FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition results

Congratulations to Lorin Ford, Victoria, for taking out First Prize in the Haiku Section of the FreeXpresSion 2014 Literary Competition. Jennifer Sutherland, Victoria was awarded Second Prize. Vanessa Proctor, NSW received Third Prize.

First Prize: Lorin Ford, Victoria

mother’s secrets …
I prise open
a dozen oysters

Second Prize: Jennifer Sutherland, Victoria

moon shadow
she slips in
unobserved

Third Prize: Vanessa Proctor, NSW

sharpness of a winter’s day gathering fallen limes

Highly Commended:

Carol Reynolds NSW

hot air
extracting the scent
of eucalypt

Ernest Berry, New Zealand

retirement
my windchimes
still@work

Wajan Hale, Tasmania

flying along the highway
a sea eagle and I

Ernest Berry, New Zealand

dusk
the foreigner
one of us

Commended:

Margaret Beverland, New Zealand

king tide
the river
going nowhere

Ernest Berry, New Zealand

separated
my bread
sprouts a beard

Dawn Bruce, NSW

hot summer night
we share mangoes
in the bath

Mark Miller, NSW

first death
my son cradling
our old dog’s head

Carol Reynolds, NSW

sunburn
the yellow box
sheds its bark

Dawn Bruce, NSW

dusk by the lake
you and me
and the fireflies

Winners’ haiku and the judge’s comments are available in the May issue of FreeXpresSion magazine. Details: Send AUS$5.00 for the May edition which will include a supplement containing all the monetary prize-winning entries in full, or $2.50 just for the supplement. Overseas subscribers please add a further $5.00 for airmail postage. Send to PO Box 4 West Hoxton NSW 2171 Australia. Please make sure you include your name and address.

Congratulations to all, and many thanks to Greg Piko for judging the competition.