Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2019

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

2019

Judges: Carole MacRury & Christopher Herold
See commentary by 2019 judges.

~ First Place ~

ultrasound
the thump of a bee
against the window

Raquel D. Bailey, Jamaica

 

~ Second Place ~

high summer
the slow drift
of a heron’s landing

Michael Morell, Havertown, PA

 

~ Third Place ~

fireflies rearranging bedtime

Michele L. Harvey, Hamilton, NY

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

downpour
       alone together
              with our phones

Paul Kulwatno, Falls Church, VA

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

dawn chorus
all the birds
he used to know

Jacquie Pearce, Vancouver, BC, Canada


~ Honorable Mention ~

frosty night . . .
the horse’s breath
melts a star

Martha Magenta, Bristol, UK

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

barn owl’s cry:
the darkness
pierced with wounds

Temple Cone, Hyattsville, MD

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

it ends
with a text
april rain

Matthew Markworth, Mason, OH

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

crack house
even the shadows
have shadows

Roland Packer, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

to lead a life
of such purpose . . .
ants in a line

Annette Makino, Arcata, CA

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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