Happy New Year everyone! I’m excited to announce that my haiku won 3rd place in the 2017 Tokutomi Haiku Contest. It was my first time writing with a kigo, so it was a fun challenge I look forward to writing more haiku in 2018.
first morning sunrise
shines through the open window
To learn more about the contest, see last year’s winners, and learn about the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, visit: www.youngleaves.org
May your 2018 be blessed and beautiful!
chasing small prey down the hill
locking eyes with me.
beauty in the bush
Little pig from dough
just oozing with orange goo
unique custard bun
Fluttering her wings
seeking scent of sweet nectar
Protected, yet free,
soles walk through an illusion,
echoes of the past
A while back, my husband decided to make a dice tower using a wooden castle that we found at Michael’s. With a little bit of engineering, he created a functional tower. I had the honor of painting it.
This was the original, unaltered wooden castle birdhouse that we bought:
Painted Dice Tower
Plywood, x-acto knife,
painted lines, slabs of color,
castle comes to life.
This is the final result after engineering and painting:
Close up of Tiger and Fireplace
Rapunzel and Prince Charming