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Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Contest 2009

First Prize
Author: Verica Zivkovic
rising sun—
the sunflowers'
dark heads
Second Prize
Author: Desiree McMurry
youngest daughter
passing through
the willow shoots
Third Prize
Author: an'ya
vernal pool—
the hardy lily cradles
a young sun
Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award
Author: Roland Packer
birdsong
a shovel leans
in the snow
Senryu Award
Author: Tanu Deo Sharma
smoker's lounge
everyone leaves behind
a bit of ash
Honorable Mention
Author: John Bird
lifting fog
the cormorant
on his rock
Honorable Mention
Author: John Bird
sunlit steps
a church elder prods
the sleeping dog
Honorable Mention
Author: Darold Braida
midday heat—
milk cows chew their cuds
under the oak trees
Honorable Mention
Author: Barry Goodman
morning moon
the soap bar floating
just barely there
Honorable Mention
Author: Catherine J.S. Lee
day moon
the girls next door
spin hula hoops
Honorable Mention
Author: Scott Mason
the surrounding city...
slate headstones tilted
every which way
Honorable Mention
Author: paul m. (Paul Miller)
overgrown thicket
the intersection
of old stone walls
Honorable Mention
Author: Bruce Ross
first spring day
the same little nest
of faded twigs
Honorable Mention
Author: Natalia L. Rudychev
a wave
passing waves
full moon
Honorable Mention
Author: Wendy Smith
chasing pigeons
a little girl releases
her father's hand
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