Results of Kokako Haiku Competition

Congratulations to Sandra Simpson from Tauranga, New Zealand, on winning first and third prize in the Kokako Haiku Competition. Well done, also to Janette Hoppe and Jan Dobb for their Highly Commended entries.

1st Prize

pulling down the blinds
at 11 am
your lips on my eyelids

Sandra Simpson (NZ)

2nd Prize

sepia sedges
along the river bank
glint of a rod

Claire Knight (UK)

3rd Prize

our parting words the gorse in full flower

Sandra Simpson (NZ)

Highly Commended

homeless shelter
their worn out
welcome mat

Ernest J. Berry (NZ)

my wine glass
this flightless evening

Janette Hoppe (AUS)

the sky falls to pieces
in a gumtree

Jan Dobb (AUS)


the medium says
she’s happy

Roland Packer (CAN)

fresh sawdust
in the butcher’s shop –
my sister kicks it

Sandra Simpson (NZ)

weekend children
picking onion flowers
for their step-mom

Andre Surridge (NZ)

Special Mention

‘stretch limo . . . “ E. J. Berry (NZ)
‘low tide” Cynthia Rowe (AUS)
‘train journey – ‘ Beverley George (AUS)
‘still no one’. Beverley George (AUS)
‘flecks of mud’. Rodney Williams (AUS)