Monday, February 07, 2011

Rengay wins HPNC Award

The following rengay was composed by Michael Dylan Welch, Tanya McDonald, and Billie Dee on 10/18/2009 in Seabeck, Washington after the annual Seabeck Haiku Getaway Weekend Retreat.  The three of us took an afternoon drive through the forest north of the conference grounds to Scenic Beach State Park, followed by supper at Barbie's Seabeck Bay Cafe. We edited the poem during our ferry ride back to Seattle. A wonderful day we are celebrating again with our Third-Place winning in the 2010 Haiku Poets of Northern California rengay contest. The poem will be published in HPNC's journal Mariposa, 2011. 

Swapping Shells
Michael Dylan Welch, Billie Dee, and Tanya McDonald
shell gathering—
our toes sinking
down to the wet                                                              Michael

        abandoned camper shell
        columbine in the shadows                                   Billie

sea glass—
she caresses
the shell of his ear                                                           Tanya

        the idle hooker
        reading Shelley                                                         Michael

by moonlight
a hermit crab
swapping shells                                                                Billie

        the band shell darkened
        he gives my hand a squeeze                               Tanya

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