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WHR December 2011


Neo-Classical Haiku

 

First Place

 

                    carrying
                    the last rays of the sun
                    kite goes home

aju mukhopadhyay

 

Second Place

 
                  he loves me not –
                    only three petals left
                    on the daisy

 Susan Constable

 

Third Place

 

                    eighty winters –
                    he shaves
                    the deep wrinkles

 Carmel Lively Westerman


Seven Honourable Mentions

(in no particular order)



            lit up

            by sheet lightning
            spear grass

 Patricia Prime

 


            rubberneckers -

            a skirt swirls in the
            autumn wind

Carmel Lively Westerman

 



            out in the evening --

            the full moon behind clouds
            teaches me patience 

Priscila H. Lignori





Zatsuei

(Haiku of Merit ,

in no particular order in terms of merit)

 

 

at the hummingbird feeder

nothing
but autumn mist

Anita Virgil

 

so eager to be

the late winter flower
blooms
 

Marie Shimane

 

pulling free

from the needle’s eye
winter wool

Patricia Prime

 

blackout−

the symphony of the crickets
at a crescendo

 Adjei Agyei-Baah

 

spring spirits
two doves
chase each other

 Joseph M. Kusmiss

 

 the lawn mower

stops with a groan
summer grass

Yinghong Lu

 

Harvest moon

through latticed window.
shadows intersect.


Dewdrops

cling to aspen leaf--
just for today.

Kamal Parmar

 

A rainy day
watered the dry fields-
a leaking roof.

Rizvana Parveen 

 

raindrops

from the umbrella spine
the winds of autumn

 Raffael de Gruttola

 

spring night

owl mates calling
loud as the moon

silver dawn

scent of plum blossoms
heightened by the rain

lavender rose

open so completely
to the sound of birds

kate s. godsey

 

park bench
she puts acorns
in his ears

Owen Bullock

 

sparrows still
at the window sill ~
winter shower

withered fields ~
children in tattered clothes
play foot ball
 

rice plants
sway in golden breeze ~
the still twilight sun

Narayanan Raghunathan

 

Lost in the fog.
Leaves
fall and fall.

Volker Friebel

 

moonlit pond --
fish swim from the shallows
into shadows

summer night --
the cereus vine stars
twine towards the moon

CaroleAnn Lovin

 

steadfast plough
pulling slowly through the oats
a centipede
 

Maxianne Berger

 


Across the road
like mice they scurry
dry leaves of winter

 John Hamley

 

pulling the blanket
tight around my ears
midwinter nigh

a hickory log
crackles in the fire grate
another year ends

John Daleiden

 


wild yellow irises
clog waterways, paddles dip
canoes swish

 Sterling Haynes

 

cold rain
old fountains splash
regardless

Sue Burke

 


autumn heritage
peeling and boiling apples
rust-colored thumbs

evening fog

autumn leaves
dripping gold

 Marilyn Potter



the thickest radish
of course it’s
a full moon

john martone

 

brown praying mantis
poised sedately between leaves
as if giving thanks

Gillena Cox

 

season’s end
moods change as well
a day breaks

Dave Wood


high wind warning

a lone red leaf
clings to a thrashing limb


barn eaves

potter wasps
molding clay bowls

Elizabeth Howard

 









            autumn –

            silently sliding into
            separation

Marie Shimane

 

            New Year's Day
            our sharp words
            our sad eyes

Peggy Heinrich

 

        autumn solitude . . .
        the beautifully furnished room
        so empty
 

Anita Virgil

 

            winter wedding
            no confetti
            only snowflakes

André Surridge

 








autumn leaves
kids busy collecting
colors

P K Padhy



time lag
a single leaflet twirls
the subway light

Hi-Young Kim


becalmed...

blue dragonfly hovers
the length of the oar

Hans Jongman


midwinter spring

the far side of each wave
a little brighter

Susan Constable

 

November afternoon
a brisk walk to the mailbox-
the last dandelion
 

 Christopher Hicks

 

sea foam
a small heron unseen
in the vastness

blooming garden
a lone wasp disappears
and appears again

police station
its garden chock-full
of roses

Rosa Clement

 


The rain turns to ice --
branches shimmer like tinsel
under the street lights


on a village road

they scatter like children --
wind-blown autumn leaves

Priscila H. Lignori


In the sky one star

brighter than others -
take me to Christmas

Riitta Rossilahti 


snow on the bench
frozen creek
still I come here

crocus
flutter with light
windy hillside

one white butterfly
chases another
into the sun

Marje A. Dyck

 

night-long snow
around the bird feeder
an assortment of tracks

Peggy Heinrich

 


from the apple tree
a red bird watches
the swirling snow


daybreak & still the snow falls

I sift powdered sugar
on my pancakes

Anita Virgil

 

night shift
only the air-conditioner
is not mute

thunder
a teddy bear
is held closer

Snehith Kumbla

 


the oak
is losing its leaves
am I losing you


her text...
it's all over
snow turns to slush

 André Surridge

 

the one star
and then only nothing
deep winter night

a tuft of snow
on the still wind-chime
morning sunlight
 

Bruce Ross

 

northern gust
a tumbleweed crosses
with the snow

last leaves
in tattered shadows
frost moon

flake by flake
the branches bowed
old pine

Ann K. Schwader

 

waning moon-
just a few gold leaves
on the aspen tree

nip in the air-
the apple orchard rife
with rosy cheeks

shorter days-
my five o'clock shadow
lengthening

Pamela Cooper

 

bright moon -
whiff of her scent
fleeting

Angelo B. Ancheta

 

after many months
of winter
light pains the eyes

Lucille Raizada

 


world tilts
day’s light waning
last rose

a whorl
wind dancing
autumn leaves

 Sandy Vrooman

 

winter morning
the last man in queue smiles
on reverse counting

P K Padhy


an empty nest
showing through the branches -
autumn sunset

Natalia Kuznetsova
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