cherry blossom petals

Back in February, I saw a notice that haiku about blossoms were wanted for “Haiku for Hope”, an art exhibit that was raising funds for a cancer hospital back east. Few causes are nearer or dearer to my heart, and so I sent along a couple of my haiku that had received Honorable Mentions in the latest Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

I am pleased to have one haiku selected to be matched with a photograph, and that the exhibition is viewable online, through an article in The Baltimore Sun. It made it even more special that I know two of the other haiku poets whose haiku were also selected: Roberta Beary and Charlotte Digregorio. Proceeds from this art show go towards Howard County General Hospital’s Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.

cherry blossom petals
this quiet hour
before dawn

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December Haiku Share

This haiku was written last year for a competition where the haiku had to contain 7 words or less. I even had one word to spare. So the challenge today is to either write a haiku using 7 words or less, or to write about plum blossoms or cherry blossoms, or both. (And I know there are many wonderful cherry blossom haiku out there from the VCBF Competition!)

before
we had words
plum blossoms

3rd place, 2011 Thom Williams Memorial Contest

 

If you missed the initial post, click here to read about the month long haiku challenge I am holding right here on my blog this December.

cherry blossoms

Several months ago, I sent off two haiku to the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2012. Now I am pleased to learn that both of my haiku received honorable mentions, and that many of my haiku friends also placed well in the contest. These are my two haiku:

remission
cherry blossoms
lighten the sky

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cherry blossom petals
this quiet hour
before dawn