::::: Haiku Contest Results :::::

Poetry Japanese Haiku and Renga


Kaji Aso Studio has been happy to see such an international participation in our annual haiku contest. This means that Japanese cultural is being understood by more and more people. We are encouraged by your participation and hope that you will continue to write haiku and think of Kaji Aso Studio as your supporter.

Winners 2004

First Prize-
Olga Hooper - Michigan - USA

Monkey Year
divorced again
for the same reason

Second Prize
Verica Zivkovic -
Ser/ Montenegro

Sky clears up
hail on the sunflower
melting

Third Prize -
by Stanford M Forrester, CT - USA

cracked Buddha skull
I look inside
the emptiness

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Honorable Mentions

Mother's parasol
we unfurl the dust
of summers past

Ernest J. Berry, New Zealand

 

The shadow
of the bookmark's tassel
deepening snow

Michael Fessler, Japan

 

Asking old woman
about her youth
she keeps smiling

Tengu, Russia

 

Refugee office
little girl telling us
she had a kitten

Olga Hooper, Michigan

 

Late summer
high clouds wisp
into nothing

Jim Kacian, Virginia


A sudden warming
the snowman melts
into his clothes

Adelaide Shaw, New York - USA

 

Cloudburst
racing with leaves
a bird swishes by

Tei Matsuhita Scott, Virginia - USA

 

Autumn
a little birch does not know
how to shed its leaves

Barome, Russia

 

Unrequited love
my heart becomes
a gentle spring rain

Hiroko Okahashi, MA

 

My netsuke mouse
never squeaks, no..
a winter night

Michael McClintock, California