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Haiku Tribute Challenge May 24

For May’s Per Diem feature on The Haiku Foundation website Carlos Colón has selected poems written as tributes to fellow haiku poets, but without indicating who the recipient of the tribute is. We challenge you to identify the poet being honored today, May 24. Read the Per Diem poem, then send us the name of who you think is the honoree in the comment box below. All recipients, and identifiers, will be revealed at the end of the month. Good luck!

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  1. It is for Bill, Carmen. He loved bluebirds and blue-jays, almost saw both as his totem. After his death, going through his books to prepare them for his archives at Columbia University, I found a bluebird feather marking a place. I flexed it and it snapped…and in that, I felt his loss more acutely.

  2. It is for Bill, Carmen. He loved bluebirds and blue-jays, almost saw both as his totem. After his death, doing through his books to prepare them for his archives at Columbia University, I found a bluebird feather marking a place. I flexed it and it snapped…and in that, I felt his loss more acutely.

  3. Penny Harter’s haiku appears in Recycling Starlight, 2010.

    how brittle
    the spine of the blue feather
    found in his book

    I understand that the poems in this book deal with Penny’s mourning the death of her dear husband, William J. Higginson. I’m not sure if this haiku is for another fellow haiku poet or Bill, but probably for Bill.

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