Katikati 2014 Haiku Contest Results

Congratulations to Lorin Ford for taking out First Place, with the following haiku:

a last year’s lambskin where mushrooms gather dusk

– Lorin Ford (Australia)

Second place:

train journey …
the young student next to me
reduces stars to graphs

– Beverley George (Australia)

Third place:

holding cover
the hare waits
for eye contact

– Simon Hanson (Australia)
Highly Commended:

nectarine moon the sky dark with fruit bats

– Cynthia Rowe (Australia)

floating in calm air
too much light
for the engineer’s math

– Gary Hotham (US)

sunrise
the yellowing wattles
lean a little

– Jan Dobb (Australia)

parsley bed
the stretched necks
of snails

– Beverley George (Australia)

Commended:

rolling fields
the vocabulary
of sheep

– Scott Mason (US)

estuary dusk
a plover
mentions its name

– Tony Beyer (NZ)

first light
a piano sonata
under my breath

– Jennifer Sutherland (Australia)

daisies
closed for the night –
I sing her a lullaby

– Claire Knight (UK)

midsummer
a cicada husk
split open

– Quendryth Young (Australia)
wind chimes the patter of unborn feet

– Norah Johnson (NZ)

Best Local Haiku

evening calm –
duck’s wake
the width of the estuary

– Catherine Bullock, Waihi, NZ