This was a good month for Kukai contests for me. I’m starting to get the hang of them. The 17-syllable, one long sentence format that I grew up with is now outmoded, and it’s taken reading and writing many haiku before I began to adjust to the new style. The Haiku Handbook was a wonderful place to begin, and a resource I constantly refer back to.
In the Caribbean Kigo Kukai #16, I tied for second place with this haiku:
after the thunder
In the Shiki Monthly Kukai, my kigo haiku came in 7th:
the owl flies
And today in the July/August Sketchbook Kukai, one of my haiku took second place:
the dogwood’s leaves
On to next month’s Kukai!