Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 1979

Haiku Society of America Haiku Award
in Memorial of Harold G. Henderson

1979

First Place:

the child
points at the moon
and says, "bird"

James O'Neil

 

Second Place:

one seagull
on a shaft of air;
dawn

Darold D. Braida

 

Third Place:

Lean man
Carving
The tree's dream.

Kirsten Stromberg

 

Honorable Mention:

morning-glory folds into herself into her folds

Marlene Wills

 

Honorable Mention:

from behind me
the shadow of the ticket-taker
comes down the aisle

Cor van den Heuvel

 

Honorable Mention:

Walking to Work

Pages lap at your feet
The quick eye holds up the news to the day

Michael O'Brien

 

Honorable Mention:

Part of a dog
walking by upside down
in the roadside puddle

Tal Streeter

 

Honorable Mention:

Where the ripple was
the fisherman casts his line;
another ripple

Garry Gay

 

Honorable Mention:

Quiet strokes
of night swimmer: the slap
of beaver tails . . .

Virginia Brady Young

 

Honorable Mention:

never expecting
the lilies in November
nor the small coffin

Raymond Roseliep

 

Honorable Mention:

      the room's smallness
fills with light
      this morning of snow

Michael McClintock

 

Honorable Mention:

The way of the conch—
blueing in the sea, and
echoing in the wind

Joyce Walker Currier

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs. Harold G. Henderson in memory of Harold G. Henderson, who helped found The Haiku Society of America.

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