Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2004

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

2004

Judges: William Cullen Jr. & Brenda J. Gannam

First Place:

Indian summer
a spent salmon
washes ashore

w.f. owen

 

Second Place:

after the funeral
whiskers still
in his razor

Becky Barnhart

 

Third Place:

the page-finders
of my father’s Daily Missal
losing their colors

Michael Fessler

 

Honorable Mention:

first buds of spring
   I change the washer’s setting
      to delicate

Marjorie Buettner

 

Honorable Mention:

Among the gravestones
with names worn away
children play hide ‘n seek

George Swede

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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