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2009 Haiku Poets of Northern California Haiku Award

Judges: Naia (Haiku) and Ce Rosenow (Senryu)

Haiku First Place
Author: Carolyn Hall
solstice moon
the sound of the mousetrap
snapping shut
Haiku Second Place
Author: Michael McClintock
to each other
in the dark—
waving lanterns
Haiku Third Place
Author: Bill Pauly
I lose a word
or two now and then
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Carolyn Hall
the old mare's grave
already dug
April rain
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Alison Woolpert
Mother's Day card—
the attempt to say more with less
written larger
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Carolyn Hall
the grief still fresh...
a leaf comes to rest
on its shadow
Senryu First Place
Author: Jeremy Pendrey
home office
my wife sends me an email
from the bedroom
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: John Stevenson
the librarian's
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Rich Krivcher
after the concert
the conductor motions
for his coat
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Ruth Holzer
retirement day—
my plastic I.D.
snaps in half
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Scott Mason
he talks about
his asset allocation
skimming bugs from the pool
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