Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 1982

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

1982

First Place:

              horizon
wild swan drifting through
      the woman's body

Raymond Roseliep

 

Second Place:

deserted wharf
the mime bows
to the moon

Chuck Brickley

 

Third Place:

a spider's web
across the windharp
the silence

Elizabeth Searle Lamb

 

Honorable Mention:

under the back steps
     catfish still flop in the pail—
          the long August night

Rita Z. Mazur

 

Honorable Mention:

horns fold
at my shadow's touch;
brown slug

Darold D. Braida

 

Honorable Mention:

      early April rain
that woman fills every jar,
    seals them forever

Sister Mary Thomas Eulberg

 

Honorable Mention:

dead mynah bird . . .
with each passing car
its wing flaps

Darold D. Braida

 

Honorable Mention:

Picking cotton—
      the memory
           of birdtracks in the snow

Edward P. Willey

 

Honorable Mention:

Old tea bag;
     tints the moon
          slightly

Garry Gay

 

Honorable Mention:

blackened walnut
left unopened—
winter solstice

David E. Evans

 

Honorable Mention:

Distant woodchopper
inside the cabin
axbite echoes

Thelma Murphy

 

Honorable Mention:

    The grey cranes at dusk—
bending in a line along
     the crooked fenceposts

Richard Bodner

 

Honorable Mention:

checking for water
the woman finds a full moon
trapped in the cistern

L.A. Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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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