An idea without action is like a song without vocal. Corine Timmer, Faro, Portugal
loving Haiku it takes ten minutes to learn but a lifetime to master
Corine started reading and writing haiku in 2015. Since 2017 her haiku have been published in various print and web journals and she has participated regularly in competitions. In 2017 one of her haiku won an honorable mention in the Haiku Society of America’s annual Harold G. Henderson Haiku contest. In 2018 she won an International Sakura Award in the VCBF’s Haiku Invitational Contest, an Honorable Mention in the third anual Jane Reichold Haiga Competition, and in June of that same year she became Haiku Master in NHK´s Haiku Masters. In March 2019 she won an Honorable Mention in 8th Setouchi Matsuyama International Photo Haiku Contest. Corine is a member of the British and American haiku societies. On Facebook she is active in various haiku groups. She particularly enjoys photo haiku and haiga and also composes music to haiku at Naviar Records.
Haiku Master Award
NHK Haiku Masters, Shizuoka, June 2018
NHK Haiku Masters in Biei, Hokkaido, September 2017
NHK Haiku Masters, August 2018. Review by Kazuko Nishimura For people around the world, the World Cup was the highlight of their summer. Perhaps the “he” in this work was so into the tournament that no matter how beautiful or exciting the location around him may be, he’s completely focused on watching the game through a small portable screen. The photo pairs so well with this work that one can easily imagine the frog itself is watching the game. Or perhaps the frog is looking at the man watching the game. What a fun PHOTO HAIKU to end the summer!
8th Setouchi Matsuyama Photo-Haiku Contest, 2018
Jane Reichold Haiga Contest 2018
NHK Haiku Masters in yufuin, Oita, February 2018
NHK Haiku Masters, April 2018
NHK Haiku Masters, 2017