Welcome to the first theme of 2020 – Translucent.
Translucent Ice by Jonathon B. Hoyt
Thank you to the 13 contributors who sent a total of 51 haiku between them on the theme of Translucence. 5 contributors were short listed for the Featured Haiku Writer slot but only one was chosen …
I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the submissions and the selected haiku all express the theme through contrast, vivid imagery and ah-ha moments. Translucency is portrayed in ideas, vision, love, stars, water, everyday objects, insects and the turning seasons.
Pure Haiku welcomes three new contributors this season: Christopher Couch, Goff James and Bruce Waddell. We also welcome back some very familiar faces: Merril D. Smith, Kerfe Roig, Jan Beekman, JulesPaige, Dan Brook, Susi Bocks, Bill Engleson, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Von Smith and Claudia Messelodi.
Haiku on the theme of Translucent will be posted every other day for the next few weeks. Each post will contain a haiku, a brief one line bio about the writer as well as a link to their blog/web site – simply click on their name in the copyright notice underneath the haiku.
Everyone who submitted haiku correctly will have heard back from me by now. If you submitted haiku but haven’t received an email from me either accepting or rejecting your submissions, please check the FAQS page to see why.
Our journey begins in 2 days time …
(By the way, I have now chosen ALL the haiku for ALL 3 themes for 2020 and have sent out acceptance and rejection emails to everyone who submitted. If you’ve not received an email, please check your spam/junk folders first. Please also check HOW you sent your submission – if you attached an image or a document to your email I won’t have seen it. If you still think you submitted your work correctly and can’t find an email either accepting or rejecting your haiku, please feel free to send another email to me and I will reply as soon as I can.)