Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 1996

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

1996

First Place:

the river—
coming to it with nothing
in my hands

Leatrice Lifshitz

 

Second Place:

deep silence
          the orphaned nestlings
          this third morning

Kay F. Anderson

 

Third Place:

summer solstice—
the long tips of lavender
bent by bees

Jeffrey Witkin

 

Honorable Mention:

snowbound
coloring inside
the lines

Sandra Fuhringer

 

Honorable Mention:

the dumproad pond
tadpoles exit
a birdhouse

LeRoy Gorman

 

Honorable Mention:

still sun-warmed . . .
the pulled-out scarecrow
in my arms

Kohjin Sakamoto

 

Honorable Mention:

Changing the swallowtail
      changed by it
           the spring wind

vincent tripi

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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