The 2018 Martin Lucas Haiku Award

lakeside geese –
my map takes off
in the wind


Second Prize

The 2018 Martin Lucas Haiku Award
Judge’s Commentary

Migratory birds navigate vast distances using the sun/stars/Earth’s magnetic field/landscape/or maybe even their sense of smell (scientists are still working on it). The gentle humour in this haiku makes it very appealing – the geese sitting or dabbling at the lakeside while the map takes off with ungainly flaps, rising with the wind, heading away on an uncharted, unplanned course. Without a map s/he may not be able to traverse the landscape these birds find so utterly natural to cross. Glad to see someone is still using paper maps!

About Martha Magenta

Martha Magenta is an award-winning haiku poet living in Bristol, England, UK. She has a passion for herbalism, gardening, veganism, animal rights, Earth and the environment. She has worked for ActionAid, and Friends of the Earth. Her poetry, haiku, haibun, senryu, and tanka have appeared in many journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded first, second and third prizes and Honourable Mentions in contests for haiku, tanka and haibun in 2017 - 2019. She is listed on The European Top 100 haiku authors, 2017 and 2018. She collects her published work on a blog:
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2 Responses to The 2018 Martin Lucas Haiku Award

  1. Congrats on 2nd place, Martha.

  2. thank you pedometergeek!

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