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2008 Haiku Presence Award

Judge: David Steele

First Place
Author: Ronald Rubin
above the flood plain
a double rainbow...
promises  promises
Second Places
Author: Pamela Brown
      noonday heat
the pony holds a mouthful
   of mountain stream
Second Places
Author: Sheila K. Barksdale
moonlight jaunt
silver water sliding down
an otter's whiskers
Second Places
Author: Nola Borrell
     this wide sky
      in the grass
a thrush's broken egg
Commended
Author: Malcolm Williams
coal miner's cortege
above his valley
the slow storm clouds
Commended
Author: John Barlow
out of bleakness in their hundreds the pink-footed geese
Commended
Author: Kathy Lippard Cobb
afterglow—
a taste of vine
in the tomato
Commended
Author: Claire Knight
how still the morning
watching a cormorant
watching the water
Commended
Author: Pamela Brown
thin winds...
in the empty barn
a well-honed scythe
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