jornales

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

Updates: a few of my awarded haiku and recent select publication

recent awards

 

first tea with her—

cherry blossoms cloud

the skylight

Sakura Award 2014 VCBF Haiku Invitational

 

our breaths

suspended between skies—

monarch butterfly

 

honourable mention

2013 Diogen Autumn Contest

 

 

first dawn alone–

the widow eats his half

of the orange

 

First Place, free format category

Shiku kukai Sept 2013

 

 

recent select publications

 

 

dawn again–

parts of us unscathed

from war mongering

 

A Hundred Gourds September 2014

 

with a shredder

he talks of restoring

a broken vow

 

The Haiku Foundation Per Diem August 2014

 

 

shadows

in a burst of twilight

Luna moth

 

cattails May 2014

 

 

Haiyan debris…

a search team spots

an orchid

 

limp wind…

holding on to the sound

of our vows

 

#3:2 March 2014 A Hundred Gourds

 

moon’s rim…

fractions of what we yield

to each other

 

haiku news feb 17 2014 vol 3 no. 3

 

September 19, 2014 Posted by | awards, haiku, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘pine strand’ one of 365 haiku on your mobile phone

Read a haiku-a-day on your mobile phone. Yes, simply access your haiku app and anyone of the 365 haiku would show up as you click or shake your screen. You might read mine:

pine strand
flailing in night sky—
the first low star

Alegria Imperial
Lynx XXIII (2008)

The Haiku Foundation Haiku app Data Base 2012

May 2, 2012 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘twilight rain’, my second haiku award from the 2012 Haiku Now Contest

twilight rain
the blue heron mid-lake
somehow smaller

Alegria Imperial (Canada)
Commended, Traditional haiku
The Haiku Foundation’s 2012 Haiku Now Contest

…my first, ‘cherry blossoms’, from the 2007 Vancouver Cherry Blossoms Festival Haiku Invitational. Both awards with single entries. I credit this award, a real surprise–honestly unexpected not even hopeful, knowing who would participate in it–to the daily exercise I’ve hung on to at the NaHaiWriMo facebook site. The practice of writing haiku-a-day with prompts has greatly improved my understanding of haiku, hence, how I write it.

April 19, 2012 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments