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2000 Haiku Presence Award

Judge: Brian Tasker

First Prize
Author: Joann Klontz
death day of my son
one thin cow
apart from the herd
Second Prizes
Author: Karen Peterson Butterworth
parents' old home—
still pencilled on the door frame
our childhood heights
Second Prizes
Author: Maurice Tasnier
those words
in her final letter
everywhere  craneflies
Second Prizes
Author: Grace Mathew
leaving home
taking a handful
of earth with me
Commended
Author: an'ya
banked fire—
a sigh from the watchdog
asleep in my arms
Commended
Author: Peter Williams
tiredness
a floating feather settles
on the concrete
Commended
Author: Jeanne Jorgensen
loner...
for a moment the sun's warmth
as he enters deep woods
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