Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 1987

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

1987

First Place:

yard sale,
sunlight filling
mason jars

Jerry Kilbride

 

Second Place:

leaving home . . .
the smell of smoke
from old brick chimneys

Kathleen Burgy

 

Third Place:

frozen pond—
white antlers rise
through the ice

Ross Figgins

 

Honorable Mention:

June night
my mother alone with
her cancer

Steven D. Dalachinsky

 

Honorable Mention:

     at dinner
biting into the roast beef . . .
     the butcher's thumb nail

Sister Mary Thomas Eulberg

 

Honorable Mention:

phoning the neighbors
their real voices
through the open window

Dee Evetts

 

Honorable Mention:

repeating the lecture
his eyes following
the window-cleaner's blade

Dee Evetts

 

Honorable Mention:

Tools rusting
Unused on the work bench
A faucet dripping

Esther Harris

 

Honorable Mention:

full moon

      peering into
the half-built house

H. F. Noyes

 

Honorable Mention:

dusk
drawing the pond's depth
to the surface

Donald E. McLeod

 

Honorable Mention:

old woman, wrapping
her cat's gifts
—centering the bows

Carol Montgomery

 

Honorable Mention:

on the way to work
a hot air balloon
up in the mist

Lynn G. Moore

 

Honorable Mention:

this heat;
     the dog's tail
          the only breeze

Denver Stull

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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