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Haiku page 1 - Neo Classical

January 2014

Neo Classical Haiku

 

 FIRST PLACE


                    melting snow
                    another hope
                    to fall in love

 

Robert Kania

 SECOND PLACE

 

    winter blues---
    donning his old sweater
    his young widow

Gracy D'Souza

 THIRD PLACE

 

    autumn foliage---
    in various vivid shades
    I wrap my hopes

Gracy D'Souza


 

 

 

 SEVEN HONORABLE MENTIONS

(IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)



                a falling leaf
                stuck in midflight
                spider magic

William Hart




before dawn
a leaf falls
from the sycamore


Owen Bullock


cold winds sweep the night---
the walls of loneliness
fall into silence


Gracy D'Souza



fog on fog---
the old temple bells
clanging through

Gracy D'Souza

 



parkland
I look at the fallen leaves
of my life


 Gautam Nadkarni


Curled and still clinging
Oak leaves


Karen Dick



one more hole
in my blanket-
winter deepens


Kashinath Karmakar




 

 ZATSUEI (HAIKU OF MERIT)



heat wave...
we buy things
we don’t need


 Anne Carly Abad




before the wreck
of another sunset --
the day moon


S.M. Abeles


shortest day
my shadow reaching
backwards


Mark E. Brager


summer cottage
in the old hammock
fresh snow


Mark E. Brager




the shriek
of a mynah bird...
first frost


Dawn Bruce




a street drinker sings
While Shepherds Watch
this winter wind


Paul Conneally


an icebreaker--
by fire my daughter nurses
my frost bites


Neelam Dadhwal



this wintry night---
deep in conversation
the mute moon and I


Gracy D'Souza




hillside view
she points out the colors
of december rain


Robert Epstein




overnight snow...
the black gelding
nuzzles my pocket


Grace Galton


moonlit snow field
all the stars, a-drift
all silence still


Jim Grotkowski


circling your feet
the bee undecidedly lands
on a clover nearby


Lavinia Andrei Jennings 




near the dahlia
a poet and a honey bee
searching nectar


Vidur Jyoti 




silvery clouds
around the full moon
whirling dervishes


Vidur Jyoti



dawn-
in a pavement sleeper's curl
deep winter


Kashinath Karmakar

 



the arctic breezes
held me hostage one winter
the ransom was dear


Tara Keogh


Crack in the lip
Crack in the heel
Winter is here to stay.


Reema Chandrakant Khudkhudia




Warm breezes
Rekindling love
Winter bade farewell.


Reema Chandrakant Khudkhudia



departing swans
last arctic sunlight
in their wings


Gérard Krebs

 



winter solitude -
through my window's narrow frame
looking to the sky


Natalia Kuznetsova


New Year's dawn in town -
streets littered with wrappings
and lost intentions


Natalia Kuznetsova




Cold winter night
The pigeons coo
For more closeness


Poornima Laxmeshwar



Misty winter morning
Blurred images
Of goneby days


Poornima Laxmeshwar



So full of itself
the winter moon spills on all
the slippery roads


Priscilla H. Lignori

  



The melting snowflake -
changes form even before
it knows what it is


Priscilla H. Lignori




all-night winter rain ...
remembering the heat
of our debate


Chen-ou Liu


winter wind --
the chimes clank loudly
in bare branches


CaroleAnn Lovin


deep winter--
a desiccated fly
in my wineglass


Carole MacRury




my walking stick
complains with every step -
Yukon winter


kjmunro




deep autumn
too breathless to blow
the sixty candles


Gautam Nadkarni






windless day
two poppy flowers
touching each other



Svetoslav Emilov Naydenov



топла супа
дъщеря ми сипва и на
снежния човек

warm soup
my daughter pours some
to the snowman too

Hristina Pandjaridis
Translation Vesisslava Savova




long shadows
stretch empty fields
harvest done


andy pomphrey

 



early summer
strawberries in the patch
half green half red


Patricia Prime


now night curtain falls
earlier and earlier
to winter solstice


Carolanne Reynolds, Canada



deep night
a prayer strip flickers
through moonlight


Bruce Ross




winter tree
after winter tree
bright day moon


 Bruce Ross 




winter woes-
mom complains of pain in
artificial knee


Yesha Shah,


the year ends
temple bells toll
renewal begins


Marie Shimane


the year begins
temple bells
erase the past


Marie Shimane




hot tea
your pair of gloves
on my scarf


Vessislava Savova

        
giant snow flakes –
so slowly are they tumbling
toward the calm ocean


William Seltzer





heat wave
again I learn
to slow down


Adelaide B.. Shaw

 



melting ice
each drop a tick closer
to spring


Adelaide B.. Shaw


winter morning
saying hello with
an Eskimo kiss


Diana Teneva




the old stork
pecking the first
snowflakes


Detelina Tiholova


the first frost --
all my pond fish
ignore me


Anita Virgil


skating with
wet clothes
goosebumps on her bum


Carmel Lively Westerman




my sleep was deep
and a snow storm had blown in
I wake in wonder


Neal Whitman




winter morning
the eyes of a dead fox
shining crystals


Ernest Wit




bare and naked
brilliant winter blue
atop the branches


David Wood

 

 



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