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2003 Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award

Judges: Lee Gurga and Peggy Willis Lyles

First Prize
Author: James Chessing
winter solitude—
the lima beans soaking
in half-moonlight
Second Prize
Author: Ellen Abbie Compton-Tejera
first light
dark limbs of the walnut
holding their snow
Third Prize
Author: Angelee Deodhar
rumors of war
up into a darkening sky
—a child's newsprint kite
Honorable Mention
Author: Connie Donleycott
summer meadow
a blade of grass
becomes a whistle
Honorable Mention
Author: Maria Steyn
deep night...
a moth stirs
the windchime
Honorable Mention
Author: Marjorie Buettner
steady snowfall...
I make hot chocolate
grandmother's way
Honorable Mention
Author: Marlene J. Egger
quiet night
the watchman bends
to touch a rose
Honorable Mention
Author: Ellen Abbie Compton-Tejera
gentle rain—
a shimmer of pennies
beneath the koi
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