Saturday, January 16, 2021

The Haiku Foundation Haiga Galleries, 2021

The following artwork incorporates 40 award-winning haiku and tanka:


#1

agate

I carry
an ocean within
my pocket . . .
this blue lace agate
etched with ancient tides

Honorable Mention
United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition 2018


#2

bioluminescence

bioluminescence
I skip a pebble across
the universe

1st Place
OtherWordly Intergalactic Haiku Competition 2019
Seashores, Volume 2, April 2019



#3

blue

blue sea glass
a man of war decays
in the sun

Honorable Mention
World Haiku Competition 2015


#4

bonds

the pair bonds
of prairie voles . . .
she asks
if he used to be
her husband

3rd Place
United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition 2017


#5

braid

prairie dusk
the last braid of geese
comes undone

Commended
Iris - A Little Haiku Contest by the Croatian Haiku Magazine 2019



#6

centre

sun spider
I centre myself
in its web

Museum of Haiku Literature Award
Blithe Spirit 28.3 2018



#7

cloudberries

peat bog
the spreading fire
of cloudberries

Shortlisted for The Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems 2018
Shamrock Haiku Journal, Number 40, September 2018



#8

cormorants

cormorants . . .
we open our arms
to the sun

3rd Place
16th Annual ukiaHaiku Festival, Jane Reichhold International Prize 2018


#9

embers

small embers
of rose hips in snow . . .
the look
in mother's vacant eyes
so hard to define

3rd Place
San Francisco International Competition for Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka 2018


#10

enso

on this night
of our awareness
the aurora
brushes an enso
across lake and sky

Honorable Mention
19th Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest 2018



#11

fallow

fallow fields a light dusting of snow geese

Shortlisted for The Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems 2018
Mariposa 39, 2018


#12

fallstreak

light spills
through a fallstreak hole
onto water . . .
if nothing else,
this will be enough

Honorable Mention
18th Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest 2017


#13

flocks

glassy lake
flocks of snow geese
pull up the moon

1st Place
Autumn Moon Haiku Contest 2017



#14

frozen

frozen trough
I cup the warm breath
of my horse

1st Place
7th Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest 2018


#15

graffiti

the graffiti
of chery blossoms . . .
night winds

Judges' Favorites
Golden Triangle Haiku Contest 2018


#16

halo

a halo around
the long night moon . . .
I find
another strand
of mother's light

Winner
10th Annual Moonbathing Tanka Contest 2018


#17

icicle

longer days
I knight my sister
with an icicle

5th Honorable Mention
Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition 2018


#18

iris

wild iris
a familiar song
in its throat

Runner-up
Shamrock Haiku Journal, Reader's Choice Awards 2018
Shamrock Haiku Journal, Number 40, September 2018


#19

kestrel

drought
the kestrel catches
a piece of sky

Highly Commended
New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition 2018


#20

labyrinth

labyrinth i walk into and out of myself

3rd Place Senryu
San Francisco International Competition of Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka 2018


#21

lichen

circles of lichen
I thought we would have
more time

3rd Place
30th Annual Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest 2018


#22

offerings

the ocean
was in a rage last night
but today,
these peace offerings
of blue mussels and kelp

1st Place
19th Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest 2018


#23

otoliths

the growth rings
of otoliths and trees . . .
when did she
become smaller
than her daughters

2nd Place
United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Contest 2017


#24

pain

summer's end
we offer her pain
to the wind

Highly Commended
Santoka 2nd International Haiku and Haiga Contest 2019


#25

percheron

percheron
sixteen hands full
of stars

Commended
New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition 2018


#26

rimed

rimed fence
the cattle and wind
change direction

Honorable Mention
British Haiku Society Awards 2017


#27

silver

silver linings
some things startle us
into flight

1st Honorable Mention
Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition 2017


#28

skaters

northern lights
the blur of scarves
as skaters pass

Zatsuei Haiku of Merit, R.H. Blyth Award 2019
World Haiku Review, March 2019


#29

sorrow

a smudge
of blackbirds swirling
into evening . . .
how fluid the shape
of this sorrow

2nd Place
United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition 2018


#30

sparks

dead orchard
the random blue sparks
of woolly aphids

3rd Place
Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2018


#31

starflowers

starflowers
light the woodland . . .
we find our way

Winner
Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition 2017


#32

stones

snowy field
the owls we thought
were stones

Honorable Mention
Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2017


#33

storms

the architecture
of impending storms . . .
every cloud
that hangs over me
has a given name

Honorable Mention
United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition 2017


#34

tamaracks

fading dreams . . .
the golden smoke
of tamaracks

Runner-up
The Haiku Calendar Competition 2018


#35

tortoise

a star tortoise
carries the universe
on its back . . .
are we slowly moving
away from each other

2nd Place
San Francisco International Competition for Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka 2018


#36

tousled

wheat fields
tousled by fingers
of wind
I tuck a strand of hair
behind your ear

Honorable Mention
19th Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest 2018


#37

transience

transience . . .
petal by petal
we let go

Winning Haiku (Canada)
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2017


#38

understanding

we lie on our backs
the Milky Way arcs beyond
our understanding

Honorable Mention

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Tokutomi Haiku Contest 2018


#39

vortex

polar vortex . . .
our footprints not where
we left them

3rd Place
31st Annual Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest 2019


#40

whirls

snow whirls
outside the henhouse . . .
father cups
my hands around
a warm brown egg

3rd Place
United Haiku and Tanka Society Fleeting Words Tanka Competition 2018











The Zen Space, Winter Showcase 2021





 

Haigaonline, January 2021

Winter Gallery


Solst(ice)


Solstice arrives with a frosting of ice on our waterways. I am enchanted by the work of wind, sunlight, and human hands, as they polish and sculpt glassy surfaces into luminosity. When deep snow arrives, this icy beauty disappears from sight for a few months. Come the spring, it shines anew for a short while, before melting into ether and earth.







 

Brass Bell, January 2021

solo hike
I lose track of myself
in the forest
 

Tsuri-doro: A Small Journal of Haiku and Senryu - Inaugural Issue #1, Jan/Feb 2021

new-fallen snow
the traces of things
unseen

Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Vol. 6, Issue 61, January 2021