Sunday, February 05, 2017

NeverEnding Story, February 2017

Cool Announcement: New Release, A Year Unfolding: haiku by Debbie Strange

My Dear Readers:

I'm happy to share with you this exciting news: NeverEnding Story contributor Debbie Strange just published her new collection of haiku, titled A Year Unfolding, which "celebrates the changing seasons in Canada, with each poem written in Carolingian hand by JS Graustein before digitizing. Strange sews together a rich tapestry of wildlife, landscape, and love. Her poems lead us through the Canadian seasons, sharing the natural flow of a land that is still wild and raw."

Selected Haiku:

a thousand jellyfish
in an ocean of sky

a line of mergansers
ripples the clouds

on fence posts
the exclamation marks
of raptors

in the pond
a white begonia
and old news

on the tundra
caging a winter sky
caribou bones

World Haiku Review, January 2017

echolocation . . .
the loves we have lost
and found

Zatsuei Haiku of Merit
Vanguard Haiku Category

World Haiku Association, January 2017

149th Monthly Haiga Contest

Shamrock, Number 36, February 2017

webs of rain connect
the thistles

NeverEnding Story, February 2017

Translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu

of this blue life
by the hour glass
my furrows deepen

Poetry Nook 5, April 2014

Chen-ou Liu's comments:

Debbie's tanka is rich in imagery and emotionally resonant figurative language tinged with existential angst.

Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Vol. 2, Issue 14, February 2017

Daily Haiku, Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog, January 2017

weathered barn
the silence of cobwebs
in moonlight

Honourable Mention
European Haiku Prize 2016

Brass Bell, February 2017

CT scan
will i emerge
a butterfly

Asahi Haikuist Network, February 2017

pink garnets
crabapple jelly jars
in the window