jornales

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

My haiku awards

Had been trying to put them all together and finally succeeded, I think. Here they are before I lose them…happy to share!

 

grey sky

the gull’s plaintive cries

fade into a wave

 

Fourth Place

Sea to Sky Haiku Canada Weekend contest May 17-19, 2019, Vancouver BC

 

autumn rain

the river carries

the sky

 

2ndPlace

European Quarterly Kukai, Autumn 2017

 

dream catcher

the shifting colours

of dawn

 

3rdplace, European Haiku Kukai #12 Winter 2015

 

first tea with her—

cherry blossoms cloud

the skylight

 

Vancouver Sakura Award

2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossoms Festival Haiku Invitational

 

our breaths

suspended between skies—

monarch butterfly

 

honourable mention

2013 Diogen Autumn Contest

 

butterfly

a whispered breeze

to the bamboo

 

12th International kukai ‘butterfly’ 115 haijin, 115 haiku, 27 countries

9th place (tie)

 

first dawn alone–

the widow eats his half

of the orange

 

Per Diem Daily Haiku

“Light and Dark”, December 2014

Per Diem Archiveon the Haiku Foundation Website, and the Haiku App.

First Place, free format category, Shiku kukai Sept 2013

 

pancake steam—

the thin mist on mornings

in a wicker swing

 

Zatsuei, Haiku of Merit

World Haiku Review March 2013

 

mixing bowls—

the shallow echoes

of bells

 

4th place 10th International Kukai 

January 2013

 

twilight rain

the blue heron mid-lake

somehow smaller

 

Commended, Traditional haiku

The Haiku Foundation’s 2012 Haiku Now Contest

Under the Basho 2013

 

winter solstice

the widow tightens

her braids

 

First Place, kigo* category

December 2012 Shiki* kukai (yava)

 

spring song

how it draws the heart

to reflection

 

Alegria Imperial, Vancouver, BC, Canada

3rdPlace, 1stBlossom Rain haiku My Photo Challenge, May 2012

 

stretching its neck

as if to measure our sky

turtle

 

Editor’s choice, Sketchbook ‘pond life’ kukai, March-April 2012

Commentary:Bernard Geitske

“the temptation to philosophize or explore one’s being is very strong”

 

somehow

our shrinking shadows touch—

harvest moon

 

haiku bandit society

September 2011 Dottie Dot Awards

 

words

we’ve left unsaid–

Indian summer

 

First Place, kigo category

July 2011 Shiki kukai

 

cherry blossoms

shedding petals at dusk—

moths in flight

 

Honorable Mention

2007 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Haiku Invitational and first published haiku

 

 

August 31, 2019 - Posted by | awards, haiku, poetry

4 Comments »

  1. These are beautiful haiku. You have a genius for them, comparable to the great poets. This one:

    first dawn alone–
    the widow eats his half
    of the orange

    Is especially touching. And this too:

    twilight rain
    the blue heron mid-lake
    somehow smaller

    Creates a subtle mood every bit as compelling as any classical haiku. And this:

    autumn rain
    the river carries
    the sky

    Takes my breath away. I don’t like literary competitions, and so I don’t submit my poems, but I can’t imagine why these weren’t first place poems. My standard is jealousy. If I’m jealous that I didn’t write them, then I couldn’t be happier.

    Comment by upinvermont | August 31, 2019 | Reply

    • Wow, Patrick!! How wonderful to hear from you, but even more heartwarming, your kind words that’s sending me soaring! I haven’t forgotten how you picked up my first published haiku at LYNX (fortunately gone with the passing of both Jane and Werner Reichold), introducing me to your readers at upinvermont. I’m so happy that jornales still pops up in your inbox. Thank you so much! By the way, my first ever collection, ‘counting star-bones’ (20 of my ‘gendai haiku’ ) can now be accessed at The Haiku Foundation Digital Library with this link: https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/files/original/bfefc368798b1f98cbbc510ea9fa2aee.pdf Do try to read through it if you have time.

      Comment by alee9 | September 1, 2019 | Reply

  2. Love them all Alee.

    Comment by madhuri | August 31, 2019 | Reply

    • Many many thanks again, Madhuri!!

      Comment by alee9 | September 1, 2019 | Reply


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