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EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration: A New Record!

The EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration received 779 responses this year, more than double that of last year, and the most by far we’ve ever had. Thank you for your participation, and view the entirety of the poetic proceedings on the complete pdf of the event.

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    1. hi hansha: no haiku were intentionally excluded or edited out, but apparently i did not discover them all in gathering them from the comments box. please send me the poems you had included and i will add them at the end of the pdf. sorry for not getting you the first time. j

  1. well, that’s unfortunate that so many posts were left out.
    hopefully, this could be amended at a later time
    in any case, the original comment thread should be archived with the post (but i agree that it makes a difference to see it included in the final file)

  2. Yes, there are haiku that were posted on the thread and that’ve been lost. I recall reading Maureen Sexton’s and Brendon Kent’s, for instance. Perhaps the load was too much?
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    Of the 29 bird haiku I posted, 11 are published in this pdf. 18 are missing.
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    I suspect that missing haiku have randomly ‘dropped out’ rather than been edited out, though, because some people’s work is intact as far as I can recall and one bloke even has 42 ku in this pdf anthology . . .yes, I did count 🙂 .
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    The only one of mine that wasn’t previously published was this, the last:
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    Prince Charles in Darwin –
    leading the motorcade
    a strutting ibis
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    – Lorin

    1. Gosh, and gulp, I posted even more than that! 🙂
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      Ever since the Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku anthology, and Gene Murtha wanting to do a bird anthology, I’ve done even more birdwatching.
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      But I don’t mind if it’s edited down, but there were a handful of especially written haiku for the day.
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      There was a great atmosphere, with comments, banter, matching haiku etc… so it’s a bit of a let down when some people have had their haiku left out entirely.
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      I’m also wondering if there’s been a confusion over timelines, not allowing certain countries such as New Zealand and Australia?
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      I don’t expect my April 18th GMT Time posts to be included, but some National Haiku Day (April 17th) postings were excluded.
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      Perhaps there needs to be a rethink, so we can post as many as we like on the day, on the blog, but the actual PDF anthology just has a selection? A big task but there must be some out there who might love to be an anthology editor for The Haiku Foundation?
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      kind regards,
      Alan

  3. So terribly disappointing!! None of my haiku are on there. I don’t understand??

    I enjoyed reading all the others though. Fantastic!

    1. hi chad: no haiku were intentionally excluded or edited out, but apparently i did not discover them all in gathering them from the comments box. please send me the poems you had included and i will add them at the end of the pdf. sorry for not getting you the first time. j

  4. A massive combined effort.
    Do wonder, though, about the missing haiku.
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    Know I read Alan’s titmice ku.
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    AND a tragedy if “Yellow Tractor” is missing. (Brendon Kent).
    It was highlighted on the Re:Virals the first of 2018.
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    Jan in Texas

    1. Thank you Jan, it’s very disappointing…especially as it’s said to be complete as if mine and Maureen’s never existed…
      Oh well, it is what it is I guess.
      The pdf has brilliant ku though so congratulations to those who made the pdf.
      Brendon

  5. fascinating!
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    Alan, i don’t think any poems were excluded (though i didn’t count them), but they may not appear where they were originally posted. all my poems but one (which was composed for the occasion) were posted as responses to other poems but almost all of them appear independently one after another.
    i suppose it was logistically nearly impossible to track down and publish everything exactly as it was posted so kudos for the effort!

    1. As there were so many from everyone I just took note of my own. There were several there written especially for the day, that are not published. So just curious. Ones not included were about titmice which was composed within the timeframe and was in between others that are shown.
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      Perhaps I can submit somewhere, although it’s technically published via the blog, so would have to declare that.
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      Alan

      1. hi alan: no haiku were intentionally excluded or edited out, but apparently i did not discover them all in gathering them from the comments box. please send me the poems you had included and i will add them at the end of the pdf. sorry for not getting you the first time. j

        1. Hi Jim,
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          Thank you for the email that you sent out to us. I’m collating those I posted on April 17th that got missed out, and beg for the one by Peter Cox (permission given) be included.
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          warmest regards,
          Alan

  6. Wow! Quite an undertaking to put it all together. Thank you. Astonishing amount of participation and wonderful Haiku Poetry Day collaboration.

      1. hi brendon: no haiku were intentionally excluded or edited out, but apparently i did not discover them all in gathering them from the comments box. please send me the poems you had included and i will add them at the end of the pdf. sorry for not getting you the first time. j

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