cherry blossoms . . .
the unfinished poem
in my pocket
Each year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival sponsors an international haiku contest to pay homage to the city’s springtime display of fragrant, blossoming trees. Last year I received a Sakura Award and an Honorable Mention for the two poems I entered, and I’m happy to have received an Honorable Mention again this year.
There are wonderful poems among this year’s winners, many of whom I feel lucky to count as friends. As the dog days of a particuarly doggish summer come to a grateful end and fall and winter approach, it is a pleasure to spend a little time remembering the glory of spring.