Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 1983

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

1983

First Place:

heart drawn in dust
by the old Indian . . .
rain

Bill Pauly

 

Second Place:

whispered dusk—
      a fox picks its way
           across the ice

Ross Figgins

 

Third Place:

mist
lifting
the loon's cry

Ruth M. Yarrow

 

Honorable Mention:

snowman's eye
sinking in
the spring rain

Ruth M. Yarrow

 

Honorable Mention:

Autumn afternoon:
I stand on the shadow
of the sparrow

Joyce Walker Currier

 

Honorable Mention:

ten below zero:
man and boy walk through their breath
to read old tombstones

Bill Pauly

 

Honorable Mention:

hot wind
the roadrunner's beak
opens and closes

Margarita Mondrus Engle

 

Honorable Mention:

Blackbirds descend
through the floaters
in this eye

Charles L. Cutler

 

Honorable Mention:

the old man
closes the shadow
in his hand

Darold D. Braida

 

Honorable Mention:

spring drizzle
rounding the thorn
a drop of light

Ruth M. Yarrow

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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