Haiku Dialogue – a hand-me-down toy

 

the warm gaze
of an old brown bear . . .
Grandma’s kindness

 
Haiku Dialogue – a hand-me-down toy

Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog 17 April 2019
https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/04/17/haiku-dialogue-whats-at-hand-week-12/?fbclid=IwAR0_Pzs-rpbrMJpu0fdHHkf3es7cM9WvLiHHuxSY-oTeiGvHE4LkIxIISh4

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Haiku and Senryu – Cattails

 

last night’s dream —
strands of broken web
in the wind

 
fuel price protest
we burn our placards
for warmth

 
psychology teacher screaming in red ink

 
Cattails Journal April 2019

http://www.cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattailsapril2019.pdf?fbclid=IwAR02tkE5tdCvsjgPCRiEHflf_mJ7rDXrIvAkT2TiyhuaYeyhlzmpCx2-4ZE

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Haiku – Human/Kind

 
fiddleheads
no longer holding back
my words

 

Human/Kind Journal, Issue 1.4 April 2019

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Haiku – World Haiku Review

 

spider web—
between wars
rumours of war

 

 

R.H. Blyth Award 2019 competition

World Haiku Review, ZATSUEI, haiku of merit, April 2019
https://sites.google.com/site/worldhaikureview2/whr-march-2019-issue/the-r-h-blyth-award?fbclid=IwAR0mbFvhGDq7qFxLRMwZbgDq0fkCwnKgrT8HzRO6-C6z22Aa4XBlD4UKQNI

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Haiku Dialogue – threadbare blanket

 

threadbare blanket
the worn-out routines
that enshroud me

 
Haiku Dialogue – threadbare blanket 3 April 2019
Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation blog
https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/04/03/haiku-dialogue-whats-at-hand-week-10/#comment-98747

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Haiku – Butterfly Dream

 

English Original

 

new ice …
the pattern of
small grudges

 

Honorable Mention, 2017 Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards
Chinese Translation (Traditional)

 

新結成的冰 …
這些小怨恨
的模式

 

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

 

新结成的冰…
这些小怨恨
的模式

 

Butterfly Dream, Neverending Story 2 April 2019
https://neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.com/2019/04/butterfly-dream-new-rice-haiku-by.html?showComment=1554215566400#c7391336715115380041

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Sharpening The Green Pencil Haiku Contest 2019

 

sea breeze…
I breathe in
your accent

 
Commentary by Jim Kacian:

 

Everything about this poem is charming: who does not welcome a sea breeze? And what is so winsome as a foreign accent (at least when we deem it so)? And what astute reader does not appreciate that slight slip from “breeze” to “breathe” that is at the heart of this poem? So many elements have been piled up to beguile us.

 

But the poem is not about charm, but foreignness: what can it mean to “breathe in” an accent? We might convince ourselves we know what the poet intends, but in fact it’s impossible to be certain. Doesn’t the poem, then, enact itself? This seamless and streamlined packet of words slips by us before we hardly have time to think. We rely upon its charm — trust it, even — to steer us through that which cannot be fully comprehended, to bring us face to face with what we might not be willing to face if we were to think it through. Breathe in an accent? Charming… and then what? So much implicit in a little dalliance beside the sea…

 

First Prize
Eighth Edition of The Haiku Contest
Sharpening The Green Pencil 2019
https://sharpeningthegreenpencil.blogspot.com/?fbclid=IwAR0-tYcEUjR1UQJP-RzKSqoUTmYIcVZTJ6jqqy72CL7AJWy1Yw4qpiJbWUQ

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