Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2011

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

2011

Judges: Jim Kacian & Billie Wilson.
See commentary by 2011 judges.

First Place

Navajo moon
the coyote call
not a coyote

Garry Gay

 

Second Place

deleting words
from the eulogy
falling leaves

Mark Smith

 

Third Place

calla lily
the sound of a ladder
lengthening

Cherie Hunter Day 

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

tasting the well
in the water—
summer stars

Marjorie Buettner

 

Mother’s Day
the expiration date
on wildflower seeds

Carolyn Hall 

 

northern lights . . .
the scratchy play
of seventy-eights

Michele L. Harvey 

 

a recurring escape from my father’s dream

Christopher Patchel


     the big dipper
no matter where I stand
      mountain sky

Michelle Schaefer

 

summer passing
the yard flamingo’s
rusty legs 

Michelle Schaefer

 

glint of sunlight:
the respirator carries on
alone

Charles Trumbull

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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