Monday, August 24, 2009

the sound of the sea
speaking to my mother
on her birthday

Joint 2nd Prize
With Words International Online Haiku Competition (2009)


  1. An evocative haiku that speaks volumes; worthy of the place it received in the ‘With Words Haiku competition’…

  2. Congrats! I love the idea that it is me who decides whether the sea or the lyrical I is speaking to her.

    Best wishes

  3. Yes! That's absolutely what I wanted the reader to experience. Thanks so much for posting, Ralf.

  4. Lovely comments on a superb haiku. I still get a kick out of reading Lynne's poem, even now, after many re-reads as judge.

    A cheque will be on its way, with a haiku journal notebook, soon! ;-)

    Area 17
    With Words Online Haiku Competition Results


  5. All life on earth originated from the sea. We talk of mother earth, but I wonder if it should be mother ocean? Your link between the sound of the sea and your communication with your mother - on her birthday - has all sorts of resonances, for me. And it's a lovely haiku. Thank you and congratulations!

  6. Congratulations on the win Lynne, Matt