My thanks to you all for playing this very fun visual game this week.
My apologies for the delay in announcements ... but I loved my trip to Savannah with Mermaid!
Here are my top choices:
Moi's cover selection and haiku:
Summer's beauty shed
a pointillist scrim subdues
Even high noon's light
(So well done it made Boxer experience a little swoon.)
I found the concept stellar, the use of "scrim" to define the leaf canopy effect on light ....brilliant.
Mostly I responded to the beauty of this written testament to her love of nature.
A Serendipity cover choice and haiku:
New York's daily calm bubble
Shattered by Sandy
I really liked the play of the image and the haiku.
Haven't we all played God? Shaking up a protected world thereby changing everything within?
In a snow globe the vision magically returns to it's full splendor once the shaken settles. The vision is unchanged. Not so much for our encapsulated hopes against hope. I am very shaken these days on many fronts. Are we shattered as a Nation? We just proved that.
Buzz had time to play this week with this combo:
A look up will save a life or,
Down river you go
I had to LOL at his manipulation to spell MAD vertically.
Mostly I liked this one because it is so true to the Buzz I meet on the blogs.
The Scout leader who teaches the realities of the " be prepared!" mantra.
The engineer who has a tongue in cheek view of the mishaps mankind creates,
( Can I take 9th avenue to the Sea of Galilee?)
The dedicated man who on occasion gets to kick back, down a brew and laugh MADly at the world.
Czar's first offering:
Ashen past; dreams wintering
I love the illustrators concept for this cover. It tells a story.
I love the haiku because it tells the same story.
I love the relationship between the haiku and the cover.
I fear the message of this reality too as I feel our "dreams wintering" American style.
Congratulations and thanks to all the players.
But as Chickory pointed out last week the backside of hosting is the judging.
Czar is our winner.