FreeXpresSion Haiku Competition 2015 results

Congratulations to Sandra Simpson for taking out First Prize in the Haiku Section of the FreeXpresSion 2015 Literary Competition. Rodney Williams was awarded Second Prize. Nathalie Buckland received Third Prize.

First Place – Sandra Simpson, NZ

planning her eulogy jars of carefully labelled seeds

Second Place – Rodney Williams, Vic

the scent of new-mown hay
raked into rows …
horse-tail clouds

Third Place – Nathalie Buckland, NSW

damp kindling …
a flock of firetails
lifts from the paddock

Highly Commended:

Quendryth Young, NSW

caldera anthill
basalt soil brought up
through the crater

Lorin Ford, VIC

the foreshore eroding –
just a few patches
of our first language left

Dawn Bruce, NSW

swinging up
from a fern filled valley
bellbird chimes

Scott Mason, USA

bare branches
the bone-white moon’s
craquelure

Commended:

Jennifer Sutherland, VIC

gallery opening –
the art of making
conversation

Quendryth Young, NSW

ghost crab
the toddler clambers
up his father

Ernest J Berry, NZ

hurricane
another plum tree
without its garden

Carol Reynolds, NSW

repurposing workshop
a memory
with every stitch

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; $6.60 to the rest of the world including the UK, USA, Europe Africa and Canada etc. 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 Vanessa Proctor for judging the competition.