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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

winner II

This haiku took first place in the Shiki Monthly Kukai for April. As I've explained elsewhere, a kukai is a competition in which the entries must be on an assigned theme or use an assigned word. In this case, the word was "wildflowers." We were required to use either the word itself or the name of a specific wildflower.

February wind
wanting to believe
the crocus


Anonymous pohanginapete said...

Congratulations Bill. This has the qualities I'd expect in a winner. Well deserved.

10:29 PM  
Blogger floots said...

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12:24 AM  
Blogger floots said...

well done
(sorry - the deletion was me
who else could make a typo in a three word comment) :)

12:26 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, pete. I just checked out your beautiful blog.
floots: I could, that's who could.

6:06 AM  
Blogger polona said...

i can see why it won. congrats!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, polona.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Congratulations, Bill!

8:19 AM  
Blogger bigshoulders said...

congratulations, Bill!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks aurora.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

And thank you Kevin

6:21 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

CONGRATULATIONS! A well deserved win. Delicate, deep, and absolutely charming haiku.

1:36 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you very much, Natalia.

6:30 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

Yay! That's great! Your work certainly deserves recognition!

: )

8:20 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for that enthusiasm, anon. You've been a good and supportive friend.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

this is a well-deserved win, excellent job.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your poems are consistently good.

your blog is one of the best in a rather crowded house.

the path through the junkyard
ends right here...
wild roses

3:11 PM  
Blogger Judy Kamilhor said...

Congratulations, Bill, the well deserved honor. And thanks for the witty comment on my blog. I hope your copy of the chapbook arrived in good shape.


5:09 PM  
Blogger T.A.T. said...

enjoyed as always,congrats!

8:12 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks to my friends eric, kami, and t.a.t., and thanks to you, too, anonymous.

Yes, kami, the chapbook arrived in perect shape, and Pat and I are both delighted with it.

10:13 PM  
Blogger . Gabi Greve said...

Hi Bill,
what a lovely haiku indeed !

Here it is

. Crocus, a KIGO .

To me as a German, crocus is rater a garden flower and not in the wild, but that is a different matter ...

. Happy Haiku Gallery .

12:17 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, gabi. Around here, you never know where crocus will appear.

7:19 AM  
Blogger sangeet said...

Beautiful (and congratulations!)


5:23 PM  
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7:16 AM  

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