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2012 Haiku Tanka Senryu Contest Result

2012

 

HAIKU    (Judge: Don Wentworth)

 

First Place ($100)

 

leaf color of an old song turning

                                                           

John Stevenson

 

 

Second Place ($50)

 

death notice

daylilies divided

for another garden

                                               

Michele Root-Bernstein

  

Third Place ($25)

 

spring thaw

the stone Buddha

still still

                                                              

John Soules

   

Honorable Mentions   (not ranked)

 

crocus

after such a long time

saying yes

 

Gregory Longenecker

 

which way out¾

the exterminator points

with his spray tip

 

Scott Mason

 

TANKA    (Judge: Adelaide Shaw)

 

First Place ($100)

 

knowing sorrow

won’t go sailing

or for a swim

I take a long walk

to the cliffs and back

      

Michael McClintock

 

 

Second Place

 

peppering

the morning egg

I work through

yesterday’s sedation

and my gift of bad news

 

                                                     

Michael McClintock

 

Third Place

 

sixteen next week

boys looking twice–

the wobble

on your bike

as you learn to steer

 

Lesley Anne Swanson

 

 

Honorable Mentions (not ranked)

 

paper dictionary

I search for the right word

to intrigue you

morning glory

slow to unfold

 

                                                                    

Garry Gay

 

I felt the glory

wrapped in the wind

and the sun

traveling alone

at about the second mile

 

Michael McClintock

 

a black rope

hangs from our childhood tree

the sound in her chest

lonelier

than a winter gust

 

Chen-Ou Liu

 

 

SENRYU    (Judge: Dee Evetts)

 

First Place ($100)

 

before we say good morning the electoral map

 

                                                        

Bruce H. Feingold

 

Second Place

 

neighbors

now that the fence has blown down

we wave

 

                                                                

Rich Krivcher

 

Third Place

 

sunbather

I elicit a wink

from her navel

 

                                                               

Ernest J. Berry

 

Honorable Mentions (not ranked)

 

my mother's walker

still far ahead

of my brother's walker

 

                Garry Gay

 

the perfect host––

directions about

where to find the moon

 

                                                             

John Stevenson

 

 

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