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Haiku page 1

WHR June 2015
Haiku page 1

 Neo classical Haiku

 

 


First Place 



          pea tendrils 
          spiral up stalks 
          of falling snow 



Tyson West 

 

 


Second Place 



smell of earth 
turned inside out 
spring plowing 


Joyce Lorenson

 

 


Third Place 



ashes to ashes... 
the young widow looks up - 
double rainbow 


Natalia Kuznetsova 


 

 

 

Seven Honourable Mention

(In no particular order)

 

 


        miniature avalanches 
        slip from the plum tree 
        …first of spring 


Maya Lyubenova

 

 

 


the path turns to mud — 
great hope of catching a glimpse 
of the waking frogs 


Priscilla Lignori

 

 

empty park, 

snow on our bench 
instead of us 


Mojgan Soghrati 

 


after vernal floods - 
our spider in the basement 
resumes its work 


Natalia Kuznetsova 

 


silver jubilee - 
the cherry planted that day 
blossoming anew 


Natalia Kuznetsova 

 

 

 

melting ice rink 
her blades get deeper 
into the sun 


Alexey Andreev

 


lullaby 
rice plants sprout 
among stars 


Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă


 

 

 

 

 

Zatsuei

Haiku of Merit,

(in alphabetical order)

 

 


spring dusk 
we trek downwards holding 
onto our lightness 


Ramesh Anand

 




earth rhythms
crickets serenading
a full moon 


Anna Cates

 

 


cicada plainsong 
the sun lingers in 
the olive field 


Paul Chambers

 

 

 

morning haze 
a lawnmower scatters 
grass scent 


Paul Chambers 



 

 

white blossoms... 
brisk petals bring 
a fleeting joy 


Jesus Chameleon

 

 

 

long twilight - 
the cry of the last crane 
wanders from the flock 


Iulian Ciupitu 



 


both 
equally playful - 
the kite and the wind 


Iulian Ciupitu 


the horse’s mane 

and my hair fluttering - 
spring wind 


Iulian Ciupitu


 

 


spring grass 
white-flowering… 
overnight hail 


John J. Han 

 

 

 

reflecting 
on my faith tonight— 
quarter moon 


Devin Harrison

 

 

 

spring reverie-- 
pondering the language 
of birds 


Devin Harrison 

 

 

 

spring wind 
the wild geese’s course 
hitting turbulence 


Elizabeth Howard

 

 


harvest night-- 
the linchpin in my knee creaking 
my back saddle-sore 


Elizabeth Howard 

 

 

dusting 

the sepia photos... 
memories of spring 


Arvinder Kaur

 

 

kite flying day-- 

we lean closer 
to each other 


Arvinder Kaur

 

 

early spring 

cascading through bare branches 
robin song 


David Kelly



 


spring growth 
immature shadows 
growing darker 


David Kelly 

 

 

 

brand new butterfly 
iridescent scales sparkle 
on my fingertips 


David Kelly




two butterflies 
twirling toward 
a bed of flowers 


Anne Kim 



cherry blossoms rain- 
I turn my umbrella 
upside-down 


Lavana Kray 





do you hear 
the drainpipe's drumming? 
spring thaw at last 


Gérard Krebs 



the soft warmth 
of my child's breath— 
daffodils 


Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy 





Spring! 
suddenly too warm for 
the silk bed jacket 


Adele Krusz 


Greenhouse - 
everyone buying 
the smell of Spring 


Adele Krusz




after the rain 
a butterfly 
in myriad drops 


Lydia Lecheva 



she puts on 
green underwear - 
first day of spring
 

Lydia Lecheva 

 



spring dawn 
i manage to sleep 
trough the best parts 


Michael Henry Lee

 



forsythia buds — 
countless golden beginnings 
on a single branch 


Priscilla Lignori

 

 



play time -- 
the rainbow 
on the soap bubble 


Kumarendra Mallick

 



in a thicket 
the quail alone knows 
of her eggs 


Marietta McGregor

 



The morning mist roams 
back and forth like a 
voiceless wanderer. 


Joan McNerney

 



the blossoming cherry trees
we both say
Let’s remain friends 


Radka Mindowa 




scattering lights 
from the first train 
on the frost 


Takashi Nakamura 



Winter slips away 
on a sheet of ice– 
mist covers the buds 


Lee Nash

 



gravel road 
the pull-out paved 
with butterflies 


Nola Obee 



thawing wind 
the poodle's manicured feet 
caked with mud 


Polona Oblak 

 



bridal look-- 
spring arrives in 
my loneliness 


Pravat Kumar Padhy 





April morning 
alternately sweater 
and jacket 


Iwona Peplińska

 



snow melts 
the last drop 
in the bowl of the beggar 


Diana Petkova

 



fog... 
the world ends 
in the garden 


Gabriel Sawicki 




First drops of rain 
a rose past its prime 
loses a petal 


Adelaide B. Shaw 



dying campfire — 
the cricket's song 
a familiar tune 


Carl Seguiban

 



undaunted 
by the weight of snow 
the bamboo bounces back 


Marie Shimane 



spring morning 
ripples of laughter 
in the bedroom 


Diana Teneva

 



two butterflies . . . 
the age-old dance 
of spring 


Bill Waters


convalescence - 
the first blackbird song 
of spring 


Juliet Wilson

 



spring vacation 
starts with the travel section 
coffee in bed 


Neal Whitman

 



spring thunder 
in the striking of drumsticks 
the heart flutters 


John Zheng

 

 


A young man photographs 
An old man painting 
A flowering plum 


Robert Witmer

 



spring thaw… 
a little boy asks me 
about time 


Ali Znaidi


spring joy… 
roses bloom in the beggar’s 
palm 


Ali Znaidi

 

 






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