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Haiku 2 - Shintai

August 2013

Haiku, page 2

Shintai Haiku

 

FIRST PLACE

 


                a firefly twinkling – 
                the silent witness of 
                our lovemaking 


Diana Teneva

    

 SECOND PLACE



summer heat
I cradle my child
that never was


Anusha Tennakoon

 

THIRD PLACE

 

 

laundry from the line -
carrying an armload
of sunshine


CaroleAnn Lovin


 

 

 

SEVEN HONOURABLE MENTIONS 

(in no particular order

  



                harvest moon
                on the church steps
                he gathers in believers


Cathy Drinkwater Better

  




thirst
a watermelon taste
on your lips


Vessislava Savova





middle of the night
woken from nothingness
to silent lightning


Bruce Ross


love lingers in a warm kiss –
summer sun
on the western horizon


Ronny Noor


sugar palm
sweet-smelling fronds
fan the breeze


Cynthia Rowe




grey dandelion tombstones
mosquitoes hum a doleful
requiem


Fern G. Z. Carr


fat old possum
passing through our backyard
for the thousandth time


Ben Moeller-Gaa

 

 

 

 

ZATSUEI 

(Haiku of Merit , in alphabetical order)

  


Last summer

 

we sat at home 
and painted 
cherry blossom trees

Mridula Arjun

 





This summer
we’re lost in a land
of alien shrubbery


Mridula Arjun




summer heat— 
lying hard on his shadow 
a drunk 


Adjei Agyei-Baah 

 




dragonfly—
you can’t put the world
behind you!


Adjei Agyei-Baah
    

across the water
a moist breeze
the scent of forest burning

Marje A. Dyck 

 




turquoise blue
of a summer horizon
the sound of sky


kate s. godsey




Hurricane season. 
We stockpile supplies, and wait 
to be washed away. 


A.J. Huffman 

 





last of the sun
gnats dawdling
in a shaft of light


Marian Olson


cotton pyjamas 
patterned with red hearts – 
how many summers left? 


Patricia Prime 






king tide
inundates the atoll
taro crop ruined


Ivan F. Randall


low tide 
the sound of children 
splashing, splashing 


semi