AHS Autumn 2018 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal Results with comments by judge Ron Moss

Leaf

 

First Place

laid to rest
her body sinking
into stone

Quendryth Young

This is an evocative haiku that struck me on the very first reading. The art of linking to an image works best if it is subtle and full of interconnections that are not immediately obvious. The mention of stone is there, but then the imagination is let loose and we wonder who, or what, the body is and how it can be sinking into stone. So many of the finest haiku take us to places we would not normally go and leave us to explore the depth of their impact. The effect is a very pleasing haiga where we can journey between the image and words and find little treasures of insight.

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AHS Autumn 2018 Haiga Kukai: Non Seasonal Results with comments by judge Ron Moss

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First Place

lingering here – all my previous lives

Sheila K. Barksdale

The image I selected for the Kukai had an interesting collection of items lit by early morning sunlight in the curiosity shop window. The winning haiku connects deeply with the image without using description. Instead it immediately sets the scene for more investigation and wonder. The unusual one line construction with a break in the middle adds a visual element that focuses on the evocative “lingering here’’. The ancient symbols of everlasting life glow and glitter and are reflected in the haiku. Much is achieved with only six words and as with all good haiga we can move back and forwards between the haiku and image and discover that they create something unique together.

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Call for Submissions: AHS Autumn 2018 Haiga Kukai: Non-Seasonal

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The Australian Haiku Society Autumn Haiga Kukai 2018 is now open for entries.
We invite poets to send one haiku per image until 28th March. The winning haiku will be displayed on the AHS website.
Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.
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Call for Submissions: AHS Autumn 2018 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal

LeafThe  Australian Haiku Society Autumn Haiga  Kukai 2018 is now open for entries.
We invite poets to send one haiku per image until 28th March. The winning haiku will be displayed on the AHS website.
Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.
Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section. Continue reading “Call for Submissions: AHS Autumn 2018 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal”

Prior Notification of AHS Autumn 2018 Haiga Kukai

The Australian Haiku Society is delighted to announce that it will be holding a Haiga Kukai on the autumn equinox 2018. Two images by Ron Moss will be displayed on the AHS website from 21st March and poets are invited to submit one previously unpublished haiku inspired by each image from that time until 29th March. Ron will then select the winning haiku which will be displayed on the AHS website.
Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.
Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section, which can be found at the bottom of the post.
By entering the competition, entrants agree to make their haiku available for use on the AHS website, although the copyright will remain with the author.
No correspondence will be entered into regarding winning entries.
Please make sure that your name appears on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.

AHS Spring Haiga Kukai: Non Seasonal Results with comments by judge Ron Moss

capture

First Place

silence a haunting in the archives of a sigh

-Lorin Ford

Haiku that resonate more with every reading do not reveal themselves at first glance, they require a deeper investigation. This haiku fascinated me from the first reading and I found an instant connection between silence and the film equipment. Then we have the wonderful a haunting in the archives of a sigh… splendid! One could draw many meanings and connections, but for me the capturing of memories is the haunting from the past and the mention of a sigh their emotional content. This becomes a powerful mix of juxtaposition and intrigue.

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AHS Spring Haiga Kukai: Seasonal Results with comments by judge Ron Moss

in purple

First Place

homecoming . . .
a bouquet of sky
in an old jar

-Debbie Strange

A lovely evocative haiku that links beautifully with the image’s soft and hard shapes and also the interesting connection with a bouquet of sky. The feeling of a homecoming is embedded deep within the words and image colours. The soft focus adds a feeling of memory and passing of time. Something new has come from the blending of haiku and image which is the hallmark of a really excellent haiga.

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Call for Submissions: AHS Spring Haiga Kukai: Seasonal

in purple

The Spring Australian Haiku Society Haiga Kukai is now open for entries. We would like to invite poets to send one haiku per image until 29th September. The winning haiku will be displayed on the AHS website.

Please note that if more than one haiku per image is submitted by any individual, only the first haiku sent will be considered.
Submissions will only be accepted if entered in the comments section.

By entering the competition, entrants agree to make their haiku available for use on the AHS website, although the copyright will remain with the author.
No correspondence will be entered into regarding winning entries.

Good luck!

To enter, select the post title (or click here) and enter your haiku in the comment box below the post. Please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Please make sure that your name appears on your entry as you would like to see it on the website.