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2011 Haiku Senryu Tanka Rengay Contests Result

2011 Haiku Senryu Tanka Rengay Contest Results

 

HAIKU    (Judge: Christopher Herold)

 

 

First Place ($100)

                                               

you can forget

how to ride a bike

           autumn leaves

 

                        Carolyn Hall

                        San Francisco, CA

 

Second Place ($50)

 

wildfire the night sky full of pine

 

                         Ernest J. Berry

                        Picton, New Zealand

                       

 

 

Third Place ($25)

 

mist at dawn

from the other side

a loon’s call

 

                        Roland Packer

                        Hamilton, ON, Canada

 

   

Honorable Mentions   (ranked)

 

deepening twilight

no way to answer

the grosbeak’s song

 

  Carolyn Hall

                        San Francisco, CA

 

 

a long list of regrets the maple in autumn

 

  Carolyn Hall

                        San Francisco, CA

 

 

SENRYU    (Judge: Scott Mason)

 

First Place ($100)

 

death notice my first wife’s second husband

 

                        Joseph Robello

                        Novato, CA

 

Second Place

 

she lowers her voice

when she says it

         miscarriage

 

               Carolyn Hall

                        San Francisco, CA

 

Third Place

 

annoyed with myself static cling

 

                   Francine Banwarth

Dubuque,  IA

 

Honorable Mentions (not ranked)

 

old friends

content to wait

for whatever

 

  John Stevenson

Nassau, NY

 

 

unblinking eyes

of the fortune-telling gypsy

penny arcade

 

               Andre Surridge

                        Hamilton, New Zealand

 

 

aquarium piranhas

a toddler’s nose

pressed to the glass

                             Carolyn Hall

                            San Francisco, CA

 

chimpanzees whisper:

they’re just

like us

 

  Bill Pauly

Dubuque,  IA

TANKA    (Judge: Roberta Beary)

 

First Place ($100)

 

mid-autumn night…

the wind whispers to me

Chinese words

that offer me a home

in the shape of a moon

 

                        Chen-ou Liu

                        Ajax, ON, Canada

 

Second Place

 

our favorite walk

by the river –

deep in conversation

we cover

the same old ground

 

                        Cara Holman

                        Portland, OR

 

Third Place

 

her toothbrush

in my medicine chest

declares residency…

gazing at the mirror

a face hard to recognize

 

                        Chen-ou Liu

                        Ajax, ON, Canada

 

Honorable Mentions (not ranked)

 

on the porch

reaching for moonlight

I find it

already

on my fingertips

 

                        Lesley Swanson

                        Coopersburg, PA

 

 

closing the door

leaning back

against it –

a small room

for the night

                        Michael McClintock   

                        Clovis, CA

 

 

playing hide and seek

I was always afraid

I’d never be found

wild geese fly north

in a perfect V

 

                        Margaret Chula

 

 Rengay    (Judge: Renee Owen)             

First Place ($100)

The Last Word

 

Tracy Koretsky, Bellevue, WA

Kala Ramesh, Pune, India

Garry Gay, Santa Rosa, CA

 

record heat—

I let her have

the last word                     Tracy

 

echoing in silence

the weight of thoughts Kala

 

crossword puzzle

only so many ways

to say autumn                   Garry

 

everything I intend

in a sun-dappled kiss      Tracy

 

I pause

to listen in the rain

. . . notes of a flute          Kala

 

lost dialect

a lizard doing pushups   Garry

 

 

Second Place

The Space Between

 

Carolyne Rohrig, Fremont, CA

Christopher Herold, Port Townsend, WA

 

wooden bowl

wIth chopsticks I pluck out

the last grain of rice                        Christopher

 

a hawk

balancing on the wind                    Carolyne

 

electric blanket

I no longer turn on

her side of the bed                         Christopher

 

last line

the actor fades

to black                                                                Carolyne

 

the space between

here and the moon                         Christopher

 

modern art exhibit

a bare room

attracts the crowd                           Carolyne

 

 

Third Place

 

At the Edge

 

Linda Papanicolaou, Stanford, CA

sprite (Claire Chatelet), London, UK

 

early snow—

the trunks of aspen

by a hunter’s moon                        Linda

 

bruised pine needles

perfume the air                                                sprite

 

harness bells—

the beard on the Santa Claus

slightly askew                                    Linda

 

upside down

in hanging silver balls

the cat’s face                                     sprite

 

an ember pops

as we let the fire die                       Linda

 

nothing ever

quite as it first appears—

tomorrow’s game                            sprite

 

 

Honorable Mentions (not ranked)

 

Sliding into Place

 

Beverley George, Pearl Beach, Australia

David Terelinck, Alexandria, Australia

 

first spring day

green tea travelling

spout to cup                                       Beverley

 

                languid drift

                of words and wisteria    David

 

a book face down

on the wooden steps . . .

distant bell                                          Beverley

 

                silence

                in the slip of your sash

                full moon rising                 David

 

a screen sliding into place,

a silk fan folding                                Beverley

 

                supple footfall

                upon polished floorboards—

                nightingales sing               David

 

 

Two Fat Spaniels

 

Michael Dylan Welch, Sammamish, WA

Amelia Fielden, Buff Point, NSW, Australia

 

weekend getaway—

the smell of the sea

at the ferry dock                                              Michael

 

                in the queue a woman

                drenched in Diorissimo                  Amelia

 

laundry day—

she calls my dirty socks

toxic                                                                      Michael

 

grey smoke belching

from lumber mill chimneys—

rain in the pines                                                                Amelia

 

                a picture of roses

                at the olfactory museum              Michael

a lavender border

along the wedding path

two fat spaniels                                                                Amelia

 

 

 

 

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