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

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2008

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.

 

the stone cutter’s yard—
polished granite blocks reflect
a blossoming peach


First prize -
Patricia Neubauer

 

the pallbearers—
last year’s acorns
crunch underfoot

 

Second Prize -
Keith Heiberg


mountain rain
the rising magpie’s
bloodied bill

 

Third Prize -
John Barlow

 

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

 

killing frost
all day a steady rain
of yellow leaves

Kenneth Elba Carrier

 

Senryu Award

divorce day -
no more staples
in our gun

Ernest J Berry

Honorable Mentions

 

metal roof—
the alternating feet
of a magpie

an'ya

 

summer’s end…
a float and line dangle
from the pine

John Barlow

 

sudden shower
the steel underbelly
of a bridge

John Bird

 

winter sunset
their argument’s
long shadows

Keith Heiberg

 

road work
three crows study
a pavement reflector

Catherine J.S. Lee

 

blowing through the holes
of the nomad’s flute—
autumn wind

Darrell Lindsey

 

missing face
of the snowman—
pleiades

Roland Packer

 

back-to-back blizzards
under one of those mounds
a stone Buddha

Bruce Ross

 

the colour
of the hill
pioneer graves

Sandra Simpson

 

snow-viewing
with a stranger
the silence between us

Tony A. Thompson