Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 1997

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

1997

First Place:

I'm caught in it too—
the blossom-loosening wind

June Moreau

 

Second Place:

Over the railroad tracks
the slow motion
of a snake

Gary Gay

 

Third Place:

The beetle I righted
flies straight into
a cobweb

George Swede

 

Honorable Mention:

leaf in my palm
its stem extends
my lifeline

Helen Davie

 

Honorable Mention:

about the tree
over my small son's grave
—tell me

Susan Gaston

 

Honorable Mention:

musty smell
forgotten . . . deep
into the text

William J. Higginson

 

Honorable Mention:

that Venus!
leading the cupped moon
through every turn of the road

Connie Meester

 

Honorable Mention:

"grabs" and "opens"
the fist
sowing seeds

Kohjin Sakamoto

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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