Inspired by the statement “less is more,” I craft haiku to help readers live within a moment in a world where sensory overload is par for the course.

I gaze at the world through steaming coffee and an energized imagination. That perspective allows my collected words to combine creative thought with meaningful substance, thus allowing valuable messages to rise above the noise of our fast-paced culture. My commissioned haiku are created for businesses, individuals, and events alike…



My portfolio consists of haiku written for a variety of needs that include blogs, websites, presentations, gifts, and events.

FOR KATIE & EEVEE / Client: Baker Prince Photography

dance and masquerade
two souls touched by shoes and chats
love is always love

ON A PAINTED PERSONALITY / Client: Susan Wobst (for her cousin)

painted feathers fly
grace afloat creative wit
a profound embrace

BEYOND THE BOOKS / Client: Baker Prince Photography

young minds beyond books
soon learn they weave the fabric
of life’s fingerprints

FOR PAUL & JENN / Client: Patterson/McCann Wedding

you and me—soulmates
beyond words and hugs and time
our heart’s in the stars

ON INFORMATION & CONSERVATION / Client: North Star Science and Technology

data empowers
the conservation of life—
one Earth, shared by all

PRICELESS THROUGH PREPARATION / Client: Baker Prince Photography

one thousand words, cut
and polished through preparation:
photographs are gems

In addition to receiving the text of your haiku via email: Your poem is also typed onto a 7″ x 5″ piece of 65-lb. white card stock (acid-and lignen-free) using my antique Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. Alongside the haiku is an ink drawing that represents the meaning of the haiku; everything is then mailed inside a crisp black envelope that includes a description card and care instructions.


Haiku & Why It's For You
(PDF; for businesses)
The Gift of Words in a World of Stuff
A Special Occasion Calls For Priceless Words






Haiku is versatile. It can be incorporated into a business’s branded message (on websites, blogs, or promotions), used as a personal gift, or displayed at a special event…all with the goal of conveying an important message in a concise but memorable manner. To learn more about how haiku can serve your needs, I invite you to download my free primers on haiku for businesses, gifts, and special occasions.



A professional is defined by their work and by what others say about the work. Therefore, I’m sharing a few testimonials from some wonderful people who hired me to write haiku.

Jennifer Patterson, Artist at The Witty Soul / “Joe was able to create a beautiful haiku for display at our wedding reception. It’s amazing how he is able to articulate such emotion in so few words. The poem will complement our love so nicely, and on such a special day; we could not be happier.”

Neil Adams, Principal Creative at Baker Prince Photography / “Joe wrote three haiku for me to use in various blog articles and they have been fantastic. He opened my eyes to how haiku can be applied to business; to add this poetry to my blog added messaging that I had not seen anywhere else before. His haiku are thought provoking, are good for the soul, and can also be good for your business’s bottom line.”

Susan Wobst, Independent Consultant at swSolutions / “Joe created a spot-on, beautiful, and inspiring haiku for a special family member of mine—as a surprise to her. Although I gave Joe some background and directional focus, all the rest—the words, the drawing—were up to him. I am delighted with the entire look, the whole package. I recommend Joe for his haiku, without reservation. And I cannot wait to order a second one, for another special person.”

Blake Henke, Managing Partner at North Star Science and Technology / “At my request, Joe wrote a haiku for inclusion on our website, and it was fantastic. I can highly recommend Joe for both his poetry/creative writing skills and his enthusiastic, self-starter approach to taking on new projects. We will probably include more of his haiku on our website in the coming months.”



If you have questions or would like to commission a haiku, feel free to contact me using the form below, via email, or at 703-864-1714. Ye olde USPS: Joe Blend & Company, LLC, P.O. Box 356, Aldie, VA 20105.