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

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2010

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.
"Please note: This is the corrected Winner's List. Due to a clerical error at Kaji Aso Studio, we had previously posted this list and mistakenly credited the "Elizabeth Searle Lamb Award" and one Honorable Mention to the wrong poet. These poems were written by Ernest J. Barry. We deeply apologize for this error."


receding thunder …
one bullfrog
then another

First prize -
Kenneth Elba Carrier, Massachusetts


between mist and pond
a loon’s wake


Second Prize -
Roger Kessel, Massachusetts

autumn rain
on the headstone
his name darkens


Third Prize -
Joyce Austin Gilbert, Pennsylvania


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


spider silk
broken starlight
between pines

Ernest J. Berry - New Zealand


Senryu Award

christmas hymns
the lady beside him
robustly tone deaf

Guy Simser, Canada

Honorable Mentions


crack of thunder
a vee of geese

Raquel Bailey, Florida 


sweet pea vines
the skilled hands
of my wife

Michael McClintock, California


plum blossoms falling…
her fingers lift
from the Braille

Scott Mason, New York


crescent moon…
a horseshoe crab
returns to the sea

Scott Mason, New York


Mom’s old farm
the gentle curve
of the earth

Keith Heiberg, Massachusetts


airing the house
I hear the men far away
tilling fields

Michael McClintock, California 


sweltering heat--
a black and yellow field spider
bundles a grasshopper

Darold Braida, Hawaii  


deserted church
the yew’s shadow moves
in a pew

Ernest J. Berry - New Zealand


another spring
his bottle of after shave
still on the shelf

Joyce Austin Gilbert, Pennsylvania


wood’s edge—
stepping inside
the sound of the river

Peter Newton,  Massachusetts