::::: Haiku Contest Results :::::

Poetry Japanese Haiku and Renga

Kaji Aso Studio has been happy to see such an international participation in our annual haiku contest. This means that Japanese cultural is being understood by more and more people. We are encouraged by your participation and hope that you will continue to write haiku and think of Kaji Aso Studio as your supporter.

Winners 2003

First Prize -
by Darold Braida , HI - USA

wild onions
on the milk cow's breath--
early spring

Second Prize
- by Evelyn H. Hermann , CA - USA

a baby's cry
first crocus
on the snow bank

Third Prize -
by Stanford M Forrester, CT - USA

morning light
all stone buddhas
robed in gold


Honorable Mentions

back at
the antique shop to see
what's new

Louise Beaven, CA

winter camellia
sunlight from far away
touches her face

John Bird, Australia

outside the courthouse
smoker after smoker
in the winter rain

Anne LB Davidson, ME


after his death
the too-ripe tomatoes
on the vine

Joyce Austin Gilbert, PA


around the fire
the widening circle
of silence

Peggy Heinrich, CT


frost in my hair--
I pick the last bunch
of wild grapes

Kirsty Karkow, ME


cold snap
the dog's pee on the snow
closer to the door

Karen Klein MA


new concrete drive
surviving along its edge

Patricia Prime, NZ


honking the geese
barely visible, invisible
my longing

Edward J. Rielly, ME


lotus after lotus
a dragonfly's shadow
lighter than air

Emily Romano, NJ