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Vanguard Haiku

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Vanguard Haiku


First Place

 

            lover's touch

            the peony unfolds

            pink by pink

 

Debbi Antebi


 


Second Place

 

 

crossing the border

I become someone

else

 

Ernest Wit


 


Third Place

 

 

winter wind

the way her nipples crinkled  

a lover long dead

 

David Oates

 

 

 

 

 

 


Seven Honourable Mention 

(In no particular order)

 


        ice cold water

        tasting the numbness

        of your absence

 

Raamesh Gowri Raghavan

 

 


cursing

the blinking cursor …

writer's block

 

Amy Losak


 


on a bicycle 

learning to balance again—

sixty-three years young 

 

Priscilla H. Lignori 

 


thinking about you

over the time it takes

a dewdrop to fall

 

Michael Galko


 


Syrian truce

first snow falling on

a roofless town

 

Damir Janialija

 


lived alone

the phone rings

in the dead man’s house

 

David Oates


 


what dreams

are made of -

spider silk

 

Debbi Antebi

 

 


  


Zatsuei 

 (Haiku of Merit)

 



pitch black sea

the deep end

of grief

 

Debbi Antebi

 

 



often

as we get older

tears in our eyes

 

 Owen Bullock

 



One white petal
From the sumptuous garden
Of my nemesis

Erin C. Castaldi

 

 



after divorce

plucking fleas off 

her cat's fur

 

Cezar Ciobika

 



rapeseed field
trying to help me
understand God

Cezar Ciobika

 



longing for
your gentle touch
meteor shower

Cezar Ciobika

 


the wounded rabbit
senses that the grass he lies in
will also die someday.

Ken Gaertner

 


even the water
on the otter’s back
is playful

 

Michael Galko

 

 

In the rear view mirror--

               towns, children, wives.

      

How quickly

                          they fall away!

 

D.G. Geis

 




reflections...
glazier inspects
his work

 

Nikolay Grankin

 



loneliness...
a ray of sunlight
and I

Eufemia Griffo



abstain from killing…
learning it
then slapping a mosquito

John J. Han

 

 



rock bridge
how long it's been
since we spoke

John Hawk

 



electronic mail...
a mesh of cobwebs
in the post box

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

 



Auschwitz camp.
from my winter coat
a button fell off

Damir Janialija

 



tugging each foot
out of the mire with each step
my life still stuck

Jim Krotzman


 



a highway
between the two worlds
no passage

Natalia Kuznetsova


wandering 
in some unknown land ... 
dad's vacant eyes


Natalia Kuznetsova


 


sunset on the sea - 
an orange life jacket 
floating by itself 

Natalia Kuznetsova

 


two people
a shadow –
argentine tango

Capotă Daniela Lăcrămioara


 



shopping cart
she rolls her world
down the street

 

Michael H. Lester


 



grandma's house
the normal rules
no longer apply

 

Michael H. Lester

 



the sound
of an approaching stampede
high school lunch bell

Michael H. Lester

 



the internet down
circling around the room
an elusive fly

Priscilla H. Lignori 


 



with his wings outstretched
he’s steadier than the kite ―
crow riding the wind

Priscilla H. Lignori



sultry night
our lips just shy
of touching

Chen-ou Liu

 



hospital parking lot –
the free places only
by mortuary

 

Tomislav Maretić

 



world in peace…
the TV out of order
for months

 

Radka Mindova


 



my plane
above a plane
above the clouds

Ben Moeller-Gaa

 



figures sculpted
on ancient temple walls-
still look at us

Aju Mukhopadhyay 


 



insomnia
cobweb fragility
while the world drives on

 

Timothy Murphy


 



jet lag
wishing morning
were night

 

Timothy Murphy

 


worn slippers-
the tiredness
of an impending journey

Ashish Narain

 


both you
and the moon tonight
a second late

Lee Nash

 



sky ablaze

another day melts down

into silhouettes

 

Dottie Piet

 

 



three turns of a pen

thoughts roll out slowly

into the night


 Dottie Piet

 



lengthening shadows
a crow’s dirge swells
in the dusk

Madhuri Pillai

 



Temple of Apollo
sea breeze brushing
the strings of his lyre

Ivan Randall

 



Many may watch me
but not as you do
the way you care

Riitta Rossilahti

 



beneath the spring leaves
the murmuring of secrets
of all that could be

Marie Shimane

 


whorls 
on my finger 
ley lines 

Christina Sng 

 


recession
swallows
drift away

 

Luisa-Evelina Stifii

 



owl-light
our shadows mingle
then separate

Debbie Strange

 



chili pepper –
the waiting
before the interview

 

Steliana Cristina Voicu

 

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