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Neo Classical Haiku

January 2015

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Neo Classical Haiku



 FIRST PLACE


                rainy season 
                the sky pours 
                into my shoes 



Maria Tomczak



SECOND PLACE 

virgin snow
the old sleigh leaving
rusty marks


Ernest Wit

 

THIRD PLACE

snow on snow on snow
footprints
erased


John J. Han


 

 SEVEN HONORABLE MENTIONS 

(In no particular order)



                the year of the sheep
                seeking peaceful pastures
                before the shepherd calls


Marie Shimane


 

winter moon
the stillness of
the hornets' nest


Ben Moeller-Gaa

 




cool Mediterranean breeze . . .
all with their clay arms raised
Minoan goddesses


Bruce Ross

              

Apollo's temple
the melodic bird tops
the tallest pillar


Bruce Ross

  

midnight snow--
leaving footprints
in the silence


Kevin Valentine

             

book by book
the cold moon enters
my attic room

Chen-ou Liu




winter morn
even the jays
keep silent


Vessislava Savova



 

 

autumn—
carpeting the earth
one leaf at a time


Adjei Agyei-Baah


dressed in red
from boots to pompom hat --
first snowfall


Maxianne Berger





single star . . .
a deepening cold
in the bones


Mark E. Brager


branches
enduring snowfall
---the brightest redbirds


Jesus Chameleon



 

bitter wind -
the old painter chooses
only warm colors

Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă


  
surviving winter
petals without leaves
deep in the snow

Goran Gatalica




back to school

cicadas quiet
down

John J. Han



catching the moon
the frost shows off
its stars

Simon Hanson





Indian summer -
an old couple holding hands
stroll in the park


Natalia Kuznetsova

  
snowflakes
on my face
angels' scent


Lydia Lecheva





a poet's grave
covered with summer grass
the scent of rain


Chen-ou Liu


 



icy wind…
a sparrow nestles
in the street-bin


Maya Lyubenova


where have
those chiming bells gone?
snowdrops in the wind


Maya Lyubenova

 



yellow chrysanthemums
… sunrises and sunsets
in our yard


Radka Mindova

Translation by Maya Lyubenova

  



hear neighbor’s door
open — shut
december


John Martone

 



spring returns
barefoot in the grass
a child again


Gautam Nadkarni



 
winter morning
a thin patch of warmth
at old windowsill


Pravat Kumar Padhy


зимен следобед

в стъпките на заека

слънце

winter afternoon
sun in the rabbit
footprints

Hristina Pandjaridis

Translated by Diana Teneva

 



Winter city streets

 

Bimbi felici

albero risplendente

luce a tutti

 

Rejoicing children

a glittering adorned tree

light to everyone

 

 Carla Degna Mambrini Parpajola






feeling of fall
the last swallow landed
my window


Diana Petkova


Freezing winter
hunting in the wood
white breath


Abdullah Abdul Rahman


cold morning
each cat finds
its own patch of sun


Brijesh Raj





driving sleet
a seagull skims
the windscreen


Cynthia Rowe

 



Christmas eve…
re-filling our stockings
with hope


Shloka Shankar







winter sunlight
among the towering pines
startled silence


Marie Shimane






winter sunrise--
an owl announces last call
from the first shadow


Kevin Valentine


mountain meadow--
dew-sparkled grass
lit by the full moon


Kevin Valentine



 










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