BP: More Haiku Happenings

For the first time in several weeks, this pedometer geek had a haiku published in the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue. The new guest editor, Alex Fyffe, has been asking poets to focus on looking up and taking inspiration from the vastness of outer space. He’s been calling it Ad Astra (To the Stars).

This week’s prompt was distant suns, but he indicated that the loss of family or friends may be like distant suns, especially those stars which have died, but still some emit light. In that vein, here is the haiku, which he selected from my offerings:

parent tapes…

certain lessons still come

to mind

~Nancy Brady, 2021

My mom and dad may be gone, but their lessons live on in my sisters and me. Maybe not the same lessons, but they continue to affect the way we live.

To check out all the stellar haiku on Haiku Dialogue, see http://www.thehaikufoundation.org.

The Haiku Foundation also has a yearly feature called the Touchstone Awards. There are several categories, one of which is the Touchstone Award for Individual Poems. Any haiku poet who has a haiku published throughout the year can nominate up to two published haiku, one of which is their own, but the editors of various journals can also submit a certain number from those haiku they have published throughout the year.

In this context, Lori A. Minor, the editor of #FemkuMag, nominated one of my haiku for a Touchstone Award. Thank you Lori; I am grateful (and shocked) for just being nominated. It is as follows:

the scars

no one can see

damaged pistil

~Nancy Brady, 2021

#FemkuMag, Issue 29, April 2021

Again, Lori, thank you, and it is a great feeling just to be nominated.

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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