing from the body divine consciousness.  From Mark Hitri on Twitter at HitriMark & on IG at the_cellopoet: autumn afternoon not just leaves that fall a funeral procession  From Linda M. Crate on Twitter at thysilverdoe & on IG at authorlindamcrate: the leaves falling down colors are becoming mute flowers dead in frost.  From Foal Poetry on Instagram at foalpoetry: "How come?" she whispered "That's just how things are." he said Tears welled in her eyes  From Melody Wang on Twitter & IG at MelodyOfMusings: that chapter I closed — to return to the abyss is to die again  STAY CONNECTED  Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at Follow the podcast on Twitter at   SUBSCRIBE  Amazon:   Apple:   Google:   Spotify:   SUPPORT  Want to support the show? You can buy me a coffee at   NEED A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT?  If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me for your project. You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. Learn more at   MY BOOKS  2149: Emergence   Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late?  Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life   Description: A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. --- Send in a voice message:
The Haiku Pond returns December 6, 2021
Nov 21 2021
The Haiku Pond returns December 6, 2021
The second season will include 10 episodes released weekly on Monday starting December 6, 2021. You can listen wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more at thehaikupond.com. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond. FEATURED POETS: Melody Wang, FoaL Poetry, Linda M. Crate, Mark Hitri, Michele Wong, Charlotte Reynolds, Christina Chin, Ryan Gibbs, Charissa Hooyman, Tristan Woodington, Linda Hawkins, Robert Fael, Linda Sacco, Haiku Nocturnal, Mallory Rowe, Kati Mohr, huwanahoy, Staci b, Lisbeth Ho, Mona Bedi, Zahra Mughis, David Thorndale, and myself. STAY CONNECTED Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at the podcast on Twitter at to support the show? You can me a coffee at A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me for your project. You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. Learn more at BOOKS 2149: Emergence Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive. --- Send in a voice message:
Season 2 Themes for The Haiku Pond
Aug 13 2021
Season 2 Themes for The Haiku Pond
Season 2 themes are here! Listen to learn how to submit your haiku. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. Thanks for listening. See you on your next visit to the pond. Episode notes:   SEASON 2 THEMES:  EndingsUncertaintyJoyLife on EarthConnectionsDreamsShameStigmaSeasonsBeginnings SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday September 6, 2021 SUBMISSION FORM:   STAY CONNECTED Subscribe to the pond’s newsletter for updates about upcoming episodes, themes, and more. Join today at the podcast on Twitter at   SUBSCRIBE & SUPPORT To support the show, you can buy me a coffee at:   For full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “The Haiku Pond” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate haiku too! NEED A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. MY BOOKS 2149: Emergence   Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life   Description: A collection of 100 haiku centered around the themes of Mindfulness, Compassion, Gratitude, Love & Loss, and Give & Forgive.  --- Send in a voice message:
S1E10 Give & Forgive Part 2
Jun 2 2021
S1E10 Give & Forgive Part 2
The theme for this episode is give & forgive featuring haiku submitted by other poets. Thanks for listening. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. To support me and the show, you can buy me a coffee at: the latest podcast episodes, visit   You can follow The Haiku Pond on Twitter @TheHaikuPond: can read more of my haiku on Instagram @haikubyfifi:   If you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate haiku too! FEATURED HAIKU & ARTISTS From @MonsterPoems on Twitter: I gave you my heart You pierced it repeatedly And it healed each time From Melody Wang on Twitter as @MelodyofMusings: Savor your burdens; weathered badges of honor reveal your story CREDITS This podcast is recorded, produced, and distributed by Anthony Nanfito using   The logo was designed by Anthony Nanfito using the app Over.   SUBSCRIBE & SUPPORT For full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “The Haiku Pond” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at    Creators like me work hard to create content you love, but in order to continue creating content we need support from followers like you! If you've ever enjoyed any of my creations, you can show your support at   NEED A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. EQUIPMENT   Samson SAC01UPRO Microphone (*) MY BOOKS 2149: Emergence   Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life   LET’S CONNECT!  - My Website:  - Blinded by Science Podcast:    - Twitter:  - Instagram:  - Newsletter:   (*) Affiliate link, see Disclosure: Send in a voice message:
S1E09 Give & Forgive Part 1
May 31 2021
S1E09 Give & Forgive Part 1
