Sunday, July 30, 2017

Wordless: Haiku Canada - 40 Years of Haiku, 2017

gone too soon
sakura blossoms
my old friends

Sakura Award, Canada
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
Haiku Invitational, 2015

This haiku was written in memory of two old friends who passed away within a couple of months of each other.

rocky ledge
a wolf with the moon
in its mouth

3rd Prize, Irish Haiku Society
7th International Haiku Competition, 2015

This haiku was inspired by a camping trip in Manitoba. We were on a moonlit quest to photograph northern lights, when we were alerted to the presence of a wolf in the rocky area nearby.

It was especially sweet to share news of this honour with our relatives in Ireland, and to be "the first ever Canadian prize-winner in our competition", according to the organizers.

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