During my first trip to Toronto, one of the wheels of my luggage jammed. The metal got so hot (because of the friction) that I was constantly checking for signs of smoke, extremely concerned that my luggage would catch fire in the middle of Yonge street.
During my second trip to Toronto, from which I’m just returning, the wheel of my new luggage split in half. Pulling my luggage, I left a black mark from Toronton all the way to Vancouver. The streets of Toronto are really tough.
Old Pond Comics, published in Frogpond, Spring/Summer 2011.
Clouds of cherry blossoms/ the temple bell / is it Ueno or Asakusa? — Basho
Check out this list of haiku contests for this summer 2012. (A complete list of haiku contests 2012 is available on Old Pond Comics website. Bookmark the page!)
May 16: Katikati Haiku Contest
May 18-20, 2012 (Victoria Day long week-end): Haiku Canada Week-end in Toronto, ON.
May 31: Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku Contest deadline (extended). See Haiku Society of America website for full submission guideline.
July 31: Matsuo Basho Poetry contest (for the Basho festival in October)
July 31: The Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards
August 1, 2012: Deadline to submit to Frogpond (Fall issue).
Aug 31: Mainichi Haiku Contest