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

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2007

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.


old cat
catching birds
with her eyes

First prize -
Kenneth Elba Carrier, MA


early autumn
under the old pear tree
scent of brandy


Second Prize -
Drrja Kocjancic, Slovenia

spring cleaning
just shead of the broom
a long legged spider


Third Prize -
Joyce Austin Gilbert, PA


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


lavender stalk
the weight of one

Andre Surridge, New Zealand


Honorable Mentions


in an old rowboat
I follow the moon

Barry Goodman, NJ


one cicadia
across the lake

Earnest J. Berry, Ne Zealand


a pale moth
clings to the screen
September rain

Joyce Austin Gilbert, PA


old cemetary
the broken iron gate
never closed

Bruce Ross, ME


a solitary walk
amoung stubbled fields
the first star

Kristy Karkow, ME


always a few steps
ahead of me

Nancy Prasad, Canada


Groundhog day
six more springs until
my social security

An'ya, Or


after the rain
each leaf has caught
a bit of sky

Nancy Stewart, Georgia USA


my closet
it keeps so many
of my single socks

Orehovaya Sonya, Russia


falling asleep
the rythem of her breath
on my forearm

Andre Surridge, New Zealand