jornales

for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

My voted haiku and haiku ranked ‘with merit’ in Sketchbook 6-4 July-August 2011

Sketchbook 6-4 July-August 2011 haiku kukai ‘starry night’

Forty-one poets from 15 countries contributed 111 poems to this kukai. A kukai is a peered review poetry contest wherein a haiku Topic is assigned by the editor. An ‘anonymized’ list of submitted haiku is then distributed to all participating poets and they are invited to vote. Votes are returned to the editor who tallies the votes and publishes the haiku for the participants, this time with names and points revealed. The following haiku that placed 7th (tied with 5 others) is one of three haiku I submitted and published.

opaque windows—
we dwell on remnants
of starry nights

Haiku thread: ‘insect’

Forty-three poets from 13 countries contributed 273 poems to Sketchbook 6-7 July-August 2011 haiku thread with the kigo ‘insect’. Two of ten I submitted and published were ranked among others as’haiku with merit’ by editor John Daleiden, which he arranged into sequences under the following titles:

The Carriers (with 6 other haiku)

crossing
our invisible bridges–
army ants

Dawn to the Light (with four other poems)

summer wind–
our thoughts imitating moths
circling the light

I feel honored and delighted! I hope they, too, entertain you. But to read the more outstanding haiku in this issue, access Sketchbook 6-4 July-August 2011 on the web.

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October 15, 2011 - Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I love all three, To me, they speak of/refer to the ‘opaque windows’ of the soul. So many things go on inside us that we don’t take the time to notice… Thank you for these haiku!

    Comment by Stella Pierides | October 18, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you for such lovely comment, Stella! And what a deep reading of the image. Indeed, so much is going on inside of me right now that I can’t seem to see clearly. It must be the season being so gray or simply an autumn of the spirit that I’m living through in my poetry, in particular. Thanks again for such a lift!

      Comment by alee9 | October 19, 2011 | Reply


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