Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 1986

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

1986

First Place:

                light
up under the gull's wing:
              sunrise

Ruth M. Yarrow

 

Second Place:

second husband
painting the fence
the same green

Carol Montgomery

 

Third Place:

such coolness
the snail stretches
its neck

Clark Strand

 

Honorable Mention:

the one legged bird
that deep bend before
taking off

David E. LeCount

 

Honorable Mention:

bird song
lost
in bird song

Peggy Willis Lyles

 

Honorable Mention:

walking in on her
dead eyes reflecting
          snowfall

Bill Pauly

 

Honorable Mention:

in the sea
the fireworks
rising

Rebecca Rust

 

Honorable Mention:

bird feeder untouched . . .

     alone again

Ruby Spriggs

 

Honorable Mention:

circling each thigh
     cool
of the night river

Ruth M. Yarrow

 

Senryu Award:

     small child
afraid to throw away
    his Church Bulletin

Carol Montgomery

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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