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1989 HPNC Women's Contest

Judges: Anita Virgil Garner and Adele Kenny

First Place Haiku
Author: Patricia Donegan
Summer twilight—
a woman's song
mingles with the bath water
Second Place Haiku
Author: anne mckay
with the slow blue silence
              the ice fisherman
                                         waits
Third Place Haiku
Author: Zhanna P. Rader
Lightning—
the doll's
pale face
Runner-up
Author: Francine Porad
high in the cherry tree
         a boy singing
         with his mouth full
First Place Senryu
Author: Barbara Ressler
one month
after her death
he still smokes outside
Honorable Mention
Author: Helen E. Dalton
retirement home:
      laundry sign — "No dying
            in these tubs."
Honorable Mention
Author: L. A. (Agnes) Davidson
cold March winds:
        hours in line
        at the tax office
Honorable Mention
Author: Lesley Einer
bridal shower...
finding the male stripper
the best man
Honorable Mention
Author: Marie Forsyth
forgiving him
again
again    the chill
Honorable Mention
Author: Yvonne Hardenbrook
class reunion
no talk of how young we look
                 ...like last time
Honorable Mention
Author: Dorothy Howard
divorce papers
she puts a new battery
in her clock
Honorable Mention
Author: Elizabeth Searle Lamb
the curandera
lights a candle to the Virgin
before mixing the herbs
Honorable Mention
Author: Katrina Middleton
Blank windows next door
Surprised to miss the neighbor
I didn't like.
Honorable Mention
Author: Marlene Mountain
she speaks of her pain all of the windows up
Honorable Mention
Author: Rana Nanamapa
under the "ripe" sign
at the fruit market—
my nine-month belly
Honorable Mention
Author: Alexis K. Rotella
Wearing dark glasses,
my friend visits
the psychic.
Honorable Mention
Author: Sharon Lee Shafii
meeting an old friend
both of us trying not
to wear our glasses
Honorable Mention
Author: Elaine Sherlund
wavering
above the pear juice
chopsticks
Honorable Mention
Author: Karen Sohne
well-dressed matron
her delight on finding
the heads-up penny
Honorable Mention
Author: Elizabeth St Jacques
in the eye
of the cardboard politician
seagull shit
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