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The 3rd Basho-an International English Haiku Competition, 2020

#Haiku Happenings #3: Hifsa’s haiku wins The 3rd Basho-an International English Haiku Competition award!

My Inner Voice

social distancing circles
the overlapping shadows
connect everyone




First Winner

Hifsa Ashraf(パキスタン Pakistan)

藤田直子先生 選





Ms.Hujita selected

Due to the prevailing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to socially distance to prevent the spread of the virus.

The author of this haiku must have discovered that the shadow of the person in front of them reached them as they stood in a designated circle.

In that moment, they thought of how hearts can be united in the same way that shadows overlap.

I sympathized with their desire not to be emotionally separated from others.

My message





Winning message

It is truly an honour to be nominated for The 3rd Basho-an International English Haiku Competition award, and a great pleasure to be a winner alongside other fabulous poets. Thank you judges and the team for recognizing my work.

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