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2005 Haiku Poets of Northern California Haiku Award

Judges: Christopher Herold (Haiku) and Tom Clausen (Senryu)

Haiku First Place
Author: Carolyn Hall
autumn dusk—
a word that will do
for the one I can't find
Haiku Second Place
Author: Ernest J. Berry
contractions—
 the darkness
between stars
Haiku Third Place
Author: Carolyn Hall
a rack of antlers
nailed to the gatepost
lingering heat
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: paul m. (Paul Miller)
gone to bed angry
the din
of summer insects
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: John Stevenson
winter night
one ear listening
to the pillow
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: D. Claire Gallagher
unexpected visit
from an old friend—
flowers on the bramble
Haiku Honorable Mention
Author: Anne LB Davidson
spading the garden—
each earthworm half
goes its own way
Senryu First Place
Author: Bill Pauly
honeymoon dinner
nothing to talk about
until the tip
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Bill Pauly
coughing, the exterminator
assures me
his work is safe
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Scott Mason
polite conversation
I try to extract
the last cookie
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Bill Pauly
reunion dance—
this time she lets him
crush her corsage
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: Minna Lerman
his cluttered house—
sorting through books
on chaos theory
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: John Stevens
embarrassed
by the lavish praise
I imagine getting
Senryu Honorable Mention
Author: D. Claire Gallagher
continental divide
I look for the place
to                    pee
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