opening my door
to the first fly
~Modern Haiku, Summer 2016
become a whisper
~ A Hundred Gourds, June 2016
the first rain
sinks into me
~ Haiku Canada, 2016 Members Anthology
on the radio
~ Cattails, May 2016
~ Modern Haiku, Winter-Spring 2016
the blue call
of a jay
deep in the woods
~ Haiku Canada Review, February 2016
~ A Hundred Gourds, March 2016
an old couple
hand in hand
~ 2015 Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology: A Splash of Water
the drumming woodpecker
~ Haiku Canada Review, Volume 9:2 – October 2015
I lie awake
~ Frogpond, Volume 38:3 – Autumn 2015
blink of an eye
the distance between
a finch and my cat
~ The Heron’s Nest, Volume XVII, Number 4 – December 2015
I am pleased that my poem “halving” was selected from over 130 entries for honourable mention in the Autumn Moon Haiku Contest sponsored by the Bangor Haiku Group.
my hard-boiled egg
I was delighted that my haiku “cherry blossoms” was selected from nearly 1000 entries in the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival’s 2015 Haiku Invitational in the Best British Columbia category.
come and go
my seventy years
This wistful poem reflects on the passing of time, presenting the idea that the years of one’s life can pass as quickly as a cherry’s blooms. We can also surmise that the poet has paid attention to many blossom seasons as they have gone by, suggesting a deep-seated love for the beauty of spring and perhaps for the poet’s own life as well. Prufrock measured his life in coffee spoons, but here the poet measures life with something lovelier and more colourful. The result causes us, as readers, to reflect on the joy and sadness in the passing of time in our own lives as well.
I am delighted to have won an honourable mention in the Third Annual Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards. My haiku was selected from 1,868 entries from around the world. You can read the judge’s comments and the other winning haiku here.
My entry selected by judge Roberta Beary is:
Frogpond, the Journal of the Haiku Society of America, has published one of my haiku in their 2015 summer edition. Frogpond is one of North America’s oldest and preeminent haiku journals. I’m delighted to have been included.
the lost cat poster
The following haiku was recently published in the 2015 Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology.
the jigsaw puzzle
These two haiku of mine were recently published in the February 2015 edition of the Haiku Canada Review.
the fridge shuts off sound of snow
stack of patio chairs
I’ve not posted my haiku for over a year now. But this doesn’t mean I haven’t been working at them! I wanted to concentrate more on trying to get some published in haiku journals. If I post my haiku on my blog, they’re considered published. And haiku journals as a rule only accept unpublished work.
This is why I’m pleased that two of my haiku have been recently published. One appeared in the October edition of the Haiku Canada Review.
the lilacs bow down
My other haiku received honourable mention in the 2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom International Haiku Invitational.
a cherry petal
caught in her hair –
I will have two more haiku published in the February edition of the Haiku Canada Review. I’ll post these in March.