Haiku Page 2, Dec 2012

December 2012

 Shintai Haiku


First Place


            your hospital gown
            your unworn winter clothing
            still kept packed away
 
Marie Shimane
 



Second Place

       
          a tear of sorrow
          on the daisy’s last petal 
          he loves me not 

Mary Alves Sella


Third Place



         Christmas Eve
         the homeless shelter
         runs out of turkey

Alicia Hilton

  


 Seven Honourable Mentions

(in no particular order)


           frozen creek 
           a trapped moon 
           wriggles for freedom 

Adjei Agyei-Baah



after the breakup 

a midday wind joins my walk 
then the winter moon 

Brian Robertson




did I tell you

more than you could bear?
winter hyacinth

Tzetzka Ilieva


my winter shawl
never long enough
to wrap up the earth

Vladislav Hristov

  




Snowfall 

feathers from 
a hawk’s prey 

Vladislav Hristov


Gettysburg 

the hushed silence 
of fallen snow 

Gregory Longenecker

  




going home
I look for the smoke 
from the chimney 

Radka Mindova

  

 Zatsuei, Haiku of Merit 

( in the alphabetical order of authors’ surname)



Neujahrsmorgen – 
alte Schritte gefroren 
ein Lächeln schaut mir nach 


New Year's morning 
old steps frozen 
a smile follows me 

Gerd Boerner




waiting in--
blanket rain 
the only delivery 

Helen Buckingham



your white legs 

on a summer’s day

 

Owen Bullock 




trinket jar –
webs cover the 
wedding cake charms

Robert Davey

 


the only sound
my muffled footsteps
deep-leaf path

Marje A. Dyck 





the difference
between lonely and alone
autumn hues

Ignatius Fay



morning slumber --

they shuffle their dreams
on the blue dawn of snow

Claire Gardien

 




woodpeckers
morse code 
from the spirit realm 

kate s. godsey


hot fall day 

deer graze withered lilies 
in the slave cemetery 

Elizabeth Howard



oh this snow
cottage cheese in a tramp’s
cupped hands

Vladislav Hristov

 


another year—
who is it I’m shaving
in this mirror

Paul Hunter

  




snow-bound fields

stretching to infinity
moonlit silence

Natalia Kuznetsova


winter's eve -- 
tall bare branches 
tickle the stars 

CaroleAnn Lovin                              




Carved beautifully on sand,
Waves-
wash the beauty and the name away…

Arpa Mukhopadhyay



strays waiting

tossing dry cat food
into the snow

Mike Shaw



ask once again
who will be the last to die 
and still snow falls 

Marie Shimane



a gray finch laments 

perched on your favourite rose 
must I still share its sorrow? 

Athena Zaknic



blown in the wild spring breeze
I suddenly long 
for winter’s freezing calm 

Athena Zaknic

 

 

 

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