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

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2015

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.

 

full flower moon
a soft-shelled crab
emerges from itself


First prize -
- Alan S. Bridges, Littleton, Massachusetts

 

dry season
each cowherd’s song
to the well

 

Second Prize -
- Roland Packer, Hamilton, Ontario


birdsong before dawn
all the lives
I’ve lived

 

Third Prize -
-Mike Blöttenberger, Hanover, Pennsylvania

 

 

Senryu Award

dementia
wild daisies
on my grave

- Ernest Berry, New Zealand

Honorable Mentions

 

slowly, slowly
through lilies-of-the-valley
toad at noon

- Sheila K. Barksdale, Gainesville, Florida

 

tail of a hurricane
the place where butterflies flit
scattered with plums

- John Barlow, Ormskirk, United Kingdom

 

between headstones a snow angel

- Alan S. Bridges Littleton, Massachusetts

 

coloring outside the lines Alzheimer’s

- Alan S. Bridges Littleton, Massachusetts

 

special education class—
on the beach … wind in my hair
her first haiku

Beverley George Umina Beach, Australia

 

day moon…
fiddleheads unfurl
in their time

- Michele L. Harvey Hamilton, New York

 

gathering clouds
he clucks his horse
into a trot

- Michele L. Harvey Hamilton, New York

 

rail bed cinder…
a killdeer leads me
away from her eggs

- Michele L. Harvey Hamilton, New York

 

the silence
of black-eyed Susans
autumn moon

- Earl R. Keener, Bethany, West Virginia

 

advent calendar
a little door opens to
1964

- Scott Mason, Chappaqua, New York

 

SENRYU HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

slanted light
the bitter taste
of morphine

-Michele Harvey, Hamilton, New York

 

political banter paradiddle

-Roland Packer, Ontario, Canada

 

the care she takes in cutting her paper heart

-Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio