Saturday, June 03, 2017

ukiaHaiku Festival - The Fifteenth Annual, 2017

atlas moth
the places we thought
we'd go

Honourable Mention
Jane Reichhold International Prize

Judge's Comments:

"...The fourth poem brings to mind Dr. Seuss's inspirational book Oh, the Places You'll Go, an overtone that heightens the melancholy regret of not being able to visit hoped-for destinations, perhaps due to old age or sickness—and it's the atlas moth, of all things, that suggests this loss..."

—Michael Dylan Welch, 14 April 2017, Sammamish, Washington

(Note: there were 1,840 entries to the contest)


World Haiku Association, May 2017

153rd Monthly Haiga Contest




The Heron's Nest, Vol. 19, Number 2, June 2017

moonless . . .
a dark lake lit
with swans

The Heron's Nest, Volume 18, 2016

bobolinks
perched on thistle heads
the rain-streaked sky


cloudless sky
a pelican's pouch
full of light

Editors' Choices


The Bamboo Hut, Spring 2017

arts and crafts
glitter sparkles throughout
the galaxies


the songs
of an eldritch choir
lure me
to the precipice
but I do not look down


Night Terrors

we don't go
downtown anymore
it's not safe
for women and girls
of any age, every colour

shots fired
another child dies
for a debt
her chalk outline
macabre street art


Stardust Haiku, Issue 5, May 2017

wet spring . . .
dark furrows seeded
with stars

Hedgerow Poems, Number 113, May 2017

Resident Artist:  Arctic Series