The Results of 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest: English Section (1)

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Results of 4th Japan — Russia Haiku Contest: English Section (1)

The Judging Committee for Haiku in English –Hidenori Hiruta (Akita Prefecture), Satoru Kanematsu (Aichi Prefecture), and David McMurray (Kagoshima Prefecture)– is pleased to announce the following results from the 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest.

Akita International University President’s Award

Ben Grafström(USA)

Full moon in summer—

ripples in the lake reach the shore

kissing our toes

Akita Chamber of Commerce and Industry President’s Award

Timothy RUSSELL(USA)

night flight

a thousand winter fires

outline the lake

David McMurray’s Favorite Haiku

Adjei Agyei-Baah(Ghana)

lonely

as I canoe by…

moon

10 Honorably Mentioned Haiku

Marietta McGregor(Australian)

a family of teals

breaches the lake ice

receding winter

Simon Hanson (Australia)

heading home

crossing the lake

the shadows of pines

Kala Ramesh(Indian)

A barn owl hoots

the stillness of the lake

before dawn

Rita Odeh(Palestinian)

lake lily—

landing on its shadow,

a honeybee

Danièle…

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