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2006 Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, Rengay Contest Results

 

HAIKU    (Judge: Paul MacNeil)

 

First Place ($100)

 

mackerel sky—

the final wave

before you board

 

Earl Keener

Bethany, West Virginia

 

Second Place  ($50)

 

         Hiroshima Day

cigarette-pack cellophane

          uncrumpling

 

Claire Gallagher

Sunnyvale, California

 

Third Place  ($25)

 

end of summer

my garden

in one wheelbarrow

 

Margaret Chula

Portland, Oregon

 

Honorable Mentions (unranked):

 

Valentine’s morning—

returning redpolls

alight on fresh snow

 

Billie Wilson

Juneau, Alaska

 

 

the long stride

of a stranger’s walk

autumn sky

 

Roland Packer

Hamilton, Canada

 

 

dark spots

in the honesty pods—

looming rain

 

John Barlow

Liverpool, United Kingdom

 

 

summer solstice

the backyard venus

knee-deep in weeds

 

Roland Packer

Hamilton, Canada

 

SENRYU   (Judge: Carlos Colón)

 

 

First Place  ($100)

 

family secrets

the shape

of a popped kernel

 

Carolyn Hall

San Francisco, California

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions (ranked)

 

funeral—

we pray a split second

after the priest

 

John Barlow

Liverpool, United Kingdom

 

 

end of summer

press one

to confirm

 

John Stevenson,

Nassau, New York

 

 

from bee sting

to emergency room

six stop lights

 

Carolyn Hall

San Francisco, California

 

 

 

 

TANKA   (Judge:  Pamela Miller Ness)

 

First Place  ($100)

 

even this

late in the season

seeds sprout

the first tiny leaves

almost always in pairs

 

Cherie Hunter Day

San Diego, California

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention (unranked)

 

Sunday sermon

advising us to exceed

our limitations

a child in the next pew

colors outside the lines

 

Yvonne Hardenbrook

Columbus, Ohio

 

 

selecting a flavor

I’ve never had before,

mango-orange—

that will be my mood today,

the hottest of the year

 

Michael McClintock

Fresno, California

 

 

         first date—

      at the Drive-In

    a bag of popcorn

         between them

all those unpopped kernels

 

Margaret Chula

Portland, Oregon

 

 

RENGAY   (Judge:  Michael Dylan Welch)

 

First Place  ($100)  

 

Only Words

 

poem idea

on a napkin

in lipstick                                        Carolyne Rohrig, Fremont CA

 

note of condolence

run-on sentence                              Marco Fraticell, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada

 

 red

 her phone card

 on my dresser                                Carolyne

 

 carving

 my initials

only                                                  Marco

 

under his sleeve

concentration camp number            Carolyne

 

writer's block

 the moth

circles my lamp                              Marco

 

   

 

Second Place  ($50)  

 

Echoes

 

 by and 

100-year storm--

an antique toy

tangled in driftwood                       Billie Wilson, Juneau, AK

 

the empty perfume bottle

still full of her scent                       Carolyn Hall, San Francisco, CA

 

blue velvet--

memories of that Paris night

you walked away                           Billie

 

chill in the air

pebbles from Delphi

in my coat pocket                          Carolyn

 

dying embers--

echoes from the shaman's drum     

                                                        Billie

 

such soft rain--

new leaves on the ancient oak

begin to unfurl                                 Carolyn

 

 

 

Third Place  ($30)  

 

Loose Ends

 

the wee hours

weaving loose ends

into my knitting                        Pamela Miller Ness, New York, NY

 

beneath the comforter

the argument continues            Carolyn Hall, San Francisco, CA

 

frosted panes--

in my hair the grey streak

mother always wanted            Pamela

 

unlabeled tintypes

in the family album

drifting snow                        Carolyn

 

from an old flame

an unexpected letter            Pamela

 

velvet jewel box

just one of the pair

of heirloom combs               Carolyn

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