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Haiku 1 - Neo classical

March 2013

    Neo Classical haiku 
 

First Place

 

        late spring –
        in the kid’s crayon box
        the green has run out

Radka Mindova

 

            Second Place

 

    born in still water –
    a frog rests on the surface 
    of a restless world

 Priscilla Lignori  


Third Place

 

    eight plates 
    six chipped 
    another year gone by 

 Cathy Drinkwater Better 

 


Seven Honourable Mentions
(in no particular order)



        A bloc of ice 
        running down the river 
        with a sea gull 

Liette Janelle




spring garden
pulling out a problem
by its roots

Gregory Longenecker


    hungry spider
    all you caught
    were these dewdrops

John R. Snyder




he lets the moonlight
write her a poem
too deep for words

John R. Snyder


    spring break –
    unplanned
    a new life begins

Carmel Lively Westerman

  



the whiteness
of the white car
melting snow

Ben Moeller-Gaa



    dawn--
    much before the milkman's
    a woodpecker's knock
 
Arvinder Kaur

   

 


Zatsuei
(Haiku of Merit , in alphabetical order)

  

  


new year
I record my dreams
in colored pencil

S.M. Abeles


A snow covered twig
Dripping slow into the lake
Song of the season

Tabir Alam




green frogs
on her yellow rain boots
the joy of puddles

Maxianne Berger

  



the no-sound
of falling snow
falling snow

Cathy Drinkwater Better


February thaw
the longed-for surprise
of crocus sprouts

Cathy Drinkwater Better


soft spring rain
the robin adjusts the mud
in her nest

Kevin Bradley




mountain road 

the rainbow curls 

under us

Belinda Broughton


insects mating
in a wildflower meadow
spring morning

Dawn Bruce




flutter
of a spring breeze...
fledgling's wings

Dawn Bruce


winter weakens—
knowing the ground
under her feet

Sondra J. Byrnes




spring wind—
my dog and i pick up
sticks and ticks

Sondra J. Byrnes


snowfall
warm smells
creep upstairs

Toni Calvello




morning glories
still curled in twilight…
scent of spring

Thomas H. Chockley


spring blossoms today…
had there been
no winter snow?

Thomas H. Chockley

  



yesterday’s puddle --
holding the rain, holding
the rainbow

Karen Cesar


blackbird
in the snow
blacker

Robert Davey




pigs forage
the winter field
gulls gatecrashing

Robert Davey

 



summer rain
the pallor of
mushrooms

Robert Davey 


childhood park
only the daisies
unchanged

Robert Davey 


row of motorcycles
under the bridge –
sudden rain

Jim Davis




the empty cocoon—
a butterfly takes flight
Easter morning

Robert Michael Drouilhet


all down the road
headlights
filled with snow

Ben Moeller-Gaa 




gypsy moth
late at night
storm door

Raffael de Gruttola 


quilted coat too hot
windbreaker too cool
bring it on spring

Jim Grotkowski




spring journey;
my mind keeps pace
with my feet

Ty Hadman


end of autumn
I light a candle
by your empty chair

Elizabeth Howard




pancake steam—
the thin mist on mornings
in a wicker swing

Alegria Imperial


A crow family
feeding their babies
with my strawberries

Liette Janelle


 

morning dew

  the many colors
   of the silkworm's thread

Alexander B. Joy




spring morn--
my daughter's little feet
in my stilettos 
 
Arvinder Kaur 


The Wall Street Journal
 piles up in the living room
 beside the fireplace
   
Howard Lee Kilby 

  



spring sun
cat naps rotate
through the house

kjmunro 


early fall morning
among the green bushes
rowan berries shine

 Joseph M. Kusmiss 



a gust of spring wind 
ruffles the distinguished crest

of the cardinal

Priscilla Lignori




closing for the day 
as gracefully as they opened –
the morning glories

Priscilla Lignori


the cold moon...
I recycle a dream
from my youth

Chen-ou Liu 




spring breeze
the blossoms of her kimono
begin to stir

Gregory Longenecker


spring river deep...
cradling the moon
down to the sea

CaroleAnn Lovin




longer light…
the deepening
of jacarandas

Devika Menon

 



clear spring day…
a hunting bird dives
into itself

Devika Menon


white days
ice breaks
last summer’s flowers

Sarah Clark Monagle




wheel of spring
saving all from winter
throws into jaws of summer


Aju Mukhopadhyay




spring cleaning—
scattering old feathers
from the nest

Nancy Nitrio




sudden downpour—
cherry blossoms floating
in rainwater

Nancy Nitrio


broken branch
in spite of it
early blossoms

Marian Olson


in the ploughed field
an abandoned scarecrow’s
vacant eyes

Patricia Prime




the gleam of cutlery
on the picnic rug
summer evening

Patricia Prime

  



arctic poppies
track the sun--
tundra in springtime

Ivan Frederick Randall


misty morning
all the way
to the sky

Cynthia Rowe


blossom viewing
for dessert she eats
cherry pie

Cynthia Rowe




spring squall
the first duckling
crosses the road

Cynthia Rowe


sultry night–
a thin rain seeps
into my dreams

Adelaide B. Shaw




winter nights
clutching hot water bottles
shuffling off to bed

Marie Shimane


fiftieth spring:
early daffodils
still surprise me

John R. Snyder



greening gingko

the temple slowly
vanishing

André Surridge




orange sunrise
spring carrots
rinsed for market

André Surridge

  



 spring shower
 a sudden explosion
 on my umbrella   

 Diana Teneva


 caged...
 cicada 
 still sings

 Anusha Hemamali Tennakoon


 

 winter vacation
 thesis get fatter
 he too

 Anusha Hemamali Tennakoon

 Sotto la luna
 scorre il fiume tra i pioppi
 via dai pensieri


 Under the Moon
 among the poplars the river runs
 away from my thoughts

 Felice Vinci 



 
 balcony hoarfrost
 a blackbird leaves
 his visiting card

 Alenka Zorman
  

 

 powdery snow
 an old couple wades through it
 towards the sun

 Alenka Zorman

 




 

 


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