Haiku Society of America Haiku Award for 2013

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

2013

Judges: Margaret Chula and Johnny Baranski
See commentary by 2013 judges.

First Place

flies wait it out
under a cow’s chin
spring shower

Temple Cone

 

Second Place

heartwood
the saw changes
its tune

Michele L. Harvey

 

Third Place

snow field
the earth marked
by fallen angels

Elizabeth Steinglass

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

setting sun
an accordion squeezes
the night air

June Dowis

 

no moon
the click of stilettos
on cobblestones

Ernest Berry

 

flowing estuary
native languages
long gone

Mike Blottenberger

 

in the hot tub
my eyes on her floating breasts
Hunters Moon

Neal Whitman

 

rosebud unfolding
the seed packet left behind
in Revelations

Scott Mason

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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