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Neo classical haiku

WHR Jan 2017
Haiku page 1

Neo-classical Haiku

First Place

       sleepless night –
        counting the drops of transfusion
        and the shooting stars

Dan Iulian


Second Place


one fox
now two…
moonlit path

Ben Moeller-Gaa

Third Place


watching one flake
the whole snowfall
slows down

Mary Stevens



Seven Honourable Mention 

(In no particular order)


    crescent moon –
    longing to scrape off
    the window frost

Jennifer Hambrick

after the rain
cosmos flowers
erect again

John J. Han


Intangible dance -
the shadow of first snowflakes
over chrysanthemums

Ecaterina Neagoe


Indian summer
a pillar of gnats
follow my shadow

Polona Oblak


the harsh touch
of stiffened laundry
winter twilight

Ernest Wit

winter thaw…
a river freeing its song
crack by crack

Adjei Agyei-Baah


snowy landscape
a dropping pen breaks
the office silence

Gérard Krebs





(Haiku of Merit)


In bed with the flu
lifting the blankets becomes
an Olympic event 

Sandra J. Anfang


full moon
the hunter’s shadow
betrays his steps

Adjei Agyei-Baah

snow flurries
freezing memories
of summer bloom

Anna Cates


the northern alps
a wintry wind fans
snow country

Jesus Chameleon


Granddad and grandson
at the empty café
watching the snow.

Vassilis Comporozos

Old branches creaking
Leaves rustling in the fierce wind
Tumbling to the ground

Suzanne Cottrell


autumn yard
moving shadows
of falling leaves

John J. Han


long winter
a boy learns to ride
a tricycle in the lounge

Zornitza Harizanova


snow on eyelashes
we run for the cover
of heavier snow

John Hawkhead


winter birds
tuning my ears
to the nuance

Michael Henry


angling sunlight
through the kitchen window--
winter approaching

Ed Higgins


looking for rain --
dry leaves scuttle
across the stepping stones

Elizabeth Howard


freezing fog
the gnarled cedar

Elizabeth Howard

foggy evening
the trees on the road home
don’t look familiar

Lyudmila Hristova


winter gust...
lighting the fireplace
old love letters

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

cold front...
across the footpath
the first jonquil

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

Outside the old dojo
The clatter of bamboo swords
Echoes in chilled air

Michael Janairo


hoar frost
on the avenue’s bare trees
ghosts of blossom

David J Kelly


The solitude
refines my thoughts -
leaves blown by the wind

Ecaterina Neagoe



a squirrel's ears peek
from behind a beech trunk...
softly falling snow

Polona Oblak


morning squall
a calf sprawls across
the frozen pond

Dottie Piet


the dog chases
falling leaves

Vessislava Savova

morning glories wait
as day folds into night
to catch the last rays

Marie Shimane


winter waves
after these long years
still swept away by you

Christina Sng


pours from the gutter

Mary Stevens


first winter alone
the silence

Rachel Sutcliffe

fall cleaning –
I put the old love letters
back in the box

Steliana Cristina Voicu



autumn wind
the old hound
runs in sleep

Ernest Wit

lost love
falling snow makes the night

Ernest Wit