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Patricia J. Machmiller — Touchstone Award Winner

Patricia J. Machmiller’s poem

squash blossoms
the ribbon on her dress
unraveling

was a winner of a Touchstone Individual Poem Award for the best haiku published 2015. It first appeared in Frogpond 38:2.

See the complete list of winners of both Individual Poem Awards and Distinguished Books Awards in the Touchstone Archives.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. .

    squash blossoms
    the ribbon on her dress
    unraveling
    .
    Patricia J. Machmiller
    .

    Yes, squash blossoms have become very trendy in cuisine, so I guess there is a senryu aspect underlying the need to impress and one little detail unravelling, or symbolic of a few things unravelling: http://www.thekitchn.com/five-ways-to-eat-squash-blosso-87564

    Perhaps one of the most famous dinner party plays (and put onto television):
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigail%27s_Party#Plot
    .
    Certainly a lot of undercurrent, as there always are in certain apparently innocent home parties.
    .
    Alan

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