Marietta McGregor – winner: 5th Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest

Congratulations go to Australian haiku poet Marietta McGregor for winning the 5th Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest, with the following poem:

summer dusk
fishing boats set their nets
around the sun

– Marietta Jane McGregor
(Canberra, Australia)

As posted by David McMurray, this judge’s comment accompanied Marietta’s winning haiku:

“Poetically encompassing the circumference of the sun in a far-reaching wide-angle shot, this haiku won the 5th Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest sponsored by the Asahi Culture Center and The Asahi Shimbun. The Highest Award came with a 30,000 yen gift coupon and handicrafts from Matsuyama.”

Full details can be gained by accessing the Asahi Haikuist Special website, through the following link:

Also commended in the same set of contest results was this poem by Australian haiku poet, Beverley George:

children and crabs scuttle
into the shallows

– Beverley George
(Pearl Beach, Australia)

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