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Haiku page 2, Shintai

WHR June 2016


 

Shintai Haiku


First Place

 

        Ice-cold in the bedroom –
        stealing my husband’s body heat

Lee Nash


                                                          Second Place

 

        migrating cranes –
        why won’t he settle down with me?


Lee Nash


Third Place

 

        My shadow shrinking, 
        fearful of crushing 
        lilies of the valley 


Ecaterina Neagoe 



 

Seven Honourable Mention

(In no particular order)

 

 


        Zombie rhubarb 
        rising up from 
        its winter grave 

Adele Krusz

 

 


lavender field

time to change

my hair color

 


Cesar Ciobika

 

 



Again pas de deux -
among withered leaves
the flower of the wind


Ecaterina Neagoe

 



the last of the green tea
thinking of my family
still in Japan


Terrie Leigh Relf

 

 


A sign of spring
tears on cheeks bitter-sweet as
Finnish cranberries


 Riitta Rossilahti

 



fireflies

so many reasons

to shine

 

Debbie Strange

 

 



mending fences

the scent of sagebrush

on your fingers

 

Debbie Strange

 





Zatsuei  

(Haiku of Merit)

 



empty sky 
my puppy chewing 
warm grass

 

Ramesh Anand

 

 



a slow approach

to a resting butterfly

my shadow set it off


Adjei Agyei-Baah

 



summer skies
my heart dissolves
into a cloud


Mahrukh Bulsara





white noise

in black silence

midnight snow

 


Anna Cates

 




rape field

the tourists' breath

turning yellow

 

Cesar Ciobika




stumbled on 

a bramble leaf’s crimson death; 

found beauty beyond life

 

Mike Gallagher



moonrise—

only may blossoms

between us

 

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

 



spring thunder...

the heron's nest leaks

squawks and croaks

 

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy 


 



suddenly cricket
in my lap
seeking lyrics


Lydia Lecheva

 

 



honeymoon
car covered by blossom
beneath a cherry tree


Lydia Lecheva



fleeting glimpses
between cherry blossoms
a girl's sunny face


Chen-ou Liu



overnight rain --
dreams blossom into
morning flowers


Kumarendra Mallick






droning crickets

pause for a moment

to begin again

 

Aju Mukhopadhyay

 

 



We listen to the rain -
in the gazebo with lattice
the smell of hay


Ecaterina Neagoe



summer woods

a young soldier

hunts butterflies

 

David Oates

 



passing zephyr 

the nod it receives 

from the hibiscus 

 

Madhuri Pillai

 

 



lowering sun—
in its glow
a lacework of leaves


Lyn Reeves

 

 

 


You came walking
through the green singing a song
of forgiveness


 Riitta Rossilahti

 



two wildflowers kiss

in the meadow breeze

you're far away

 

Agnes Eva Savich

 



tropical sunset

forest walk 

with mosquitos


Christina Sng

 



military cemetery

His name only known to god

forgetful spring

 

Joachim Thiede

       

 

   


leaving home…
      the pull of touch me not thorns
      I ‘d have liked



Padma Thampatty



hill-side temple...

the tumble of bell-peals

down the steps

 

Vidya S Venkatramani


 

 

 


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