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2008 Haiku Poets of Northern California Haiku Award

Judges: Renee Owen and Michael Sheffield (Haiku) and Chuck Brickley (Senryu)

Haiku First Place
Author: Natalia L. Rudychev
the heart
drawn in snow
still falling
Haiku Second Place
Author: Susan Antolin
and so I agree
not to die before she does—
the sound of crickets
Haiku Third Place
Author: Linda Galloway
water thrush...
as if time never
visited here
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Ellen Abbie Compton-Tejera
mockingbird...
   but there ought to be
                a moon
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Linda Galloway
the gazing space
between us empty—
deepening autumn
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Linda Galloway
this day...
snow blossoms
on the plum tree
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Susan Antolin
higher than the roof
the peace rose planted
three wars ago
Senryu First Place
Author: John Stevenson
used bookstore
the creaking stairway
to poetry
Senryu Second Place
Author: Susan Antolin
corn maze—
we tell the kids
to get lost
Senryu Third Place
Author: Roland Packer
the guest preacher
in his Sunday best
passing thunder
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Scott Mason
  frescoed chapel...
I insert a euro
    and then there is light
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Roland Packer
burial plot
the salesman offers
a free will kit
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Melissa Spurr
red lipstick
her laughter at his jokes
louder than mine
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Tom Painting
sizing me up
the jeweler measures
her ring finger
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