Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2006

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

2006

Judges: an'ya and Michael Rehling.
See commentary by 2006 judges.

First Place:

season of lights
the postman
leans to the wind

Ellen Compton

 

Second Place:

having no thought
we've come to see them—
dogwoods in bloom

Michael McClintock

 

Third Place:

turning tide—
placing intact clams
back in the water

C. R. Manley

 

Honorable Mention:

mallard pair
he rocks
on her wake

Alice Frampton

 

Honorable Mention

filtering in
with the night air
a skunk's warning

Lois J. Funk

 

Honorable Mention:

stone in my pocket—
the brook cuts deeper
into the mountain

Merrill Ann Gonzales

 

Honorable Mention

a bee chose
the rose I meant to pluck . . .
empty vase

Joan M. Murphy

 

Honorable Mention

soba noodles . . .
the new year
slips in

Sandra Nickel

 

Honorable Mention

hazy dusk . . .
no one bothered to plow
the graveyard road

Bruce Ross

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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