Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2005

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

2005

Judges: Francine Porad and Billie Wilson

First Place:

child's wake
the weight
of rain

Francine Banwarth

 

Second Place:

gunshot the length of the lake

Jim Kacian

 

Third Place:

a stick caught
on the lip of the dam
winter's end

Rick Tarquinio

 

Honorable Mention:

summer stars . . .
the old violin goes
to the highest bidder

Francine Banwarth

 

Honorable Mention:

winter drags on . . .
I squeeze the last drops
from a teabag

Kirsty Karkow

 

Honorable Mention:

distant thunder—
a titmouse gives one chirp
and falls silent

Origa

 

Honorable Mention:

Alzheimer's birthday
each slice of the cake
takes part of her name

Bill Pauly

 

Honorable Mention:

March winds
a decade has passed
by your grave

Marie Summers

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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