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

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2006

This program is supported by the Consul General of Japan in Boston

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.


sunlit clouds
snow in every crack
of stone Buddha

First prize -
Bruce Ross Bangor, ME


morning fog
joining our gardens
the scent of lavender


Second Prize -
Wanda D. Cook Hadley, MA

winter stars
a faint snore
from the bedroom


Third Prize -
Kirsty Karkow Waldoboro, ME


Special additional prize: “The Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award donated by Carolyn Lamb”


on the leaves of sunflower
po-tan, po-tan

Verica Zivkovic Serbia and Montegro

* Po-tan, po-tan are Japanese sound words expressing slow tempo.


Honorable Mentions


pleasantly drunk …
fireflies come out
of the moon

Jim Kacian, VA


study window-
still missing the green spider
that lived in it

Beverley George, Australia


in the spider’s web
a butterfly wing

Kenneth E. Carrier, MA


left out overnight
the child’s cup filled up
with snow

Nancy Prasad, Canada


in the shoebox
from a different life

Gerd Borner, Berlin


neighbour’s cat
the cicada in its teeth
keeps singing

Ernest J. Berry, New Zealand


Quiet pier-
the Milky Way spills
into the sea

Zhanna P. Rader, GA


shorter days
the wind carries

Marie Summers, MO


morning fog
the muffled sound
of the train

Deb Baker, GA


late autumn
a tea leaf in my cup
opens up

Natalya Sedenkova, Russia