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

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2013

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."

 

dead of winter we scoop out the marrow


First prize -
- Scott Mason, Chappaqua, New York

 

company for lunch
a dozen eggs knock
against the pot

 

Second Prize -
- Brad Bennett, Arlington, MA


spring fields
all day the farmer
checks the sky

 

Third Prize -
- John Soules, Wingham, ontario, Canada

 

 

Senryu Award

bedside vigil
i check the time
by his watch

- Ernest J. Berry, Picton, New Zealand

Honorable Mentions

 

one dragonfly
replacing another
bend of the moat

Sheila K Barksdale, Gainsville, FL

 

winter stars
the evening news
so distant

John Soules, Wingham, Ontario, Canada

 

catching the sun
the majorette's
dropped baton

Scott Mason, Chappaqua, New York

 

endless rain
the horses sink deeper
in their skins

Ron Moss, Tasmania, Australia

 

the you
you would have been
earthshine

Roland Packer, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 

miners' hut
one bullet hole
leaks sunlight

- Ernest J. Berry, Picton, New Zealand

 

missing you
at leaf's end, and inchworm
wags into the wind

- Michele Harvey, Hamilton, New York

 

on a country road
cow scratches herself at
blosssoming plumb tree

Durda Vukelic Rozic, Ivanic Grad, Croatia

 

snow clouds
the locked barn
of a carousel

Paul Miller, Bristol, Rhode Island

 

moonlight
on her soft pale skin
luna moth

Jeff Hoagland, Hopewell, NJ

 

SENRYU HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

power suit
she pulls
the dangling thread

Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio

 

his folded hands
blessing our food
she slips me a French fry

Nan Dozier, Shreveport, Louisiana

 

trifocals
not even my hindsight
20/20

Barry George, Philidelphia, PA