after all the trips silver shallows
Photo (reworked) from a walk in Faversham, earlier this summer.
pushing all the wrong
Frogpond 2015, 38:2, p.11
the oud workshop closed
during the war
in the Cretan mountains
the infinite sweetness
of cup-shaped blooms
the plug-in maker’s
of sunrise or sunset
Prompt: seize the poem: day moon
a butterfly flapping
Image and science news from the BBC website
for the fire
in hedgerow: journal of small poems #12
the snowy egret’s feather
in her hat
Seize the poem prompt: cold days
the wrong way
seize the poem prompt: pond reflections
one cold wave
Photo: 29 November 2014 in Augsburg. First Advent, the Engelspiel, at the marketplace.
There is a video of this event (Engelspiel) from previous years here
Also a description of the Christmas market, or Christkindlesmarkt, as it is called, here
releasing the gist
of the story
NaHaiWriMo prompt: kitchen
birds in and out of sunday noon rain
NaHaiWriMo prompt: knack
the effort of sitting up
NaHaiWriMo prompt: King (?)
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.)
new mother —
unwrapping a gift without
NaHaiWriMo prompt: jargon
autumn gusts ripple
NaHaiWriMo prompt: jinxed
the well-thumbed corners
of my diary
NaHaiWriMo prompt: journal