Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2016

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

2016

Judges: Cor van den Heuvel & Scott Mason
See commentary by 2016 judges.

~ First Place ~

window . . . to window . . . and back . . . the cat

Celia Stuart-Powles, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

 

~ Second Place ~

spindrift . . .
I go where
the story takes me

Francine Banwarth, Dubuque, Iowa, U.S.A.

 

~ Third Place ~

drifting snowflakes
the police car’s ascent
up our driveway

Christina Sng, Singapore

 

~ First Honorable Mention ~

evening breeze
through the barnboards
final bid

Roland Packer, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 

~ Second Honorable Mention ~

our easy silence
every puddle
sky-deep

Annette Makino, Arcata, California, U.S.A

 

~ Third Honorable Mention ~

wedding invitations
the press and release
of the nib

Robyn Hood Black, Beaufort, South Carolina, U.S.A.

 

~ Fourth Honorable Mention ~

paddling through stars
the wake of a boat
long passed

Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

~ Fifth Honorable Mention ~

pride parade
from behind a cloud
the sun comes out

Olivier Schopfer, Geneva, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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