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Naviar Records Haiku Music Challenge

Posted on January 27, 2019 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (68)


When I read the Haiku Foundation’s post about The Haiku Music Challenge, I was intrigued. As a result of my curiosity I decided to give it a go myself. The GarageBand app on my computer had been idle for some years. Last week I composed my first creation. This is my second one. There’s much to learn, but it’s SUCH FUN. Madhuri Pillai’s haiku inspired me to participate again in the Naviar Records Haiku Music Challenge. Here is her wonderful haiku:


night wind

the bush comes alive

with dreamtime stories


Here is my music:

http://www.soundcloud.com/corinebicadeideias/dreamtime-ct-naviarhaiku264


 To listen to more tracks, please visit http://www.naviarrecords.com/blog/




Barking Mad Haiku now for sale!

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (28526)

I am happy to announce that Barking Mad Haiku, an anthology of dog poems by twenty haiku poets is now for sale. Proceeds go to street dog charities in the eastern Algarve, Portugal. Please go to the book or shop page for more information. Barking Mad is also on Facebook. www.facebook.com/barkingmadhaiku



Barking Mad Haiku

Posted on November 23, 2018 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (73)

Barking Mad Haiku

An anthology of dog haiku to celebrate the Year of the Dog

I am happy to share the news about a barking mad collection of dog poems by twenty haiku poets, published by bicadeideias. This year is the year of the dog, which started on my birthday. As a dog lover and guardian of lost souls, I wanted to celebrate this special occasion. What better way to do that than through poetry. So I ran into this project, tail wagging. The result is a little anthology of dog haiku by other poets and myself including mixed media art on each double spread. The aim was to keep it short and simple in order to appeal to a wider audience. I want to thank all the contributors for jumping onboard. Special thanks goes to Michael Dylan Welch for his support, guidance, and the blurb. I also want to thank all those who helped behind the scenes in one way or another. The print booklet in premium quality is available now for pre-order through bicadeideias publishing. You can message or email me corine(dot)timmer(at)icloud(dot)com and I will send you the details. All proceeds will go to two local dog charities in Portugal, where I live. The book will be released on 30 November 2018. Enjoy the trailer! Barking Mad haiku

bicadeideias publishing ISBN 978 989 99760 1 6

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A Sense of Place - Haiku

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (5402)


I am please to have a haiku featured and commented on in this week´s collection of poems. The prompt was: A sense of place: Mountains-smell. Edited by Katherine Munro at The Haiku Foundation.


https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2018/08/29/a-sense-of-place-mountain-smell/