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Haiku Masters Special

Geplaatst op 25 juni, 2018 om 17:05 Comments reacties (180)

I am thrilled to have been chosen as Haiku Master for the first time with this photo haiku. NHK World - Japan. Thank you, judges.



Winston Wins!

Geplaatst op 14 februari, 2018 om 17:30 Comments reacties (2)


YAY! It’s that time of year again, Susanna Hill’s Valentiny Writing Contest! Come and join in the fun and/or read and enjoy the entries. Here is my ( last minute) entry:


Winston Wins! (213 words) — Corine Timmer (www.bicadeideias.com)


Winston the Woodpecker couldn’t sleep. He only had one thing on his mind—the redhead he had spotted the previous day. A crimson colour so deep, it had set his heart aflutter. She was the hen he wanted to invite to the Spring Ball.


But he was not the only one.


Some of his friends had noticed her too—and they were bigger and better drummers. Their neck muscles were stronger and their bills thicker and sturdier. They drummed for long periods of time without effort.


How can I compete? Winston pondered. Everyone knew that the best and loudest drummers got the nicest hens—and this hen was dazzling.


All through the night, Winston thought of a plan to win her heart. But it was not until the waste collectors arrived to empty the bins, that an idea popped into his mind.


So, the next morning, instead of squabbling over a few dead tree trunks, Winston flew to one of the empty litter bins, gripped the rim, and started to drum.


RAT-A-TAT-TAT, RAT-A-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT, RAT-A-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT.


The surrounding trees and houses shook as the sound bounced off them. Winston drummed and drummed until he had caught the attention of all the hens. But he was only interested in the one.


Had she heard him?


CUK-CUK-CUK-YEAH!


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Honourable Mention in the HSA Henderson Haiku Contest 2017

Geplaatst op 28 november, 2017 om 19:45 Comments reacties (0)

I am pleasantly surprised and excited. :D One of my haiku (see below)

has been awarded an Honourable Mention in the HSA´s Henderson Haiku Contest.

The judges for 2017 were Cherie Hunter Day and Robert Gilliland.

The haiku and the judges' comments are published in the fall issue of Frogpond and

on the Haiku Society of America website.


summer holiday

walking the dogs

where they want to go


Corine Timmer 2017


The contest results are as follows:

First Place: Gary Hotham, Scaggsville, Maryland

Second Place: Michele Root-Bernstein, East Lansing, Michigan

Third Place: Alison Woolpert, Santa Cruz, California

Honorable Mentions (unranked):

Tigz De Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain

Lew Watts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Corine Timmer, Algarve, Portugal


Halloweensie Contest 2017 2

Geplaatst op 31 oktober, 2017 om 17:30 Comments reacties (0)

TRICK OR BE MY TREAT

Corine Timmer (second entry)


On All Hallows´ Eve,

under a humpback moon,

Chiseltooth Rat and Spiny Pocketmouse

set off in search of a treat.


But they were not alone.

Hoots and howls echoed through the night.


At the edge of their favourite field,

their hearts sank.

The giant corn stalks had vanished!

How could they avoid being spotted?


Spiny stood on her hind legs, inspected their turf,

and peeped the all-clear.


While the friends snooped for tidbits,

from the shadows of a corn stalk bale

slid a monstrous candy corn snake.


“Trick or be my treat!”


So the buddies sang him a lullaby.


Susanna Hill´s 2017 Halloweensie contest