I hope everyone had a great Halloween! It’s been a while (thanks for your patience–life has kept me pretty busy), but I made it through every single haiku in the October contest. You’re all great–I saw some excellent poetry there but also some very thoughtful responses. Many thanks for that. Vita Brevis is a poet’s community, after all.
That said, let’s take a look a some of the notable mentions:
Five (of many) Notable Mentions:
Submitted by Chris Black
Not a breath of wind
Bronze, golden scatter of leaves
Calm before the storm
Submitted by rivrvlogr
emptiness in sycamore
carpet of woodchips
Submitted by memadtwo
The moon sailing free–
hare pauses in the forest,
listening for light.
Submitted by Poetry Science
I am Furtherst from Myself
Unknown to myself
I remain, like dusty gems
Yet to know the light.
Submitted by merrildsmith
kettle of vultures,
feathered wings circle blue skies—
life following death
Congratulations, Ivor! You’ve won the October haiku contest. I’ve published your poem on the front page of Vita Brevis!
I’m honored to be included among these wonderful poems. Thank you, Brian. I don’t know how you chose winners from all of the fabulous entries.
Fine company here.
Great choices Brian!! Congratulations to all!!
I’m feeling very honoured and humbled to have been chosen, after reading all of these excellent honourable mentions. 😊☺️
Congratulations guys…and oh Ivor you must be very very proud..
A marvelous collection. Congratulations to all of these poets.
Thank you so much Brian for the mention. There were so many wonderful poems to choose from. And I’m especially pleased to be grouped with some poets I know well and who always do wonderful work. (K)
Great verse. Kept tight, kept terse.
Well done, one and all.