Olivier SchopferOlivier Schopfer

Born 1966 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Living in Geneva, Switzerland

Olivier Schopfer has a degree in American and English literature. He is a member of the Haiku Society of America (HSA) and of the European Haiku Society (EHS). He likes to capture the moment in haiku, haiga and photography.
He also writes articles in French about etymology and everyday expressions: http://olivierschopferracontelesmots.blog.24heures.ch/

 

 

 

wildflower seeds
carried by the wind
the words I didn't say

Polish International Haiku Competition 2016, commended haiku

 

post-election
the path hidden
under fallen leaves

Right Hand Pointing 107 : Low Sky, Winter Haiku 2017 (ed. Eric Burke)

 

endless closed doors along the hotel hallway winter solstice

Modern Haiku 48.1, Winter-Spring 2017
Shortlisted for The Touchstone Award for individual poems published in 2017

 

day moon
out of the subway entrance
a saxophone solo

Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition for 2017, Honorable Mention
Modern Haiku 48.2, Summer 2017

 

sudden wind
the garden buddha's head crowned
with cherry blossoms

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2017, honourable mention 

 

waves washing
the sandcastle away
waning summer

Chrysanthemum 16, October 2014
A Splash of Water : Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology 2015, edited by Catherine J.S. Lee 

 

in the bleak winter sky
a tiny spot of blue
chaffinch song

Golden Haiku Contest 2014, runner-up

 

deserted beach
my footprints
follow me

Chrysanthemum 17, April 2015
Behind the Tree Line, Haiku Anthology 2015, edited by Gabriel Sawicki

 

the white lily's
pollen covered anthers . . .
time to confess

Modern Haiku 46.2, Summer 2015
Haiku Commentary, July 1, 2016 

 

a seed
inside the peach stone
the secret you hide from me

Mainichi Haiku Contest 2015, International Section, honorable mention

 

procrastinating
low on the horizon
cumulus clouds

Right Hand Pointing 95, Haiku Issue edited by Eric Burke, February 2016 

 

unanswered question
hovering in the sunlight
dust particles

Acorn No.36, Spring 2016

 

shining wind
the light chatter
of aspen leaves

Golden Haiku Contest 2016, runner-up

 

therapist's waiting room
orchid buds
ready to open

The Heron's Nest, Volume XVIII, Number 2, June 2016