Haiku – Modern Haiku

 

chinese lantern
the deepening
of her laugh lines

 
Modern Haiku vol 50.1 Winter-Spring 2019
http://modernhaiku.org/issue50-1/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2NOzM_5zOT3bpO-GniLFHbSfRZG-5oAE0zslyrNWokvUzwxmjWiSzeH3w

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Haiku – a smooth coin

 

fading moon—
the wish-worn coin
in my pocket

 

Haiku Dialogue, 20 February 2019
Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/02/20/haiku-dialogue-whats-at-hand-week-4/?fbclid=IwAR3IMGE9wygG4h1p586cQbZROcbnmQYq940hUktCwEVzmWL6jxchPPylT4k

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haiku – a hole in the light anthology

I’m pleased to see my haiku included in the current Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2018 from Red Moon Press “a hole in the light”, edited by Jim Kacian

 

the opening
of peace talks
cherry blossoms

 

Red Moon Press  “a hole in the light” ed. Jim Kacian, 2018,  ISBN 978-1-947271-37-1

https://www.redmoonpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR3qpD327jPRfyrbuMhQwvO85hZTVS0JiCg33Ciu4mfy4yjrQCM7CpEPf4Q

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Honourable Mention
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Invitational Haiku Contest 2018

https://www.vcbf.ca/haiku-invitational/winning-haiku/2018-winning-haiku?fbclid=IwAR2UQwmQc32J3hA43YzzNVxPLoa7qkhxQE0hTnM7qJ9KNzUkhNIaiorF-ac

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Haiku – Haiku Dialogue

 

borrowed book
I punctuate
the marginalia!

 
Haiku Dialogue – borrowed book
Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog 13 February 2019
https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/02/13/haiku-dialogue-whats-at-hand-week-3/?fbclid=IwAR1vQ-tmZagarR1bFzUAf6xYZFLjimsRUjp0mWImCCPsXRHnkXwL6xJ42D8

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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!

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Haiku – Haiku dialogue

 

throw pillow
your slogans
hit me

 

Haiku Dialogue, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 6 February, 2019
https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/02/06/haiku-dialogue-whats-at-hand-week-2/?fbclid=IwAR3lISYrBmX4uPara9pfn-7IH3kObl43OtRpAtYG_sEO9rV0myG2VceYzxo

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Haiku – Harusame

 

brisk breeze—
a seagull’s wings
sweep the mist

 
Commentary: a sense of movement (ugoki 動き) that links the two part of the poem, thanks also to the alliteration of the ‘s’ sound in the second ku 句. The cut (kire 切れ) at the end of line 1 creates a pause (ma 間) in the escalating process of the scene, moving from a lively and light vision (okashimi おかしみ) of the world (the ‘brisk breeze’) to a deeper one (cf. the ‘mist’ or kiri 霧), aligning with the aesthetic values of sabi 寂 and yūgen 幽玄.

Harusame 6 February 2019

https://harusamehaiku.org/2019/02/06/martha-magenta-u-k/?fbclid=IwAR3Lm5XDN0fAxbAWk-4AZC0JNWIXgDJiqtbuKAEoDxm7IbQ2Ork_YNcIvZk

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