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Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Hi. I've just returned from vacation to learn that this haiku took first place in the monthly Shiki kukai for February. A kukai, for the uninitiated, is a competition in which entries must conform to set guidelines. In this case, the required kigo (nature word or phrase) was "early thaw."

early thaw—
the earth tugging
at my footsteps


Blogger texas haijin said...

good stuff, i got 13th. :)

2:53 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Great ku!!

3:15 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Dustin and Pat. This is my first time higher than third. I've been participating since last summer.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Masago said...

Congrats buddy!

9:28 PM  
Blogger floots said...

well done
great how you've got the literal and figurative feelings in there

welcome back (hope you had a good time)

11:22 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, vaughn and floots. Had a great time, floots.

7:33 AM  
Blogger Aurora said...

It's a good one.:)

8:04 PM  
Blogger Eric said...


5:57 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, aurora and eric.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Denis said...

Just seeing this... Kudos, Bill !

10:02 PM  
Blogger Shane said...

a fitting first place entry at that

10:32 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, denis and shane.

6:44 PM  
Blogger indonesianegriku said...

thank's for sharing info,..!
Kerja Keras Adalah Energi Kita

7:20 AM  

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