World Haiku Review, Volume 6, Issue 4, October 2008 

Shintai (New Style) Haiku

 

 

THE BEST TEN

 

 

FIRST PLACE

 

    in shadow

    the moth stills its wings

    leaving dreams to fly

 

Marie Shimane

 

 

 

SECOND PLACE

 

    watercolour–              

    after lunch he adds   

    the stork

 

John Bird

 

 

 

THIRD PLACE

 

    A fallen gulmohur bud:

    An incomplete story but

    A complete poem.

 

Abhinav Maurya

 

 

 

 

SEVEN HONOURABLE MENTIONS   

(In no particular order)

 

 

    night alleyway...

    my floodlight shadow

    breaks into two

 

zinovy Vayman

 

 

    even his trees

    stay inside the fence

    unseen neighbour

 

Ann K. Schwader

 

 

    working lunch

    haiku scribbled

    on my napkin

 

Carmel Lively Westerman

 

 

    each day continues

    a journey of loneliness

    crows screech overhead

 

Marie Shimane

 

 

    dawn childbirth

    when the door opens

    a cock crows

 

Elizabeth Howard

 

 

    a week of rain

    new appreciation for

    the nuance of gray

 

Claudia Coutu Radmore

 

 

    reprinting the thesis

    leaving the mistakes

    in

 

Owen Bullock

 

 

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OTHER HAIKU OF MERIT  

 (Zatsu-ei in no particular order)

 

 

    year's end . . .

    the bedding piled up

    in the motel

 

Bruce Ross

 

 

    vinegar bath

    mother's diamond ring

    regains its sparkle

 

Peggy Heinrich

 

 

    noon church bell ...

    how her dress

    traces her

 

Tyrone McDonald

 

 

    on grass she shone

    under the vast sky-

    bare and alone

 

Aju Mukhopadhyay

 

 

    morn breeze

    the trees filter light

    and bird songs

 

john tiong chunghoo

 

 

    posh café

    the first bite of the plum cake

    sends me back home

 

Rafal Zabratynski

 

 

    a lady's voice

    "your poor mother's grave," she says

    needs your attention

 

Howard Lee Kilby

 


 

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