Published at Pure Haiku – Dancing Goddess Theme!

Honored to have several pieces selected for Pure Haiku! Thank you so much, Freya! I appreciate the opportunity to showcase my thoughts with your wonderful prompts.

This was the second theme of 2020 and what a beautiful inspiration it was. The colors, and intense emotions that came at me inspired me deeply. I hope you enjoy mine as well as all the others submitted. Click this link to be taken to Pure Haiku!

Introducing 5 Day Tales!

Starting Monday July 6th, I will be posting a new type of series for my readers. Each week, I will post one complete story broken up over the course of the week. As with all that I write, I’m a fan of the short stuff, so they will be a quick read every day. You can expect these stories to be around 2500 words total for the week. The daily posts will be segments of a fictional story with an interesting twist on Thursday’s. I will ask the readers to decide what type of ending they would like to see on Friday. In other words, where would you like to see my imagination go?!? I find the idea of collaborating with the audience quite fascinating. I hope you will too!

I’m looking forward to doing this as it will challenge me to be even more creative. Plus, I’ve gotten feedback from some friends and readers that would like to see me stretch my storytelling wings a bit more. So, thank you for the encouragement and let’s have some fun!

See you Monday! 🙂

Prolific Press Haiku Acceptance!

Thank you so much Prolific Press for accepting and publishing my haiku submission. What wonderful news to receive today! Glenn Lyvers and the team at Prolific Press are wonderful to work with. I appreciate your support of my work! If you are interested in purchasing this edition and/or the previous ones I was published in, you can click the link below.

Celebrating the Art of Haiku #65

Fall in Love with Poetry Again – Tanka Journal #9

A Peculiar Fascination – Three Line Poetry #51

Submit to The Short of It!


Just a reminder – if you know how to make a big impression with a few words – I WANT YOU to submit your original work to The Short of It!

I’m accepting creations all year round. Accepted work will be featured here on Fridays. Ultimately, the goal will be to publish an annual anthology. Please feel free to share this with anyone and everybody you know who is interested in creating micro-poetry or short pieces of writing. More information about the submission guidelines can be found by clicking this link.

Looking forward to reading your work! 🙂

6 – 10 – Featured Haiku Writer

Here is the 2nd piece accepted by Freya at Pure Haiku. Enjoy!


natural functions

some privacy requested

frosty stalls cover

© Susi Bocks 2020

Your opinions and any insights my words may stir in you are appreciated.

This haiku is part of our theme of Translucent.

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Featured Writer On Pure Haiku!!

Pure Haiku

I’m overjoyed to announce that Freya Pickard has selected all my pieces for the theme Translucent! Since I’ve been on WordPress, Pure Haiku has been a favorite site to read and now to be a part of it is very rewarding. I thank Freya for her continued support of my work!

The first piece is live and the rest will debut over the next couple of weeks at Pure Haiku. Please take a moment to read the rest of the wonderful poets which were selected. ❤

Confession Time

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I’m feeling a bit guilty lately. And cranky about it. Forgive me for what I am about to say. Please.

There are so many writers I follow, but I’m falling behind in reading them. Know that I wish I could spend more time doing exactly that. But life, commitments, goals, and other passions are pulling me at me always. Sadly, there are only 24-hour days, and I have to prioritize those things which require self-preservation, devote the correct amount of time to those things which have deadlines, and choose wisely where I spend my free time. This leaves me with little time for reading every post on every single blog I follow. I’m sorry.

Know that I will as much as I can when I physically have the time to do so. And when I do and have liked a piece, it’s because it has struck a chord in me. I may not always comment, though, if I have a lot of pieces I’d like to read. You are all precious to me, and your words and thoughts inspire me, thrill me, and even make me laugh appropriately! I do most certainly miss spending as much time on your blogs as I previously did.

Am I forgiven?

1st Vincent Ehindaro Award!

Thank you Dragon Warrior for nominating me for this award! I’ve recently become aware of this blog and am looking forward to reading more. 🙂

As always, it’s wonderful to receive this recognition and I appreciate the opportunity to get to know my readers a little better.

At the beginning of the year, I decided to be an award-free blog due to my goals and schedule this year, but I will answer all of Dragon Warrior’s questions.

My Answers

Would you consider yourself a creative person? If so, how?

Absolutely! When I started writing I actually felt even more creative, and not just because of the writing. It felt like I became more imaginative and creative with art too.

What type of characters do you like to read about?

I like any characters possessing good or bad characteristics that are well-written and well-developed.

How would you describe the quarantine in a few words?

Overwhelming at times.

How would you describe your aesthetics?

If you are referring to my physical appearance – blonde hair, blue eyes, tall, long legs.

When the quarantine ends, what would you do first?

Hug my children!!

Thanks again Dragon Warrior for the nomination and also the praise and support you’ve given my writing. I appreciate it very much! 

Haiku is such a special type of poem, so happy this form has its own day to celebrate!
Below is one of my favorite creations and images to accompany it. Enjoy!



soothing liquid peace
the waves tumble uneven
tranquility now

Originally published on IWriteHer 11/22/2019

Please share your favorites with me or create a new one today! I look forward to reading them in the comments.