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2005 Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, Rengay Contests Results

HAIKU    (Judge: Christopher Herold)

 

First Place ($100)

 

autumn dusk—

a word that will do

for the one I can’t find

 

               Carolyn Hall

 

 

Second Place  ($50)

 

contractions—

the darkness

between stars

 

               Earnest J. Berry

 

 

Third Place  ($25)

 

a rack of antlers

nailed to the gatepost

lingering heat

 

               Carolyn Hall

 

Honorable Mentions

 

gone to bed angry

the din

of summer insects

 

               paul m.

 

 

 

winter night

one ear listening

to the pillow

 

               John Stevenson

 

 

 

unexpected visit

from an old friend—

flowers on the bramble

 

               D. Claire Gallagher

 

 

 

spading the garden—

each earthworm half

goes its own way

 

               Anne LB Davidson

 

 

 

 

SENRYU   (Judge: Tom Clausen)

 

 

First Place  ($100)

 

honeymoon dinner

nothing to talk about

until the tip

 

               Bill Pauly

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions

 

coughing, the exterminator

assures me

his work is safe

 

               Bill Pauly

 

 

polite conversation

I try to extract

the last cookie

 

               Scott Mason

 

 

reunion dance—

this time she lets him

crush her corsage

 

               Bill Pauly

 

 

his cluttered house—

sorting through books

on chaos theory

 

               Minna Lerman

 

 

embarrassed

by the lavish praise

I imagine getting

 

               John Stevens

 

 

 

continental divide

I look for the place

to                   pee

 

               D. Claire Gallagher

 

 

 

 

 

 

TANKA   (Judge:  Jane Reichhold)

 

First Place  ($100)

 

how long has it been

since we parted?

the snow has come

and I’m learning from geese

how to fall from the sky

 

               Jeanne Emrich

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

inherited—

long thornless rows

of raspberries

sweet thoughts flow to her

as every basket fills

 

               Kristy Karkow

 

 

Winter sun

on the doorstep a pigeon

stands on one leg

… the way before dying

Mother folded her arm.

 

               Pamella Miller Ness

 

 

butterflies alight

and easily blend in

by folding their wings

the flashes of blue reserved

for leaving

 

               Cherie Hunter Day

 

 

RENGAY   (Judges:  Ebba Story and John Thompson)

 

First Place  ($100)  

 

Inside Passage

 

morning stillness—

the ferry turns

through a patch of sunlight                  Michael Dylan Welch

 

               the tug’s bow rope

               tightens and slackens            Dejah Léger

 

uncle’s fresh catch—

the wood worn

beside the oarlock                                Michael

 

the whale’s hump

smoothes back into ocean—

my kayak rocking                                 Dejah

 

               a clanging of masts

               from the distant marina        Michael

 

first birthday—

he floats his boat

along the carpet                                    Dejah

 

 

Second Place 

 

Paper

 

paper lanterns

strung across the pagoda—

orange glow                                         Ariel Lambert

 

stuck on a gumdrop

playing Candy Land                            Stanford M. Forrester

 

house of cards

makes it six levels—

under-the-door draft                            Ariel

 

NYC postcards—

the space where

the Twin Towers were                         Stanford

 

wildflower bookmark

colors the page                                     Ariel

 

old woodblock print—

with a kiss the geisha

seals the letter                                      Stanford

 

 

Third Place 

 

Prairie Wind

 

white wind turbines

against a dark sky—

the screen door slams                           Vicki McCullough

 

     the 4-H flag

     tangled in its rope                           Alice Frampton

 

driving rain—

the shopkeeper brings in

the kites for sale                                   Michael Dylan Welch

 

     panties from the line

     caught on the neighbour’s fence     Vicki

 

U-pick strawberries—

the sign says

on one hinge                                         Alice

 

     the algae-stained keel

     of the upturned boat                       Michael

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

 

a tempo

 

curling my hair—

the showerhead drips

a rhythm to tap to                                Joann Klontz

 

the upstairs neighbor’s fondness

for Sousa marches!                               Carolyn Hall

 

out to check the mail

as the 12:15

whistles through town                         Joann

 

just as long as

the blips on his monitor

stay steady …                                      Carolyn

 

each teen at the bun stop

sways to her Walkman                         Joann

 

summer’s end—

the pulsing of cicadas

at dusk                                                 Carolyn

 

 

Learned by Heart

 

heirloom jade

in a rose-gold setting—

she’s forgotten the story                      Carolyn Hall

 

her third wedding ring

fairly tales learned by heart                  Billie Wilson

 

blank spaces

in the family tree—

leather-bound Bible                             Carolyn

 

a full moon tonight—

mayflowers pressed

in granddad’s journal                           Billie

 

Remembrance Day

the poppies blow … row on row          Carolyn

 

how softly the zephyr

ripples the willows—

recalling his touch                                Billie

 

 

 

will-o-the-wisp

 

before the lecture

he calmly pockets his pipe—

wisp of smoke                                      Zane Parks

 

a corridor of birds

ride the thermals                                  Kathy Earsman

 

young dog

pressing her nose

into the wind                                        Gino Peregrini

 

leaving Las Vegas

a dust devil                                          Zane

 

innocence

behind the shelter-shed—

cigarettes                                              Kathy

 

clear autumn morning

her breath fogs the mirror                    Gino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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