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Haiku 3: Vanguard Haiku

August 2012

Vanguard Haiku



First Place


                    Lazy afternoon
                    a river flows --
                    because it has to

        Armando H. Corbelle

 
Second Place


        post office
        the woman I almost married
        smiles hello

Howard Lee Kilby


Third Place



        Linen sheets
        shadows of love
        salvaged by morning sun.

Helen Frost
 

 

Seven Honourable Mentions

 (in no particular order) 

 

                 summer chill --
                suddenly in midlife
                I'm an orphan

    Carol Raisfeld, USA


alone
in the dark
with my conscience

Joseph M. Kusmiss

 

a blind wall
arising between us -
Indian summer

Natalia Kuznetsova

bamboo grove
he dreams of living
a monk’s life

Adjei Agyei-Baah

 

Midnight sun.
Clouds don't hide the light
in the fjord.

Volker Friebel

flow of river--
I gather wisdom
at every turn

Pravat Kumar Padhy

 

musical evening
the frog punctuates
Handel

Cynthia Rowe




 

Zatsuei

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

 

summer lust
ripe blueberries
where her eyeballs were

S.M. Abeles

 

Wedding Day―
seeing in each other
what others see not

Adjei Agyei-Baah


a yellow lotus
unfolding its noiseless leaves
the other name of love

after Herman Melville

Maxianne Berger


 

a stranger's trumpet
in that hot night
her burial urn

Maxianne Berger

shadows swimming
so where are the fish?
glass minnows

Maxianne Berger

 

are we 2 separate individuals
or is there an us?

Bruce R. Boynton


hollow sound
no life inside
this oyster shell

Bill Cooper

 

my clasped hands
one warm one cold
mutual strangers

Robert Davey


devil’s paintbrush
strokes of burnt orange
on the June wind

Ignatius Fay

 

Wet garden sacks
glisten and listen
as Salisbury planes purr overhead.

Helen Frost


Blind dog, ginger cat
snore gently in harmony
sleeping enemies.

Helen Frost

 

Sagging skin recalls winter grain

Jack Galmitz

hospice quiet
he peers at the picture
of his young bride

Victor P. Gendrano

 

stealth of raccoons
the intimacy of
a shared solitude

kate s. godsey


the crowded beer tent
holding its own a mosquito
makes the rounds

LeRoy Gorman

 

moonlight on bed
pale hand on pale eyes
lunar sleep denied

Jim Grotkowski

red moon
even the fissures of the earth
howling

Elizabeth Howard

 

winter burial
the eerie wail
of wind and fife

Elizabeth Howard

old man in the restroom stall
envying the power
of other streams

M. A. Istvan Jr.

 

only the smoke
and thunder of hoof beats
ahead of the flames

Jean Jorgensen

sudden shower –
in an open trailer,
naked mannequins

Anatoly Kudryavitsky



 

street light
tube light
moon light

Snehith Kumbla

Measuring the sky
between the branch and the ground -
descending inchworm

Priscilla Lignori

 

metal factory ~
oil fumes before

the Armageddon ~


Vishnu Narayanan



crowded bus--

behind me a stranger's
bold hand

Marian Olson

 

Sunday morning--
vendor’s voice carries
my old memories

Pravat Kumar Padhy


sun on his face
an old man reflects
life’s moment

Andy Pomphrey

 

forming...
the windborne seeds
a paucity of words

Ernesto P. Santiago


wasn't tired
of poppies yet
sunflower

Ann K. Schwader


 

As the wild dervish
Whirled,
The earth
Beneath his feet
Cracked open
Revealing
A chunk
Of brilliant
Sky!

Badal Suchak





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