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2000 Haiku Senryu Tanka Contest Results

HAIKU   (Judge: Laurie W. Stoelting)

 

 

First Place  ($100)

 

wildfire

the thermometer climbs

all night

 

            Carolyn Hall  (San Francisco CA)

 

Second Place  ($50)

 

morning rain—

an egg for my father

spreads in the skillet

 

            Timothy Russell  (Toronto OH)

 

Third Place  ($25)

 

pear slice falling

to the kitchen floor

pale moonlight

 

            paul m.  (San Francisco CA)

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

 

snapdragons—

hearing the sound of

mother’s sandals

 

            joan iversen goswell  (Valencia PA)

 

childhood home

my concrete footprints

go nowhere

 

            Ernest J. Berry  (Picton, New Zealand)

 

cloudless sky

she cranks up

the big white umbrellas

 

            Carolyn Hall  (San Francisco CA)

 

 

SENRYU   (Judge: Paul O. Williams)

 

First Place  ($100)

 

open-air T’ai Chi –

the occasional clearing

of a raven’s throat

 

            D. Claire Gallagher  (Sunnyvale CA)

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

 

second heart attack

   he’s careful now

hiding the polish sausage

 

            Kay F. Anderson  (Redwood City CA)

 

moving day

again, I pack the china

we never use

 

            Geri Barton  (Levittown NY)

 

nude beach—

the crowd around

the dead whale

 

            Michael Dylan Welch  (Foster City CA)

 

 

TANKA   (Judge: Ebba Story)

 

alone with no moon

water-doused embers out

eyes closed . . .  I drift . . .

            in the dark within the dark

            I see your bright face smiling

 

            David Rice  (Berkeley CA)

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked)

 

floating moon

all night  your radiance

blinded me & yet at dawn

how crystalline the dew

on the chrysanthemums

 

            Pamela A. Babusci  (Rochester NY)

 

they say it has

as many seeds

as a human

has bones—

the shattered pomegranate

 

            Veronica Johnston  (San Francisco CA)

 

whirlwinds of wisteria

scattered

among last fall’s leaves . . .

my daughter’s friends share a joke

I don’t understand

 

            Linda Jeanette Ward  (Coinjock NC)