winter chill
on the river's far shore
a light winks out

Cathy Drinkwater Better

sokobie ya kawagishi tooku hi no kiyuru

A supurb haiku for First Place. Cathy gives us 'winter chill' in line one, but she doesn't stop there with the coldness. In line 2, she creates an even colder feeling by saying 'river's far shore', and then in line 3 the coldness is absolutely complete when the 'light winks out.' This is a great example of follow through in a haiku, and of bringing together three parts to form one whole entity.Wonderful work by Cathy Drinkwater Better---an'ya, editor

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