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)

the yellowing wattles
lean a little

- Jan Dobb (Australia)

parsley bed
the stretched necks
of snails

- Beverley George (Australia)


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)

closed for the night –
I sing her a lullaby

- Claire Knight (UK)

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