Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2021

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

2021

Julie Warther Schwerin & George Swede
See commentary by 2021 judges.

2021 haiku 1st

~ First Place ~

a year at most . . . 
we pretend to watch 
the hummingbirds

Tom Bierovic, Florida, USA

 

~ Second Place ~

Mars landing
cardboard softens
the subway grate

Scott Mason, New York, USA

 

~ Third Place ~ tie

daisies—
learning to live
in a crowd again

Tony Williams, Scotland, UK

 

~ Third Place ~ tie

open meadow
a monarch hinges 
on a milkweed

Brad Bennett, Massachusetts, USA

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

blossom to blossom 
a bee tips the fate 
of the world 

June Rose Dowis, Louisiana, USA

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

sand dollars
all that’s left of 
her summer job

Margaret Tau, North Carolina, USA

 

~ Honorable Mention ~

whether or not you forgive me—forget-me-nots 

Laurie D. Morrissey, New Hampshire, USA

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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