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2019 Haiku Contest – The Winners!

2019 Haiku Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Dreamers Haiku Contest!

Small. Mighty.

Haiku contest: Bird in the arroyo

We had over 600 Haiku submitted to this contest. The number and quality of the entries made choosing the winner and honorable mentions very difficult, but we’re so pleased with the results. We hope you are too!

A special thank you to guest judge, Dr. Reinekke Lengelle, Symposium Co-Editor for the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Assistant Professor at Athabasca University, and of course, Poet and Writer.

Merrily Down the Stream

by Michelle T. Simon

overnight downpour
flash stream in the arroyo
happy ducks paddling

Honorable Mentions

by Kelly Aiello

i am an ant
carrying the weight of a collapsed star
that doesn’t belong to me


by Kathryn Comber

Found: thoughts of you and
fragments of her smashed guitar
swept under the rug.


by Robert Keeler

Haughty trimmed bonsai
Cut snip cut snip contemplate
Yikes time to pay rent

Why Dream

by gil olson

why dream ahead
when the fledgling maple leaves
beg our attention (now)


by James Presley

Hummingbird hovers
At my window, lifted by its constant mantra—
A hosanna asking to be shared

Tea Haiku

by Renate Heru Utomo

vapours of rose tea
filling the garden
of our past

To read more haiku, check out last year’s winners!

Read more poems, like:

Dream Upon Dream
The Worst Drunk Poem I’ve Ever Written
Writing Myself Alive: An Episodic Poem
Maybe a Mango, Recovery, Yearly Physical
“In Her Garden” and “Fresh News”
This Is What Death Does
Rainlight, No Last Words
The Space I Take
The damsel in distress was not for me…
before whisky after jazz
Things I’ve Learned on the Road
We grew up on fear and became heroes…
To be in the Summer **CONTEST WINNER**

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