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1991 HPNC San Francisco International Haiku and Senryu Comp

Judge: David LeCount

First Place Haiku
Author: Kimberly Cortner
first frost
one puddle frozen
the size of my skate
Second Place Haiku
Author: John Ziemba
winter rain
walking on ice
the way it wants to be walked on
Third Place Haiku
Author: Larry Bole
       bitter dawn
stray cat licks the frost
     off fallen leaves
Special Honorable Mention Haiku
Author: John Borzini
Out of the lake
the weight of a butterfly
on my finger
Special Honorable Mention
Author: Leatrice Lifshitz
autumn—
an old man hurling apples
at apples on the tree

Special Honorable Mention
Author: Kenneth Leibman
winter wind—
after the dog is buried
scratches on the door
Honorable Mention Haiku
Author: Marc Evans
measuring the curves
in a child's hand—
                           the wooly bear
Honorable Mention Haiku
Author: Helen J. Sherry
not until the fog
    did the garden sprout
                        silver webs
Honorable Mention Haiku
Author: Minna Lerman
the way the breeze
ruffles his fur
dead cat
Honorable Mention Haiku
Author: Jeanette Stace
Noon day sun
old elephant
stands on its shadow
Honorable Mention Haiku
Author: Marc Evans
   acorn rain...
      cloud of wings beating
the first day of school
First Place Senryu
Author: Elizabeth St Jacques
the bottom team
en route to the ballfield
lost again
Second Place Senryu
Author: Alexis K. Rotella
Mexican jumping beans—
I thought they were
my vitamins!
Third Place Senryu
Author: Helen E. Dalton
instant
   tea ceremony—
      in the bag
Special Compassion Award Senryu
Author: Geraldine C. Little
at dusk a small witch
offers a homeless man
her bag of treats
Honorable Mention Senryu
Author: Kimberly Cortner
from over or under—
toilet paper end
always hiding
Honorable Mention Senryu
Author: Jim Boyd
daywake—
the chirping
car alarms
Honorable Mention Senryu
Author: Francine Porad
art class:
nude model
slippery chalk
Honorable Mention Senryu
Author: Leatrice Lifshitz
oversleeping—
her doctor's appointment
in her dreams
Honorable Mention Senryu
Author: June Moreau
there's something about it
the way a dog barks
at the scarecrow
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