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The British Haiku Society Awards 2018

#Haiku Happenings #6: Martha Magenta’s haiku is a BHS Awards 2018 runner-up!

Martha Magenta

I’m delighted to be a runner-up in the haiku section of The British Haiku Society Awards 2018.

earthshine . . .
the stir of life
in a siskin’s egg

British Haiku Society Awards 2018 – Haiku Section Runner-up

Commentary by Claire Everett

My runner up is another work of magic. Earthshine: the very word is an exquisite invitation to share in the moment. It conjures a sense of otherworldliness in that image of the soft glow on the shadowy face of the moon that is rendered by the reflection of sunlight from the Earth. When you think of the magic that makes this phenomenon possible– a satellite, a planet, a star and the genius of the human eye – it is not too much of a leap to consider the miracle of life itself and the potential that is awakening within that pallid, sometimes speckled, shell. It is fitting that according…

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