Performance Poets Association®

                                                 first day of autumn

GERI BARTON                    morning-glories showing

                                                 the way of the wind

 

                                                   winter branches -

PAULA CAMACHO               I count

                                                   empty bird nests

 

                                            Fisherman

JOAN HIGUCHI              at the shore snatch sunshine

                                            with their nets

 

                                                     stepping into the shower,

MARIA MANOBIANCO         wet heat

                                                     onto my summer skin

J R TUREK                              an acorn sprouts a sparrow's song

 

PATTI TANA                        when you left home

                                                 the moon was an empty bowl

 

                                                                 driving home

SHIELA MARDENFELD                     escorted

                                                                  by the moon

 

 GINGER WILLIAMS              after a long journey

                                                      cooking pots cold

                                          

LINDA RANIERI MELODIA       November wind

                                                           Blows October leaves

                                                            Into December

 

                                                       SENRYU

EVELYN KANDEL             He thought to himself            

                                                better to be terrible

                                                than terribly dull

First Annual Haiku Contest Winners

PPA Third Annual Haiku Contest

 

Open to all residents of Long Island and Queens

 

To enter: Submit one copy of each Haiku, typed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, one Haiku per page, with

name, address and phone number on each page.

 

Entry fee is $2 per Haiku or 10 Haiku for $10

Include a short bio and checks made payable to: Performance Poets Association

Mail to:    Performance Poets Association     2176 Third Street     East Meadow, NY  11554

with “Contest” indicated on the left front of envelope

 

Haiku (about nature) need not be 3 lines of 5,7,5 (17 syllables) but can be no more that 17 syllables.

Senryu (about human nature) are also acceptable and will be treated separately.

Submittals begin February 1, 2012 and must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2012

 

Cash prizes of $50 will be awarded at the judges discretion

All decisions are final