Katikati Haiku Contest winners, 2012

Australian haiku poets have made a very good showing in the 2012 Katikati Haiku Contest, with 1st prize awarded to Lorin Ford, 2nd prize to Joanne Watcyn-Jones and a Highly Commended to Cynthia Rowe. Among the Commended haiku were those by Jan Dobb and Cynthia Rowe.

1st Prize

harvest moon
the horizon between here
and hereafter

- Lorin Ford, Australia

2nd Prize

heart failure
folding the sails
before nightfall

- Joanne Watcyn-Jones, Australia

Highly Commended

enamelled top
my son's smile spins
around the floor

- Cynthia Rowe, Australia

The full list of winners and the judge’s commentaries are available on the NZPS Haiku NZ website:

Congratulations to all!