The theme for this episode is give & forgive. Thanks for listening. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. To support me and the show, you can buy me a coffee at:   For the latest podcast episodes, visit   You can follow The Haiku Pond on Twitter @TheHaikuPond: can read more of my haiku on Instagram @haikubyfifi:   If you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate haiku too! CREDITS This podcast is recorded, produced, and distributed by Anthony Nanfito using   The logo was designed by Anthony Nanfito using the app Over.   SUBSCRIBE & SUPPORT For full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “The Haiku Pond” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at    Creators like me work hard to create content you love, but in order to continue creating content we need support from followers like you! If you've ever enjoyed any of my creations, you can show your support at   NEED A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. EQUIPMENT   Samson SAC01UPRO Microphone (*) MY BOOKS 2149: Emergence   Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life   LET’S CONNECT!  - My Website:  - Blinded by Science Podcast:    - Twitter:  - Instagram:  - Newsletter:   (*) Affiliate link, see Disclosure: Send in a voice message:
S1E08 Love & Loss Part 2
May 26 2021
S1E08 Love & Loss Part 2
The theme for this episode is love & loss featuring haiku submitted by other poets. Thanks for listening. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. To support me and the show, you can buy me a coffee at:   For the latest podcast episodes, visit   You can follow The Haiku Pond on Twitter @TheHaikuPond:   You can read more of my haiku on Instagram @haikubyfifi:   If you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate haiku too!  FEATURED HAIKU & POETS  From Liam Maguire on Twitter as @RealLiamMag:  Things that end too soon -  a good book, night time downpours,  life  From @17onji on Instagram:  Christmas presents  You will never open  Sitting forlorn  From @MonsterPoems on Twitter:  Holding her tightly  Unable to stop my tears  Life fled from her eyes  From @HaikusAngry on Twitter:  I can't forgive you.  Where were you when we had drowned.  Nowhere to be found.  From Jamie Wimberly on Instagram as @jamiewimberly4416:  falling snowflakes  through strings of light  a stolen kiss  From Charissa Hooyman on Twitter as @CharissaHooyman:  Nature has a way  Showing us her loveliness  We should be grateful  From Mallory Rowe on Instagram as @malloryroweauthor:  We kept our promise  To meet in every lifetime  And love without end  From Melody Wang on Twitter as @MelodyofMusings:  Silenced at his wake,  the cloying scent of roses  amplifies absence  From an anonymous poet:  A shell of himself.  He forgets you were his love.  Memory fading.  From @readwritehaiku on Twitter:  warm sunshine  on white sycamore  heartache sweat  CREDITS  This podcast is recorded, produced, and distributed by Anthony Nanfito using The logo was designed by Anthony Nanfito using the app Over.  SUBSCRIBE & SUPPORT  For full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “The Haiku Pond” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at   Creators like me work hard to create content you love, but in order to continue creating content we need support from followers like you! If you've ever enjoyed any of my creations, you can show your support at   MY BOOKS  2149: Emergence   Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late?  Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life    LET’S CONNECT!  My Website:  | Blinded by Science Podcast: | Twitter: | Instagram: | Newsletter:   (*) Affiliate link, see Disclosure: Send in a voice message:
S1E07 Love & Loss Part 1
May 24 2021
S1E07 Love & Loss Part 1
The theme for this episode is love & loss. Thanks for listening. If you liked what you heard, share it with a friend. To support me and the show, you can buy me a coffee at: the latest podcast episodes, visit   You can follow The Haiku Pond on Twitter @TheHaikuPond: can read more of my haiku on Instagram @haikubyfifi:   If you listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, consider leaving a review. This helps others discover the show so they can appreciate haiku too! CREDITS This podcast is recorded, produced, and distributed by Anthony Nanfito using   The logo was designed by Anthony Nanfito using the app Over.   SUBSCRIBE & SUPPORT For full episodes, subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Search for “The Haiku Pond” on the Anchor Podcast App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more! Learn more at    Creators like me work hard to create content you love, but in order to continue creating content we need support from followers like you! If you've ever enjoyed any of my creations, you can show your support at   NEED A VOICE TALENT FOR YOUR PROJECT? If you like the sound of my voice and you’re working on an audio project that needs a voice over artist, consider hiring me via my gig on Fiverr: You provide the script and I’ll provide the voice and audio file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before ordering. EQUIPMENT   Samson SAC01UPRO Microphone (*) MY BOOKS 2149: Emergence   Description: Laura's world is virtual until the glitch. She awakes to a failed utopia and a lost legacy. Can she shift the balance of power before it's too late? Haiku Ponderings: A Haiku Collection for Pondering Life   LET’S CONNECT!  - My Website:  - Blinded by Science Podcast:    - Twitter:  - Instagram:  - Newsletter:   (*) Affiliate link, see Disclosure: Send in a voice message: