Haiku Society of America Senryu Awards for 2009

Haiku Society of America Senryu Award
in Memorial of Gerald Brady

2009

Judges: w.f. owen & Johnny Baranski
See 2009 judges' comments.

First Place

the stylist
rinses away
the sound of her voice

Barry George (Philadelphia, PA)

 

Second Place

their first Thanksgiving
    posing together
    with the turkey

Marilyn Appl Walker (Madison, GA)

 

Third Place

graduation day
in the gait of our son
your younger strid

Kathe Palka (Flemington, NJ)

 

Honorable Mention

Kona Wind
an ocean between me
and my worries

Carolyn Hall (San Francisco, CA)

 

Honorable Mention

new bride—
the squeak of her
sweet corn being shucked

Bill Pauly (Dubuque, IA)

 

Honorable Mention

old timers' game
seventh inning stretch
the creaking of knees

Tony Virgilio (Camden, NJ)

 

 

 

 

 

These awards for unpublished haiku were originally made possible by Mrs.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