Veronica Hosking is a poet and poetry editor for Mamazina She lives in Avondale, Arizona with her husband and two daughters. Check out her poem, “Seven Years,” in the anthology, From the Heart. Read more of Hosking’s poetry at and


“White Birch”

by Veronica Hosking

White Birch standing tall
Stretching limbs above my reach
Holding dreams aloft.


Daily Response:

A haiku is a short poem of three lines with a total of 17 syllables. Traditionally, haikus were written about a simple theme like nature. Write your own haiku and post as a comment.

Here are the rules for a haiku:

1st line = 5 syllables

2nd line = 7 sylllables

3rd line = 5 syllables

8 thoughts on “Poet: Veronica Hosking

  1. I like haikus because the good ones say so much with so few words. I like Veronica’s because each line is very vivid to me and I like the image of the birch protecting the dreams of us folks on the ground. Yours was good too, Kimberly! 🙂

  2. Birch trees are one of my favorite trees…they make me dream of fairy tales !
    Veronica’s haiku is magical !! I love it 🙂

    Kimberly ~ you painted Spring brilliantly 🙂

    “Autumn in OZ”

    Autumn sun glistens
    upon the changing colors
    of leaves and my life

    Phew…I haven’t written a haiku for a long while !

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