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

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2011

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.
"Please note: This is the corrected Winner's List. Due to a clerical error at Kaji Aso Studio, we had previously posted this list and mistakenly credited the "Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award" and one Honorable Mention to the wrong poet. These poems were written by Ernest J. Barry. We deeply apologize for this error."

 

spring equinox
the clack
of marbles


First prize -
John Soules, Ontario, Canada

 

closing day
vine tomatoes
warm my hands

 

Second Prize -
Beverley George, Australia


answering a question
with a question
hermit thrush

 

Third Prize -
Alan S. Bridges, Massachusetts

 

 

Senryu Award

new carnival
the fortune teller
asks the way

Barry Goodmann, New Jersey

Honorable Mentions

 

lake trout rising
to fire flies
among the stars

Gwenn Gurnack. Massachusetts

 

circle of leaves
the dog finally catches
his tail

Paulette S. Brown, California

 

a black split
down the boulder’s center
. . . end of winter

Bruce Ross, Maine

 

abandoned trailer lot—
first snow
covers the television set

Doug Obenhaus, Maine

 

an ocean
between us –
ripe mulberries again

Verica Zivkovic, Serbia

 

yard sale
the empty fishbowl
still wet

Peter Newton, Massachusetts

 

cloud light
the cows turned out
in the harvested field

John Barlow, United Kingdom

 

evening snow
the dark turns
lighter

Kevin Goldstein-Jackson England

 

the youngest
so far from home
evening star

Roland Packer, Canada

 

bulldozer
a yellow caterpillar
in its tracks

Ernest J Berry, New Zealand