Afternoon Light

afternoon light
dead nettle’s slow creep
to the compost

 

Failed Haiku : A Journal of English Senryu

November 2018

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Steady Rain

 

2018 Jane Reichhold  Memorial Haiga Contest

Third Place in Photographic Division

 

Published simultaneously in

Prune Juice A Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun and Haiga

and

Failed Haiku A Journal of English Senryu

November 5, 2018

Commentary by Steve Hodge, judge of the photographic haiga section:

“I loved this haiga the moment I saw it. As with many senryu, I like its simple premise – two people taking advantage of a steady rain to drop what they were doing and sit and hold hands. No metaphors or profound hidden meanings. Does the “steady” rain indicate that the couple are going steady or have enjoyed a steady relationship? Nope. Not for me. Does the wilted flower indicate that trouble may lay ahead for this couple? Nope again. Is it a romantic couple? A parent and child? Siblings? Who cares! It’s a lovely moment and a lovely image. That’s more than enough for me.”