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April 2014

             Vanguard Haiku

 FIRST PLACE

 


            meditation —
            peeling the layers
            of nothingness



Gautam Nadkarni

 

 SECOND PLACE

 

end of summer

the out-of-tune guitar
in his empty room


Victor P. Gendrano

 THIRD PLACE

 


spring rain
on me, maybe on her
a city apart


Chen-ou Liu

 

 

  



SEVEN HONOURABLE MENTIONS 
(in no particular order)




        her zipper sticks
        half way up
        the flower moon

Chen-ou Liu




a leaf falls ~
lonely galaxies dissolve in
the lotus pond again


 Vishnu Narayanan




beach wedding –
to the sound of the tide
they exchange vows


Patricia Prime


a soft day–
past and present plans
come together


Adelaide B. Shaw




talk of war
sugar cubes dissolve
into darkness


Ben Moeller-Gaa

 



at a snail's pace
an empty shell at
the end of the trail


Michael Henry Lee


first rain —
the heavenly fragrance
of mud


Gautam Nadkarni





 



ZATSUEI 
(Haiku of Merit, in alphabetical order)



Only in love
is wearisome repetition
sought again and again


James Roderick Burns




in fights of spirit
where friction marries sawdust
carbon-based souls burn


Martin Esposito



eight-year-old winter
Father Christmas will be dead
next time the snow falls


Martin Esposito

 



a torn kite flails 
in the telephone line 
their runaway son 


Victor P. Gendrano

 

years missing--
I see your face here and yon
even in the haloed moon


Elizabeth Howard


missing you--
I choose red yarn
the color you loved


Elizabeth Howard




frayed thread
the prayer beads tumble
breaking the silence


Samantha Sirimanne Hyde


A stem of grass
takes less time to grow
than the trail of stars


Liette Janelle


 

we whirled and we

twirled into the depths of
our oblivion


Tara Keogh

 

two cups on the table

one of them
crystal clean


Maya Kisyova



the morning train --

joys and sorrow arrive
together


Kumarendra Mallick



neighboring balconies –
our flowers don’t speak
to each other either


Radka Mindova (translated by Maya Lyubenova)


 

many eyed fly
watches the infinite sky ~
countless rainbow suns


Vishnu Narayanan


 

a black crow rests
on a white crane, chats
in floral tongues


Vishnu Narayanan

 

the stranger’s hair
brushing my face in the breeze –
her lingering scent


Ronny Noor


putting on his shirt
his nipple still tender
from her bite


David Alexander Oates




following her--
I follow the tender
breeze


 Pravat Kumar Padhy




on the bench
where we once held hands
a snail’s trail


Patricia Prime

 



intensity
of their last embrace
southerly gales


andy pomphrey

 



searching on my
old college's wall -
entwined initials


Raamesh Gowri Raghavan

  



is it normal
to fall for one's own
divorce lawyer?



Raamesh Gowri Raghavan




her breasts
contain all the stars
of the Milky Way



Ivan F. Randall

 



embers glowing
under the Rose Moon
first kiss


Ivan F. Randall


lilies wilting
in the vase….
our anniversary this week


Aalix Roake




Along the moon bridge
across the river with you
to far-away dreams


 Riitta Rossilahti




bonfire night –
he plucks my heartstrings
with his song


Shloka Shankar


sunrise on the palms
the impossibility
of a last embrace


Marie Shimane


remembering
on this day of steady rain
lighter years


Marie Shimane


  

romantic dinner
as he pops the question
the candle splutters


André Surrid



spring in his step
falling in love with her
all over again



André Surridge




grandpa's burial
looking in the mirror
i see his eyes


Anusha Tennakoon

 



Palestinian sandstorm
the pallid sun
becomes a day moon


Zinovy Vayman



our pied hands touch
hope to glimpse sand hill cranes
magpies ambush us



Tyson West




first love
she finds his obituary
on the internet



Carmel Westerman





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