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

The Results of Kaji Aso Studio’s International Haiku Contest 2013

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."


dead of winter we scoop out the marrow

First prize -
- Scott Mason, Chappaqua, New York


company for lunch
a dozen eggs knock
against the pot


Second Prize -
- Brad Bennett, Arlington, MA

spring fields
all day the farmer
checks the sky


Third Prize -
- John Soules, Wingham, ontario, Canada



Senryu Award

bedside vigil
i check the time
by his watch

- Ernest J. Berry, Picton, New Zealand

Honorable Mentions


one dragonfly
replacing another
bend of the moat

Sheila K Barksdale, Gainsville, FL


winter stars
the evening news
so distant

John Soules, Wingham, Ontario, Canada


catching the sun
the majorette's
dropped baton

Scott Mason, Chappaqua, New York


endless rain
the horses sink deeper
in their skins

Ron Moss, Tasmania, Australia


the you
you would have been

Roland Packer, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


miners' hut
one bullet hole
leaks sunlight

- Ernest J. Berry, Picton, New Zealand


missing you
at leaf's end, and inchworm
wags into the wind

- Michele Harvey, Hamilton, New York


on a country road
cow scratches herself at
blosssoming plumb tree

Durda Vukelic Rozic, Ivanic Grad, Croatia


snow clouds
the locked barn
of a carousel

Paul Miller, Bristol, Rhode Island


on her soft pale skin
luna moth

Jeff Hoagland, Hopewell, NJ




power suit
she pulls
the dangling thread

Julie Warther, Dover, Ohio


his folded hands
blessing our food
she slips me a French fry

Nan Dozier, Shreveport, Louisiana


not even my hindsight

Barry George, Philidelphia, PA