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Golden Haiku Contest 2016 Addendum

You don’t have to trek to Washington, D.C., to see at least three of the 125 Golden Haiku displayed throughout the city’s business district. Golden Triangle DC generously sent me a selection of photos of my three winning entries, some of which I’m sharing here (and on Twitter and Facebook). A fine souvenir of a very cool contest!  :- D

 

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More photos of Golden Haiku can be found on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/goldenhaiku?f=images&vertical=default&src=hash.  ;- )

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Golden Haiku Contest 2016

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Spring is in the air, and haiku are everywhere in the Golden Triangle section of Washington, D.C.!

The Golden Triangle is “the 43 block neighborhood that stretches from the front yard of the White House to Dupont Circle,” says The Golden Triangle BID (http://goldentriangledc.com/about-us/), and to celebrate the season they sent out a call for haiku from near and far.

The call was heard! The Golden Haiku Contest drew more than 900 submissions…and I’m excited to say that three of mine made the cut!  :- D

I love the concept of poetry in public places and am grateful as all get-out that a few of mine — printed on colorful signs and “planted” in roadside flower beds in downtown D.C. — will have a chance to brighten the day of passersby.

spring night . . .
walking and talking
beneath the yellow moon

saffron smudges
in the evening sky . . .
birdsong

riverside wedding —
the flower girl
picks a dandelion


All winners: http://goldentriangledc.com/2016-golden-haiku-winners/

A map of the Golden Triangle: http://3al7vg3hahkr4er97p13jo9w.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Haiku-Locations-2016.pdf

A press release from Golden Triangle BID re. the contest: http://goldentriangledc.com/news/golden-haiku-contest-winners-work-displayed-in-the-golden-triangle/

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