Monday, April 21, 2014

Cool Announcement: A Freebie, The UniVerse: Selected One-Line Haiku

A One-Line Poem 

The Universe. 

John Hollander, Rhyme’s Reason: A Guide to English Verse, 3rd edition, 2001, p.12

I just uploaded The UniVerse: Selected One-Line Haiku to Scribd. The one-line haiku included in this document were published in various online and print journals between December 2009 and April 2014. Two of them won international awards for haiku.

Here are some sample haiku:

I think therefore I am entering a butterfly's dream

3rd Prize, 18th Kusamakura International Haiku Competition


Finalist, Inaugural Janice M Bostok International Haiku Award, 2012

the sun glints on his revolver a falling leaf

Modern Haiku, 44:3, Autumn 2013

a river behind the graveyard forget-me-nots

Tinywords, 13:3, Dec. 5 2013

to tell or not to tell the secret day moon

Frogpond, 33:3, Fall 2010

single married single again a rushing river

Notes From the Gean, 2:2, September 2010

rain beating on rain he cracks

"One-Line Haiku," Under the Basho, 2014

ink-dark smoke of a life jumping from the north tower

Shot Glass, 7, June 2012

spring break butterflies fluttering in twos I do it alone

Shot Glass, 6, February 2012

Note: For more information about one-line haiku, see  To the Lighthouse: To Be or Not to Be a One-line Haiku? and To the Lighthouse: Reexamining One-Line Haiku

1 comment:

  1. Hollander’s “A One-Line Poem” consists of one two-word line, effectively utilizing the title. It's a cleverly-crafted definition poem.