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

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2017

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.

 

midsummer
the glide
between breast strokes


First prize -
- Hannah Mahoney ,Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

buying the dust
along with the book…
day moon

 

Second Prize -
Michele Harvey, Hamilton, New York


what was
what is
icicle

 

Third Prize -
-Alan Bridges, Littleton, Massachusetts

 

 

Senryu Award

pets long since gone
but living on…
as passwords

- Kenneth Elba Carrier, Wakefield, Massachusetts

Haiku Honorable Mentions

 

a to do list longer than my life autumn rain

- John Barlow Ormskirk, UK

 

coastal scrub
a hawk’s shadow
stills the sagebrush

- John Barlow Ormskirk, UK

 

snow
softening
the teasels

- John Barlow Ormskirk, UK

 

first light
about to touch
butterfly eggs

- Meik Blöttenberger Hanover, Pennsylvania

 

as if they were one winter waxwings

- Alan Bridges Littleton, Massachusetts

 

Cranberry shoots
on a salt-marsh pond
Pink moon

- Patricia Gillespie Hexham, U K

 

a braille of larks
in summer sky
his touch

- Jennifer Hambrick Worthington, Ohio

 

spring chill
a duck’s glide
gets a boost from the wind

- Hannah Mahoney Cambridge, MA

 

kindly stopping
    for me
mourning cloak

- Scott Mason Chappaqua, New York

 

just before dawn the barn swallows the bats

- Julie Warther Dover, Ohio

 

SENRYU HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

bringing the wild
back into bed
indoor/outdoor cat

- Michele Harvey, Hamilton, New York

 

small town diner
two guys question
central intelligence

- Peter Newton Winchendon, Massachusetts

 

Valentine’s Day
his heart inside
the tiniest box

- Marian Olson Santa Fe, New Mexico