Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 1989

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

1989

First Place:

so many ways
within the waterfall
for water to fall

John Thompson

 

Second Place:

after the rain
on my vegetable patch
a new crop of stones

Dee Evetts

 

Third Place:

frozen in mud
by the vacant shanty:
lottery ticket

Joe Nutt

 

Honorable Mention:

the potter's hands
gently shape the vase
     out of himself

Frederick Gasser

 

Honorable Mention:

Watermelon rind,
sitting in its own juice
the summer sun

Garry Gay

 

Honorable Mention:

figure drawing class—
in the model's deepest shadows
a stark white string

Lee Gurga

 

Honorable Mention:

Ebb tide . . .
    a little sea
         in the shell

Robert Mainone

 

Honorable Mention:

watching rain
pouring down . . . pouring down
just watching

Joan Bulger Murphy

 

Honorable Mention:

abandoned store—
     large sign reading
          WE NEVER CLOSE

Denver Stull

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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