Sunday, April 01, 2018

The British Haiku Society Awards 2017

rimed fence
the cattle and wind
change direction

Honourable Mention

Judge's comments:

The Canadian poet Debbie Strange has lived with cattle, or spent just enough time watching them to intuit this simplest of poems. She observes a simple reflex of nature—on a cold day, cattle face away from the wind. Anyone who has spent time with them knows this. When the wind changes, they move. It only takes 11 syllables for the poet to teach us a lesson—move, don't agonize.

—Robert Moyer

Note: The contest received 549 entries.

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