Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 1991

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

1991

First Place:

snowmelt . . .
     she enters
     the earth on her knees

Bill Pauly

 

Second Place:

an old woolen sweater
          taken yarn by yarn
                    from the snowbank

Michael Dylan Welch

 

Third Place:

a white horse
drinks from the acequia
          blossoming locust

Elizabeth Searle Lamb

 

Special Award:

sunlight shines red
through my father's thumb
on the steering wheel

Alyson Pou

 

Special Award:

          two women crying
one giving birth
          the other being born

John Thompson

 

Special Award:

Approaching the family plot . . .
my furled umbrella
turns into a cane.

vincent tripi

 

Honorable Mention:

Chernobyl victim—
fingers pressing the plastic
to his wife's caress

Marc Arvid White

 

Honorable Mention:

                        cloud shadow
           long enough to close
the poppies

Christopher Herold

 

Honorable Mention:

The thick clang
of a cowbell
the sun deepens

June Moreau

 

Honorable Mention:

Roses
in the smaller room
more fragrant

Sydney Bougy

 

Honorable Mention:

Ninety winters
          Spellbound
                     Again

Vicki Silvers

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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