Haiku Inspirations (cherry blossoms haiku paintings)

Paintings inspired by the winning poems from the past Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational including three beautiful artwork inspired by my own poem: late for work / cherry petals / in my hair  (Best BC Poem 2008):

Jessica’s petals by Vicki Halford
Lost in Time by Iryna Nikitinska
Lost Time by Kathy Cameron

I really love the painting Flying Resume by Doris Darbasie inspired by the winning haiku from Barry Goodmann(USA):

cherry blossoms
I fold my resume
into a crane
Barry Goodmann

 

Thank you to Vicki McCullough for sending us the list of poems associated with the paintings:

News from BC (pacifi-kana) — Haiku Inspirations is a juried art show that was put together by the Canadian Federation of Artists, in cooperation with the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Artists were invited to respond to any of the top winning haiku from the past five years of the VCBF Haiku Invitational. About 60 works were chosen for display. The exhibition runs until May 10. The works can be viewed at:
http://artists.ca/show/haiku_inspirations
 
Note: the website doesn’t show the haiku the painters chose to express or illustrate. Below, based on notes scribbled at the exhibition and name spellings checked against the exhibition list, the haiku is given, then the artists who painted to it.
 
the long road
boughs of white blossoms
light the way
Helen Baker, North Vancouver BC, 2006
 
Aphrodite Blagojevic
Gerda Volz
Mila Kostic
Barb Smith
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cherry blossoms
just a little piece
of blue sky
Grzegorz Sionkowski, Torun, Poland, 2007
 
Viv McElgunn-Lieskovsky
Louise Swan
Nancy Dean
Myrna Brooks Bercovitch
Lalita Hamill
Louis Yen (2)
Juhli Caldwell
Gillian Wright
Louise Nicholson
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cherry trees in bloom—
if only I could stop
the wind
Lucas Garczewski, Poznan, Poland, 2010
 
Becky McMahon
Norma Thomas
Linda Detlor
Anne Pelletier
Jutta Kaiser
Barb Smith
Inoue Etsu
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late for work—
cherry petals
in my hair
Jessica Tremblay, Burnaby BC, 2008
 
Iryne Nikitinska
Kathy Cameron
Vicki Halford
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The more I have
the less I need—
cherry blossoms!
Aurora Antonivic, Tecumseh ON, 2009
 
Bonnie Heather
Jennifer Mitton
Ali Aryan
Mila Kostic
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cherry blossoms
in every upturned face
a child’s eyes
Karen Cesar, Tuscon AZ, 2007
 
Dawn Joy Ritchie
Barbara Shore
Adrienne Peacock
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stopped in traffic—
on my window
cherry blossom
Sophia Frentz (age 13), Tauranga, New Zealand, 2006
 
Eileen Fong
Wendy Simmonds
Susan McGillivray
_______________________________
 
glistening on
the field’s dew
cherry blossom light
Candace Rooker, Vermilion OH, 2007
 
Catherine Adamson
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just a petal
the mountain vanishes
into pink air
Jill Stanley, Victoria BC, 2009
 
Melanie Kuzminski
Roxsane Tiernan
Inoue Etsu
Denis Walliser
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late for school
cherry blossoms in the way
i can’t get through
Pearl Bird (age 11), Winnipeg MB, 2009
 
Lorry Hughes
Louise Swan
Marilyn Champan
Valeri Sokolovski
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a winter blizzard—
I turn my calendar
to cherry blossoms
Marilyn Potter, Toronto ON, 2008
 
Halina Montrey
Margaret Elliot
Tatiann O-Donnell
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street hockey
young boys shoot cherry petals
into the net
Terry Ann Carter, Ottawa ON, 2007
 
Lynne Grillmair
Anita McComas
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cherry blossoms
I fold my resume
into a crane
Barry Goodmann, Hackensack NJ, 2006
 
Juhli Caldwell
Doris Darbasie
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biopsy . . .
but just for today
cherry blossoms
Laryalee Fraser, Salmon Arm BC, 2010
 
Pat Koehler
Atalanta Shi
Elaine Chatwin
Kristina Boardman
Darrell Baschak
Mary Parslow
June Harmon
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one street
connects to another—
cherry blossoms
Tish Davis, Dublin OH, 2009
 
Alexander Visnic
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the inspiration
for my wardrobe choice today—
pink cherry blossoms
Rukshila Dufault (age 17), Port Coquitlam BC, 2010
 
Aphrodite Blagojevic
Mary Parslow
______________________________
 
evening prayer—
the cherry petals
stick to the pane
Damian Margolak, Kielce, Poland, 2008
 
Becky McMahon
______________________________
 
In clearing mist
the creaking of a heavy oar . . .
cherry blossoms
Tito (Stephen Henry Gill), Kyoto, Japan, 2008
 
Darrell Baschak
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cherry tree
even the blind woman
picks blossoms
Rosa Clement, Manaus, Brazil, 2006
 
Linda Kalman
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a sudden hush
among the children
cherry blossom rain
Melissa Spurr, Joshua Tree CA, 2010
 
Gerda Volz
 
Source: Vicki McCullough