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

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2014

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.


spring peepers
I open the window
to star light

First prize -
- Michele L.Harvey, Hamilton, New York


more and more
willing to leave this life
...light snow


Second Prize -
- Peter Newton, Winchendon, Massachusetts

onshore breeze rippling through dune grass a fox


Third Prize -
- Scott Mason Chappaqua, New York



Senryu Award

where would I be
without it

- John Soules, Wingham, Ontario, Canada

Honorable Mentions


all facing upstream
morning light

- Brad Bennett, Arlington, Massachusetts


prarie wind
from a cloud a brushstroke
of rain

- Alan S. Bridges Littleton, Massachusetts


the path
her tear takes

- Alan S. Bridges Littleton, Massachusetts


autumn chill
he holds her x-ray
and her hand

- Beverley George Umina Beach, Australia


straight and tall
the whole winter long...
row house garden weeds

- Gwen Gurnack Boston, Massachusetts


he fine tunes
his hearing aid

- Michele L. Harvey Hamilton, New York


skinny dipping
in the sun

- Jeff Hoagland Hopewell, New Jersey


late autumn
telling my folks
"order anything you want"

- Peter Newton Winchendon, Massachusetts


end of autumn
a barber sweeps the grey
across the floor

- Roland Packer Hamilton, Ontario


Passover moon
I pee
into my shadow

- Zinovy Vayman Allston, Massachusetts




cabin fever -
the radiator
hisses back

- Brad bennett Arlington, Massachusetts


how to rise
from my snow angel

- Alan Bridges Littleton,Massachusetts


conceptual art
the gallery filled
with tilting heads

- Scott Mason Chappaqua, New York