Results of the Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal

MOSS-Summer
Ron Moss

 

1st Place

fiery sunset
a single red blossom
on the blackened branch

Louise Hopewell

 

There is no doubt that the weather is changing and that there is a climate emergency upon us. In Australia the records keep being broken, records of storms, high temperatures, low rainfall, and continuous drought, all of which have beset our beautiful country. I chose this photograph, which I captured on a recent deployment in Queensland fighting the bushfires with other Tasmanian crews, to use for the seasonal image for the Kukai. The fire was out of control and burning over the surrounding mountains. I was looking for haiku that worked with the power of the image to bring us an emotional connection. Louise has captured very well the danger of the scene, but she has also expressed an overwhelming feeling of hope. Things have their time and place, but there will be rebirth. A lot to pack into a one-breath three line haiku, but I think it has been achieved very well indeed and so I would like to award it a worthy first place. Continue reading “Results of the Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal”

Results of the Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai: Non-Seasonal

Non Seasonal
Ron Moss

 

1st Place

 

painted cow –
the village boy’s makeup
still taboo

Isabel Caves

 

This haiku appealed for the mystery that it evokes along with the brightly coloured display cow. Who is the boy and what is his life like shrouded in what is still seen as taboo? It seems very much a social comment about the changing times and attitudes we have towards each other. Good haiga are when the haiku and image combine to create something more than their individual parts. I think this combination leads us to examine our thinking, and how there can be change for the better. Continue reading “Results of the Australian Haiku Society Summer Solstice 2019 Haiga Kukai: Non-Seasonal”

Call for Submissions: AHS Spring 2018 Haiga Kukai: Seasonal

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The  Australian Haiku Society Spring Haiga  Kukai 2018 is now open for entries.
We 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.

Entries are now closed

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

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The Australian Haiku Society Spring Haiga Kukai 2018 is now open for entries.
We 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.

Entries are now closed.

eBook Launch: Ancient Bloodlines: Australian Collaborative Rengay by Simon Hanson & Ron C. Moss

A new collection of Australian themed rengay by Simon Hanson & Ron C. Moss has been launched and published by Caroline Skanne and is now available for free download at wildflower poetry press and at hedgerow: a journal of small poems. Ancient Bloodlines is accompanied by the evocative watercolours of Ron C. Moss and features a particularly innovative style of text formatting he has developed. With “delicate touches of humour and delight, with tones that range from serious and sombre to playful and respectful. Enjoy the paths they have made for you in Ancient Bloodlines, but also lose yourself in these vivid verses so you can find your own” (from the foreword by Michael Dylan Welch).

Ancient-Bloodlines-(web)

https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/e-books-free/

https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/