The book collection of the best haiku from the first year of Haiku Diem is still in progress, and should be available by early fall!

Here are some recent developments:

1. The lineup of artists has changed a bit. Ardith Goodwin, Kathryn Briggs, and Kerry Dennehy are still on the project, but we’ve added two new artists: Susan Taylor Brown and Uma Sharma. I’ll resume posting sample pages from all these wonderful artists shortly.

2. I’ve finally tallied the votes from the contest to select the final three haiku to go into the book. The winning haiku are:

Day 3

Loves me, loves me not.
What remains in either case:
the flower’s plucked heart.

Day 63

for open windows
all is simple: let it in!
including the night

Day 296

dreamed touch of a hand
against my cheek that woke me
was the sun’s warmth

Many thanks to everyone who voted!

The drawing among all the voters has also been conducted, and the three winners of a free copy of the book have been notified by email.

3. Work on a Year Two collection is underway! I’m hoping that will be ready by early next year.

Finally, I want to thank you all for following my writing all this time. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. In just a couple of weeks, the two year anniversary of Haiku Diem will come up. I will have written one new haiku every day for two years! On the next day, the first day of Year Three, I will write yet another haiku.

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The Best of Haiku Diem Year One: Still Alive!

9:59 am June 18, 2012

The book collection of the best haiku from the first year of Haiku Diem is still in progress, and should be available by early fall!

Here are some recent developments:

1. The lineup of artists has changed a bit. Ardith Goodwin, Kathryn Briggs, and Kerry Dennehy are still on the project, but we’ve added two new artists: Susan Taylor Brown and Uma Sharma. I’ll resume posting sample pages from all these wonderful artists shortly.

2. I’ve finally tallied the votes from the contest to select the final three haiku to go into the book. The winning haiku are:

Day 3

Loves me, loves me not.
What remains in either case:
the flower’s plucked heart.

Day 63

for open windows
all is simple: let it in!
including the night

Day 296

dreamed touch of a hand
against my cheek that woke me
was the sun’s warmth

Many thanks to everyone who voted!

The drawing among all the voters has also been conducted, and the three winners of a free copy of the book have been notified by email.

3. Work on a Year Two collection is underway! I’m hoping that will be ready by early next year.

Finally, I want to thank you all for following my writing all this time. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. In just a couple of weeks, the two year anniversary of Haiku Diem will come up. I will have written one new haiku every day for two years! On the next day, the first day of Year Three, I will write yet another haiku.