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Haiku 1 : Neo Classical

August 2012

Neo-Classical Haiku



First Place


                drowning the cicada's song ...
                the swift currents of
                the Kiyotaki River

Lawrence 慈光 Barrow

 

Second Place


                midsummer -
                dropping a bucket
                into a deep well

Lawrence 慈光 Barrow

Third Place


            

            July fourth
            the patio littered with
            watermelon seeds 

Mary Alves Sella


 

 

 Seven Honourable Mentions

(in no particular order)

                   thunderclap--
                    we’re cast into darkness
                    by a lightning flash 

                DW Bender


too hot to care -
in my tea on an ice cube
a fly on a fly

Carol Raisfeld

 

summer doldrums
a trash truck parks its smell
and moves on

 William Hart


a summer leaf
taps me on the shoulder
what did I forget?

 William Hart

 

At dawn the silence
broken by the light footsteps --
a summer jogger


Priscilla Lignori

summer rain
leaves everything shining
except my dead lawn

Marilyn Linn


in a rose garden
remembering the beginning --
faded promises

Marie Shimane


 

 

 

Zatsuei

(Haiku of Merit , in no particular order in terms of merit but in the alphabetical order of authors’ surname)

 

 roadside cross
only the grass
shoots up this summer

S.M. Abeles

 

 

summer shower
on the roof
a million suns

 S.M. Abeles


new messages
from long lost friends--
frogs' chirrup

DW Bender

 

distant thunder…
evening rolls
into night

DW Bender


sultry heat,
air lightly fanned
by butterflies

DW Bender

 

under the cricket
another cricket
…deepening night

DW Bender


summer night
the moonlight on the river
lingers with me

Gerd Boerner


 

sultry night
the locket clings
to her

Robert Davey


 no matter how often
I thwart the ant
back he comes!

Marje A. Dyck

 

tiny hail
bounces
on the bright green lawn

Marje A. Dyck


hollyhocks
and rotting garbage
in the hot still air

Ignatius Fay

 

summer solstice -
the sunlight
in each wave

Jay Friedenberg


picking watermelons
the baby due
in august

Jay Friedenberg

 

spring cleaning
the first doll she gave
her newly-wed daughter

Victor P. Gendrano


green shadows
the softness of birdsong
when they first wake

kate s. godsey

 

when you leave
fireflies
are just bugs

LeRoy Gorman


out of the pond...
surfacing bubbles
the heat

 

Raffael de Gruttola

 

unhook the hours
let summer’s yellow sunlight
lengthen the shadows

Sterling Haynes


waning moon:
the retired pearl fisher
practices tai chi

Alicia Hilton

 

May afternoon
watching butterflies land
on my husband’s head

Alicia Hilton


winter squall
I lay aside the piece
on global warming

Elizabeth Howard


summer solstice
some ants are moving their eggs
in my mailbox

Tzetzka Ilieva


in between
two showers -- the full
arc of a rainbow

Tzetzka Ilieva




 

sudden squall
ripping huge oak trees
from the earth

Howard Lee Kilby

raccoons
eating the cat's food
summer moon

Howard Lee Kilby

 

midsummer -
a steamer cuts
the lake in half

Gérard Krebs


spring morning
sun on yellow fields -
an artist stirs

Joseph M. Kusmiss

 

summer carefree buzz -
a spider in the thicket
weaving undisturbed

Natalia Kuznetsova


On Memorial Day --
old soldier's eyes rest on
the butterfly's wings

Priscilla Lignori

 

dragonflies
dance above the water
teasing goldfish

Marilyn Linn


hazy moonlight
through the bare branches
Goldberg Variations

Chen-ou Liu

 

the sound
of racing engines
summer night

Gregory Longenecker


thin crescent moon --
a smile in the sky
and I chuckle too

CaroleAnn Lovin

 

light show dancing
emerald green
summer’s grasses

Kitsune Miko


evening chill
the glow
of the neighbor's bonfire

Benjamin Moeller-Gaa

 

That dark night with you
lit up for us all at once
the dance of fireflies

surendra munshi


heavy rain ~
green caterpillar safe
under the green leaves

Vishnu Narayanan


summer heat—
the cooling taste
of green cucumbers

Nancy Nitrio 


summer
a bee …
sipping water

Nancy Nitrio

 

dune after dune
so many ways to see
the summer sunrise

Marian Olson


swallow’s flight
amidst a hailstorm
glimpse of summer

Andy Pomphrey

 

indian summer ...
ice cubes crackle
in the lemonade

Carol Raisfeld, USA


heat lightning
mother's old rocker
creaks on cue

Carol Raisfeld, USA

 

Like walking into
A hairdryer, she exclaims,
This early spring heat.

Sondra Rosenberg


last day of summer:
the trees are ready
to let loose

Joey Noble Russell- Bridgens


squirrel scampers
along the fence top
last ripe tomato

Mary Alves Sella


gently the widow
prunes her roses
summer without him

Mary Alves Sella



 

unrelenting heat
the road to Melbourne bubbles
birds fall from the sky

André Surridge


a worm stretched
in the blackbird's beak
longest day

André Surridge

 

heat shimmer
the tremulous song
of a willow warbler

André Surridge


summer heat
we walk to the beat
of cicadas

André Surridge



 

summer dawn –
blazing sun drinks up
the dew drops

Diana Teneva

summer agony -
she scratches
her heat rash

Carmel Lively Westerman

 

bicycle
locked to the post –

heat accumulates

Jeffrey Winke

sunlit ledge

a sparrow ruffles

its shadow

Jeffrey Winke

 

hammock by the sea
gently swaying to faraway music
Milky Way

 Ethel Yanova 

 



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