Haiku Society of America Senryu Awards for 1990

Haiku Society of America Senryu Award
in Memorial of Gerald Brady

1990

First Place

On the same bus
    the same strangers
         as yesterday

John Thompson

 

Second Place

New neighbor
eyeing the worn path
between our houses

Michael Howell

 

Third Place

a man swept by
    in a wave rising, falling
         sees us see him drown

Michael Howell

 

Honorable Mention

fingering my tattoo
granddaughter asks
when she can have numbers

Lesley Einer

 

Honorable Mention

the words unspoken . . .
waiting for the toast
        to pop up

Kenneth Leibman

 

Honorable Mention

drilling deeper
my dentist talks me into
Amnesty International

LeRoy Gorman

 

Honorable Mention

Methodical husband:
On his list of chores, she finds
Her name

Anita Krumin

 

Honorable Mention

      running down
   FIGHT ILLITERACY
the gang’s red paint

LeRoy Gorman

 

Honorable Mention

drunken sailor
loses both shoes
tying one on

Brenda Duster

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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