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

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2006

This program is supported by the Consul General of Japan in Boston

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.

 

sunlit clouds
snow in every crack
of stone Buddha


First prize -
Bruce Ross Bangor, ME

 

morning fog
joining our gardens
the scent of lavender

 

Second Prize -
Wanda D. Cook Hadley, MA


winter stars
a faint snore
from the bedroom

 

Third Prize -
Kirsty Karkow Waldoboro, ME

 

Special additional prize: “The Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award donated by Carolyn Lamb”

 

raindrops
on the leaves of sunflower
po-tan, po-tan
*

Verica Zivkovic Serbia and Montegro

* Po-tan, po-tan are Japanese sound words expressing slow tempo.

 

Honorable Mentions

 

pleasantly drunk …
fireflies come out
of the moon

Jim Kacian, VA

 

study window-
still missing the green spider
that lived in it

Beverley George, Australia

 

fluttering
in the spider’s web
a butterfly wing

Kenneth E. Carrier, MA

 

left out overnight
the child’s cup filled up
with snow

Nancy Prasad, Canada

 

in the shoebox
photos
from a different life

Gerd Borner, Berlin

 

neighbour’s cat
the cicada in its teeth
keeps singing

Ernest J. Berry, New Zealand

 

Quiet pier-
the Milky Way spills
into the sea

Zhanna P. Rader, GA

 

shorter days
the wind carries
butterflies

Marie Summers, MO

 

morning fog
the muffled sound
of the train

Deb Baker, GA

 

late autumn
a tea leaf in my cup
opens up

Natalya Sedenkova, Russia