Happy New Year!

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
spotless countertop

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!

Haiku #39: Painted Dice Tower

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:

wooden-castle

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: