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‘wild stream’ “Kusamakura” 2014

wild stream
my thoughts

19th International “Kusamakura” Haiku Competition, Third Prize, Foreign Language Category, November 2014

Surprise in the post! A letter all the way from Kumamoto, Japan, with the good news: My haiku was awarded Third Prize in the 19th International ”Kusamakura” Haiku Competition, 2014. A nice letter and a certificate to show off.

This is what the organisers say about the contest: “This contest strives to celebrate the novelist and haiku poet Soseki, as well as to bring awareness of “Kumamoto and its Haiku” to the national level and further develop Kumamoto’s haiku culture.” It certainly does so, and on an international level too.

Prizes will be awarded at the Kumamoto City Municipal Gymnasium and Youth Center on November 22, 2014. Warmest congratulations to the Grand Prize and all other winners. I wish I could be there!

There is a list of winning haiku from earlier years here (scroll down).

And now back to my wild stream (of consciousness etc.)

Haiku Sequence, Diogen Pro Kultura, Autumn 2013, Third Place (tied)

autumn butterflies
the way she flutters
her eyelashes
across the chirping
of the pine crickets
a splash of red
pine crickets
too late
to let go
autumn butterfly
I never thought
I’d give up
pine crickets
I too hide
in the pine
Diogen Pro Kultura magazin: Third Place (tied) Autumn Haiku Sequence
Selected by: Đurđa Vukelić-Rožić Deputy editor in chief DIOGEN pro culture magazine for HAIKU Ivanić Grad, Croatia Sabahudin Hadžialić Editor in chief DIOGEN pro culture magazine 14.12.2013. Einhorn Verlag S. Begman, Küsnacht, Schweiz 14.12.2013.