Keith Simmonds

Born in St.Philip, Barbados
Living in Rodez, France

 

Keith Simmonds

 

A caterpillar
dangling upon a leaf
awaits the miracle
Hexapod Haiku Challenge, April 19, 2010, Honorable Mention
 
 
 
 
A red butterfly
quivering upon a rose:
ephemeral glow
 
 
CRR Haiku Contest – Prize – Winners’ Circle 2010
 
 
 
Autumn mist . . .
a solitary goose flies
into early snowfall
 
 
Calico Cat International Bilingual Haiku Contest 2009 – Honourable Mention
 
 
 
 
A keskidee
announcing the dawn
with high octaves
 
3 Lights Journal, January 2010, Issue 1
 
 
 
 
Step by step
the mist swallowing
the chimneys
 
A Hundred Gourds, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2009 

 

scent of dawn . . .

blossoms swooning

upon blossoms

 2nd Annual Basho Haiku Challenge 2009 

 

heady aroma

sparkling with intimacy . . .

lusty joie de vivre

 

 Vicivino.com Haiku Contest – Prize, June 2009 

 

pink glow of sunlight

shimmering in my wine glass:

a full-bodied taste

 

 Vicivino.com Haiku Contest – Honorable Mention 2009

 

a leatherback turtle

transporting the full moon

on a lonely beach

 

 23rd  Ito-En Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest 2012 – Merit Award 

 

a sudden downpour:

umbrellas mushrooming

upon the boulevard

 

 22nd Ito-En Oi Ocha…2011 – Merit Award 

 

 

swine flu alert:

the bride and the groom

wearing their masks

 

 12th Apokalipsa Haiku Contest 2010 – Commendment

 

fishing boats

disappearing at sea . . .

a hole in the sea

 

 Genkissu! Spirits up! Haiku Contest 2009 – Prize 

 

mid-summer dawn . . .

sunflowers genuflecting

in the morning breeze

 

 Mainichi Daily News: Haiku in English, October 26, 2013 

 

echoes of light

piercing the dawn colours

tremors of silence

 

 Mainichi Daily News… December 6, 2012 

 

Grandma hums

a Christmas carol . . .

first snow

 

 Mainichi Daily News…January 7, 2011 

 

a caterpillar

dangling upon a leaf

awaits the miracle

 

 Hexapod Haiku Challenge, April 19, 2010, Honorable Mention 

 

 

 

a red butterfly

quivering upon a rose:

ephemeral glow

 

 CRR Haiku Contest – Prize – Winners’ Circle 2010

 

autumn mist . . .

a solitary goose flies

into early snowfall

 

 Calico Cat International Bilingual Haiku Contest 2009 – Honourable Mention 

 

a keskidee

announcing the dawn

with high octaves

 

 3 Lights Journal, January 2010, Issue 1 

 

step by step

the mist swallowing

the chimneys

 

 A Hundred Gourds, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2009 

 

Autumn sunrise

on a halo of mist

hitching a ride

 

Ambrosia - Issue 2, Winter 2009

 

A lantern

over the village . . .

full moon

 

Ambrosia - Issue 2, Winter 2009

 

The empty chair . . .

a flood of memories

for Mother's Day

 

A Hundred Gourds - Vol.1, Issue 1, 2009

 

The roaring sea . . .

a fisherman's boat

doing the twist

 

A Hundred Gourds, Vol. 1, Issue 3, 2009

 

Giant clouds

loitering in the sky . . .

summer solstice

 

A Hundred Gourds, Vol. 2, 2010

 

Typhoon:

city hanging

upon the waters

 

A Hundred Gourds, December Issue, 2011

 

Cicadas chirping

for the very last time . . .

atomic explosion

 

WHR, August 2010, 2nd place

 

Sacred sunshine shafts

piercing the morning silence

icicles crumbling

 

Mainichi Daily News, #681, March 4, 2006

 

Young lovers

looking for the stars

in each other's eyes

 

Mainichi, October 23, 2008

 

Tumbling

over the waves

gale winds

 

Mainichi, February 11, 2009

 

Father and son

fishing together

the same line

 

Mainichi, March 23, 2009

 

Gusts of wind

on the eagle's wings . . .

a tilted sky

 

Mainichi, June 17, 2013

 

A waterfall

pouring sunlight down

the mountain

 

21st Ito-En Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest - Merit Award - September 2010

 

Children at the beach

pouring pails of sunshine

back into the sea

 

4th Yamadera Basho Memorial Haiku Contest, July 15, 2012 - Distinguished Work Prize

 

Lovers dining

in the open air with

a slice of the moon

 

Klostar Ivanic International Haiku Contest, October 14, 2010 - Honourable Mention