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Haiku page 2

WHR March 2018

Haiku page 2

Shintai Haiku

 



First Place

 

 

        cicada song

        timeless lyrics from

        before time began

 

Michael Henry Lee  

 


Second Place


 

Another name

crossed out in the phone book…

another autumn


 

Natalia Kuznetsova

 

 


Third Place


 

nothing left
between us
winter moon


Andy McLellan

 

 


Seven Honourable Mention 

 (In no particular order)

 



        year’s end

        the last bubble

        left in my glass

 

Rachel Sutcliffe

 



the old plum tree

each year the same

each year so different

 

Marie Shimane

 



foreign battlefield 

the same weeds 
as back home 

Peter Brady

 

 



cold dewdrops
I imagine this world
without me


Gabriel Bates

 

 



shortest day

the darkness

within me too

 

Rachel Sutcliffe

 



gold flecks…

springing from the wattle

a honeyeater soars

 

Madhuri Pillai

 



typing a haiku

a woodpecker hammers into 

my muddled thoughts

 

Cezar Ciobika

 

 

  

Zatsuei  

Haiku of Merit, in no particular order)

 



seeking the moon
outside my window
an orphaned child


Angelo B. Ancheta

 





leave me alone
I’ll leave you alone
spring hornet’s nest


Fred Andrle

 

 



peach picking
juice runs
down my chin


Nancy Brady




faded carvings
in abandoned cemetery
a crow in the tree


Nancy Brady


 



piece
of a butterfly wing
autumn chill

Owen Bullock




a jogger
eyes a jogger
wet lilac

Anna Cates

 

 




childhood friends
their bench under the plum tree
covered with petals


Marie Derley


 



Budding peonies
Taut skin bulging, presaging
Summer’s explosion


Katarina Graah-Hagelbäck





impermanence
the butterflies fly
from flower to flower

Eufemia Griffo




the howling
of white wolves
white moon

John J. Han



burst of wind—
the hummingbird grasps
a blueberry stem


Elizabeth Howard


 



in the cathedral
my feet splashing
through rainbows of light


Marilyn Humbert

 



young leaves –
ladybird feet
scatter grazing aphids


Marilyn Humbert




clear pond...
my mother looks
back at me


Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

 



first love...
inside a dusty book
a pressed orchid


Samantha Sirimanne Hyde




the tree cries
with a woman’s soul
autumn sadness


Ani Staykova Ivanova




the last one
to leave the bus
winter sunset


David Jacobs





an ambulance
at the speed of light
winter stars


David Jacobs

 


sparkles of hoarfrost 
memories of mom now 
my diamonds . . . 


Jeanne Jorgensen



awake early 
mountain dawn shattered 
by coyotes’ first barks 


Jeanne Jorgensen

 


I hear you 
but don’t see you 
canyon wren 


Deborah P Kolodji


 




the first crocuses-
deeper is the silence of
the cricket requiem


Nina Kovacic




downcast moon—
a beggar stares into
his empty cup



Michael H. Lester

 




they cling stubbornly
even as winter deepens—
red maple's dead leaves


Priscilla Lignori

 




tadpoles—
my overuse
of commas

Martha Magenta





the snowdrops
shimmy in the breeze
dancing troupe


Patricia Massey

 




antique shop –
the shadows vibrate
at every ringing


Radka Mindova


 




elephant grasses
bowing down -
the weight of sparrows


Precious Oboh

 




a cherry petal
ousted from a branch
by a raindrop


Dejan Pavlinović


 




house for sale
in the front of it a quince tree
full of fruits


Djurdja Vukelic Rozic


 




global warming
ice in Paris
still ice


Srinivasa Rao Sambangi



 




dandelion puffs
hundreds of wishes
with one breath


Adelaide B. Shaw

 



silence
in sultry bed
drunken memories


R.K. Singh


 



last day of the year
leaving the vet office
empty-handed


Robin Smith

 


nettle season
learning nonchalance
from my cat

Christina Sng

 




foggy morning
only the kettle
whistling


Rachel Sutcliffe


 




ancient ruins -
spring rain speaks
a forgotten tongue


Maria Laura Valente


 




nightfall…
in the park just us and
cherry trees in bloom


Steliana Cristina Voicu

 

 

 

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