Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2008

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

2008

Judges: Jennie Townsend, Missouri & Christopher Patchel, Illinois.
See commentary by 2008 judges.

First Place

Thanksgiving—
fifteen minutes
of mince pie

John Stevenson, New York

 

Second Place

blossoms . . .
the baby’s bare feet
pedal the air

Kristen Deming, Maryland

 

Third Place

butterfly
my attention
attention span

John Stevenson, New York

 

Honorable Mention:

one moth
a thousand candles
light the darkness

Garry Gay, California

 

Honorable Mention

trail’s end—
my pebble
settles the cairn

Linda Jeannette Ward, North Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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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See the complete collection of award-winning haiku from all previous Henderson Haiku Award competitions

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