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the courtyard keeps
the fallen bougainvillea-
sunset on a mauve sea

This haiku was chosen for first place. One can image a courtyard  perhaps where two lovers just parted, somewhere maybe in the heart of Spain or wherever your own imagination transports you. The very image of a courtyard not only brings flowers to mind, but secrets too, and this author's use of the word "keeps" befits this concept so well. The use of the word "fallen" to describe the blossom is also dynamic, and its real meaning remains hidden deep in this haiku. Sara's use of the words "mauve sea" bring the purple in the flower and in the sunset to new heights. Very nice work---an'ya, editor
nakaniwa ni bugenbiria no ochishimama fujiironi umi yubaetewori

the courtyard keeps
the fallen bougainvillea-
sunset on a mauve sea
haiku: Sara Winteridge
haiga:
Mary Rodning
Translation:
Hiromi Inoue
Calligraphy:
Shisen
Flute Music:
Choshi


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Second Place Winner

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