Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 1985

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

1985

First Place:

     in utter stillness
the incense
          changes direction

Stephen Hobson

 

Second Place:

early spring sun—
the spinster combs out her hair
for nesting birds

David E. LeCount

 

Third Place:

canyon:
at the very edge
          riversound

Ruth Yarrow

 

Honorable Mention:

Out of its slipper
     her bare foot talking
          under the table

Robert F. Mainone

 

Honorable Mention:

      Burial prayers
grandson playing hide and seek
      behind the stones

David Elliott

 

Honorable Mention:

between the fireflies
the changing shape of darkness

Robert Kramer

 

Honorable Mention:

My father's hammer
warm again
in my hand

Dorothy McLaughlin

 

Honorable Mention:

under trees and sky
     the baby studies
     her hands

Margarita Mondrus Engle

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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