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Vanguard Haiku

January 2015

Haiku page 3

Vanguard Haiku


FIRST PLACE

 

                    second opinion —
                    hopeless with grief
                    I feel my breast



Gautam Nadkarni

 



SECOND PLACE 


a wheelchair-bound boy
watching a kite get loose,
boundless skies above


Natalia Kuznetsova

 



THIRD PLACE 


setting sun
taking my thoughts
beyond the horizon


 Maria Tomczak



SEVEN HONORABLE MENTIONS 

(In no particular orde4


                    cancer ward ...
                    through the thin curtain
                    the sickle moon


Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă



slug graffiti on the walls
glittering in the morning light
so much to say


Richard Kay

 




winter dusk —
I turn the last page
of my life


Gautam Nadkarni





sprouting from the plant
in a dead soldier’s helmet
sunflower



Ronny Noor

 

 




no message
no letter
no phone call



James D. Fuson

 

 



the distant mirror
in this holiday restaurant --
my loneliness shows


Marie Shimane





human hope
long shadow between
sunrise and sunset


Stanilova






 


ZATSUEI 

(Haiku of Merit, in alphabetical order)

 

 





tapping me
wind in my empty sac
as if you were here


 Maxianne Berger



 




full yellow moon
purple sky, my day
reaches its end


Owen Bullock



with one breath
a life begins or ends
fallen ginkgo leaves


Bill Cooper

 




cataract
in mom's eyes -
the clouds only she sees


Judit Katalin Hollos

 




ship in snowstorm
inside a tiny bottle -
winter in my mind



Judit Katalin Hollos,

 




artificial turf–
i place a wriggling earthworm
amongst fallen leaves



Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy



enter November
summer's still-born placenta
twisted umbrella



Martin Esposito

 




clear autumn night -
my astronomy lessons
lost in space


 
Jay Friedenberg




a few peaches
left for the birds
a few they leave for us


 Simon Hanson






black crane flies
over the borderline
the sentry sleeps


Maya Kisyova

 




abandoned village-
the door of the church
has a new handle


Lavana kray

 

 




ordinary woman...
walking on your last footprints
in the snow


Lavana kray

 

 




he sees my nakedness
I see his
some things change in 50 years



Marilyn Linn

 




Diamonds!
Toss them on the ground
they become frost



Sally Long

 




gamma therapy ward -
the women in the waiting room
try on wigs



Maya Lyubenova

 




hotel lobby -
a mouse chases its image
on the shiny floor



Sandra Martyres

 




the hollow spot
to her curve…
new moon


Ben Moeller-Gaa






woods aflame
even the dying leaf
has hopes


Gautam Nadkarni

 




the year's end —
a palmist finds hope
in my lines


Gautam Nadkarni

 




the high sky...
I search the world for
the soul within


Gautam Nadkarni


 




‘too soon, too soon’
doves above a
small grave


ayaz daryl nielsen

 




men buying
what flies get for free
Mumbai street food



Ronny Noor

 




hawking sweets . . .
a tray on her head
with a child on her hip



Ronny Noor

 




another
elderly moment
forgot



andy pomphrey

 




the muezzin’s call
even the sparrows
fall silent



Brijesh Raj

 




full moon
revels in the secret
of reincarnation



Craig W. Steele

 

 



State of Affairs 7/11/08



U.S. crumbling,
sovereignty, freedom dying;
enemy within.



Gary James Sycalik





Today and Tomorrow 1/2/06



Up, down, back, forward,
now, one seems most important;
yet, tomorrow, not.



Gary James Sycalik



 

 




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