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Karina Klesko, Sketchbook Editor ~ US
 

 

 

Results of the SSH 3 Summer Kigo Contest

 

Hello SHH Participants!

I enjoyed reading the submissions for this event. I chose three that I felt had an originality as well as insight. In the future I was thinking about choosing according to topic- humanity, animals, etc. Keep that in mind when sending in you next submissions for Autumn. Thank you!

I am looking forward to the next SHH No. 4:  Autumn

~Karina Klesko

 

Karina’s Choices

First Choice:

scorching sun
drying herbs lose their
healing strength

~Diana Teneva, BG

Summer Kigo: "scorching sun": Sky and elements: Yuki Teikei Haiku Society (San Jose) Kigo List with San Francisco Bay Area Regional Kigo, Summer Season on-line: http://youngleaves.org/season-word-list/

 

Second Choice Tie:

wild iris
I remember her manicured
hands

~Angie Werren, US

Summer Kigo: wild iris (ayame, mid summer, summer plants): The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words Selected by Kenkichi Yamamoto Translated by Kris Young Kondo and William J. Higginson online: http://haikai.2hweb.net/renku/500ESWd.html#SUMMER--THE%20SEASON

shoelaces
to match his tie
Father’s Day

~Alegria Imperial, CA

Summer kigo: “Father’s Day” Spring/Humanity and Observances from World Kigo Database (WKD)  http://worldkigodatabase.blogspot.com/2006/11/womens-day-international.html

Third Sunday: Father’s Day. This is a holiday imported from the United States. It is not as widely adhered to as Mother’s Day, though. Gifts are given to fathers and can include such things as belts, wallets and neckties or things the child or children make themselves.

 

Third Choice Tie:

news of your death
when I open my eyes
green leaves

~Angie Werren, US

Summer Kigo: green leaves (aoba, all summer, summer plants): The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words Selected by Kenkichi Yamamoto Translated by Kris Young Kondo and William J. Higginson online: http://haikai.2hweb.net/renku/500ESWd.html#SUMMER--THE%20SEASON 

billowing clouds
fading into the east
this day will also pass

~Bernard Gieske, US

Summer Kigo: Sky and Elements : “cumulus/billowing cloud”. Yuki Teikei Haiku Society (San Jose):  http://youngleaves.org/season-word-list/

Summer rain
friends for a moment
under an umbrella.

~Dan Iulian, RO

Summer Kigo: "summer rain: Sky and Elements" in Yuki Teikei Haiku Society (San Jose) Kigo List with San Francisco Bay Area Regional Kigo, Summer Season. This is a printed, two-sided handout, distributed to members, and also online: www.youngleaves.org/season-word-list/

Children, playful:

nose to glass
in the aquarium
raining jellies

~Neal Whitman, US

Summer Kigo: "Animals: jelly fish" in Yuki Teikei Haiku Society (San Jose) Kigo List with San Francisco Bay Area Regional Kigo, Summer Season. This is a printed, two-sided handout, distributed to members, and also online: www.youngleaves.org/season-word-list/

the sound of her voice—
where does a firefly
go during the day?

~Poppy Herrin, US

Summer Kigo: “firefly”—hotaru: Animals: The Haiku Handbook. William J. Higginson, p. 274.

This one embraced my emotions. I like this one for my friend Betty Kaplan who passed away July 25, 2011:

news of your death
when I open my eyes
green leaves

~Angie Werren, US

Summer Kigo: green leaves (aoba, all summer, summer plants): The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words Selected by Kenkichi Yamamoto Translated by Kris Young Kondo and William J. Higginson online: http://haikai.2hweb.net/renku/500ESWd.html#SUMMER--THE%20SEASON 

smoldering hot
beside the trail marker
an animal skull

~John Daleiden, US

Summer Kigo: "smoldering [hot] (moyuru, late summer): The Season": in The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words. Selected by Kenkichi Yamamoto Translated by Kris Young Kondo and William J. Higginson Edited for Renku Home on-line: http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/500ESWd.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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