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1990 HPNC San Francisco International Haiku and Senryu Comp

Judge: Ross Figgins

Haiku: First Place
Author: Elizabeth St Jacques
the circle
of the winging hawk now
tightening to a dot
Senryu: First Place
Author: Sue Stapleton Tkach
After-lunch siesta
     nothing to break the silence
          but the refried beans
Haiku: Second Place
Author: Sandra Fuhringer
charcoal
drawing the tree
it was
Haiku: Third Place
Author: Jane Reichhold
  monks
chanting
    only
      at
     first
     are
    they
     still
  temple
    frogs
Haiku: Honorable Mention
Author: Jennifer Brutschy
night cat
pulls its shadow
along the picket fence
Haiku: Honorable Mention
Author: Sandra Fuhringer
winter solstice
the waterfall frozen
in mid-air
Haiku: Honorable Mention
Author: Alexis K. Rotella
The cicada
sawing itself
in two.
Haiku: Honorable Mention
Author: John Ziemba
The chill—
ants in the flesh
of the fallen pear
Senryu: Honorable Mentions
Author: Ruth Holter
fifty years later
once giggling teens avidly
comparing their ills
Senryu: Honorable Mention
Author: Jeanne Jorgensen
just as in childhood
before closing dad's coffin
a kiss not returned
Senryu: Honorable Mention
Author: Michael Dylan Welch
at his favorite deli
the bald man finds a hair
in his soup
Senryu: Honorable Mention
Author: John Ziemba
furious—
only a B+
on his paper on hubris
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