2014 Haiku Tanka Senryu Contest results

2014

 

HAIKU    (Judge: Michele Root-Bernstein)

 

First Place ($100)

 

cherries in bloom…

the delicate application

of makeup to bruise


     Scott Mason

  
Second Place ($50)

 

funeral

folding lilac scent

into his burial flag


     
Cezar-Florin Ciobica


Third Place ($25)

 

shifting expectations dandelion fluff

     Carolyn Hall

 

Honorable Mentions   (not ranked)


dusk on the mountaintop as if I had wings 

     Renee Owen

 

forgotten garden 

a fig tree enters

the fog

     Ernest Berry

 

solar eclipse 

your halo

slips a little

     Tracy Davidson

 



TANKA    (Judge: Michael McClintock)

 

First Place ($100)

 

remembering

joys of a tropic childhood

she startles him

by taking off her clothes

to dance naked in the rain

  
      Kirsty Karkow


Second Place


refusing

to use a walker

or cane

she leans on me

for the first time in her life


      Janet Lynn Davis

Third Place


each day

a little more is learned --

the names

of various beasts

and why the milk maid cries

  
      Kirsty Karkow


Honorable Mentions (not ranked)


a new day  

shall we grab it

laugh

and throw fresh popcorn

to the grubbling ducks?

 

      Kirsty Karkow
 

 

would literature 

have suffered greatly?

picture Juliet

leaning from the balcony

to shout go away

 

      Kirsty Karkow


SENRYU    (Judge  Jim Kacian)

 

First Place ($100)


my fence

and my neighbor’s

don’t quite meet


      Brad Bennett

Second Place


fan dance

her every

hair in place


      John Stevenson

Third Place

 

 

a fork in the road . . .

she opens the map

while I read GPS

 

      Chen-ou-Liu

Honorable Mentions (not ranked)

 

A crow

among the seagulls

tourist season


      Garry Gay

air horn—

a warning for someone

much farther away


      John Stevenson

three days

to stabilize

his health insurance


      John Stevenson

Guernseys turn

into the wind

dairy air


      Lesley Anne Swanson

 

 





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