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

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

Gnarled Oak, Issue 12, May 2017

Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Vol. 2, Issue 18, June 2017

Eucalypt E-news, May 2017

Wild Ones Challenge

*Note: the tanka and photo were published individually

Creatrix Poetry and Haiku Journal, Number 37, June 2017

in the veggie patch
no hint of green

city traffic
the raucous calls
of wood frogs

Brass Bell, June 2017

weather vane
a horse leads us
toward home