Ordering details are in the post below.
Bouquet: Co-editors Margaret Beverland (left) and Sandra Simpson (right) with haiku supporter Elaine Fisher of Katikati. Photo Keith Frentz
Ladies at lunch: From left, Anne Curran (Hamilton), Jenny Pyatt (Napier) and Moira Cursey (Raglan). Photo: Sandra Simpson
Bearded haiku poets: Andre Surridge (Hamilton, front) and Harry Frentz (Tauranga). Photo: Sandra Simpson
Pals: Cathie Bullock (left, Waihi) and Jenny Fraser (Mt Maunganui). Photo: Anne Curran
Haiku advertisements: Ruby Robertson (left), Dave Robertson (both Tauranga) and Jenny Pyatt (Napier). Photo: Sandra Simpson
Chat time: Shirley May and Eric Dodson, both Tauranga. Photo: Sandra Simpson
Sales table: Harry Frentz (left) and Keith Frentz. Photo: Anne Curran
Official: Margaret Beverland speaks. Photo: Keith Frentz
Poet profiles: From left, Andre Surridge, Margaret Beverland (Katikati) and Elaine Riddell (Hamilton). Photo: Sandra Simpson
Long table lunch: From right, Deryn Pittar (Papamoa), Moira Cursey and her partner Jenny (Raglan) and Bob Orr (Thames coast). Photo: Sandra Simpson
Catching up: Catherine Mair (Katikati) and Andre Surridge. Photo: Sandra Simpson
Car pool buddies: Anne Curran and Elaine Riddell, both from Hamilton. Photo: Sandra Simpson
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With a large storm approaching today it seems like a good time to knuckle down and choose my favourite 10 haiku from the 2017 editions of
The Heron’s Nest. As the journal’s got larger, the choice has become more difficult – The Heron’s Nest is a beacon of excellence.
Anyone may vote, you can
find the details here (scroll down, deadline January 15).
Here are four of the haiku (one from each edition) appearing on my list – no guarantees they’ll make it through though as I’m still at a top 100 or so!
feeling the silence
sink in —
moose tracks in the snow
Angela Terry, THN 19.1
where an army
swept through wheatfields
Michael McClintock, THN 19.2
the stillness of blue
Jenny Fraser, THN 19.3
enough mint scent
to cross the milky way
high summer begins
Burnell Lippy, THN 19.4
Thinking about haiku deeply enough to feel swayed to cast a vote is a fun way to start the year.