Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2009

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

2009

Judges: Marian Olson and Peggy Willis Lyles.
See commentary by 2009 judges.

First Place

The house finch
has a song for it,
morning after snow

Stephen Gould (Denver, CO)

 

Second Place

crescent moon
a bone carver sings
to his ancestor

Ron Moss (Tasmania, Australia)

 

Third Place

close enough to touch—
I let the junco lead me
away from its nest

C. R. Manley (Bellevue, WA)

 

Honorable Mention

Blowing leaves
tempt the old cat,
but not enough

Bruce England (Santa Clara, CA)

 

Honorable Mention

ancient mountains . . .
runners clearing hurdles
on the practice field

Michael McClintock (Fresno, CA)

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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