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#Haiku Happenings #9: Stella Pierides wins third prize in The Haiku Foundation February 2022 Kukai!

Stella Pierides

Happy to have won third prize in The Haiku Foundation February 2022 Kukai

theme: icicle

icicle . . .
how long will he take
to forgive me

— Stella Pierides (51 points – 4; 3; 2; 5; 3)

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Remarks below are by Dee Evetts, THF Monthly Kukai Commentator. He is an internationally known haiku poet and author of “The Conscious Eye” series on contemporary themes in Frogpond in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

I find that a great deal is implied here. It is winter. There has been a falling out, and apparently a felt culpability on the part of the writer. Possibly the weather (or another circumstance) has forced the couple or pair to be together when they might otherwise have chosen to put some distance between themselves –– at least for part of the day. There is a prevailing silence, and at best, monosyllabic and toneless exchanges…

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