leafless trees
ice-green lichen blooms
on the roof tiles

karekodachi byakuryoku no chii yane ni saku

haiku - Lorin Ford
painting - Mary Rodning
translation - Hiromi Inoue
calligraphy - Shisen
haiga - Jasminka
bamboo flute - Choshi

About our first featured haijin
LORIN FORD, Victoria, AU

A former high school English teacher, Lorin recently turned to haiku and has immediately received recognition for the excellence of her work. In 2005 she won the May Shiki Free Format Kukai, garnered a commendation in the 18th Seed Pearls competiton, and had haiku published in Haiku Harvest, Yellow Moon, the Mainichi Daily News and World Haiku Review.

Some of Lorin's poetry in other forms may be found on her page at www.poeticinspire.com/guestford.html.

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