Happy Anniversary, dVerse Poets!


From my last week’s Twitter postings, a bevy of  haiku in celebration of dVerse Poets first year anniversary:

rare beauty of summer / dawn’s light through open curtains / worth the lost hours of sleep //

nature’s summer bounty / leave the night curtains open / fall asleep by the fireflies’ wink //

scent of fresh laundry / kissed with dew/  day’s last light //

silhouette at dusk / rappelling a high stone wall / spider //

wind whips the trees / green thunderheads roll in / suddenly all is still //

wind whips the trees sideways / rain finally starts / skies the colour of evil //

Here’s to another year of poems, poetics and fun with the dVerse team!

About Chris

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer with one foot in Canada and the other in Viet Nam. She writes mostly about food, nature, and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her writing and photographs have appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently wrapping up the final edits on a book of personal and food essays about living in Viet Nam. When not writing, Chris can usually be found in the garden, the kitchen, or the middle of a good book. Sometimes, all three practically at once.
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7 Responses to Happy Anniversary, dVerse Poets!

  1. ayala says:

    Here’s to another great year:) hope all is well.

  2. brian miller says:

    nice…i like the firefly winks…the rappeling shadow is a cool visual as well…great to have you playing with us chris and i look forward all the more to the coming year…

  3. kaykuala says:

    Wonderful sets of haiku, Chris! Be seeing you for the coming year!


  4. I love these precise images you’ve painted in words, Chris.

  5. Claudia says:

    oh i love the the fireflies’ wink and scent of fresh laundry ….and cheers to another year of poetry.. and off topic..so cool that you were in freiburg as well.. it’s such a beautiful town

  6. marousia says:

    Love the haiku :) Here’s to another year of writing as we please

  7. Awesome writes here.

    Particularly digging the phrase “green thunderheads”.

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