Rajandeep Garg is a recipient of a Touchstone Award for Individual Poems for 2017 for his poem
of a sigh
It first appeared in Modern Haiku 48.3.
Commentary from the Panel:
“The wide open space of the prairie and its never-ending sky, with our awe captured in a deep sigh. The alliterative repeating “i” sounds create a resounding echo that inspires the reader to experience the haiku moment along with the poet.”
“Only a haiku can capture the depth of such a moment. And this haiku does it very well as the ‘sigh.’”
“Such wide and expansive imagery is focused down to a deep sigh and we are left wondering whom, or what has created this emotion. Haiku such as these can be a journey to our own thoughts and impressions on the vastness of life.”
See the complete list of past winners of both Individual Poem Awards and Distinguished Books Awards in the Touchstone Archives.