Top 8 Haikus from Haiku Contest 2017

Top 8 Haikus from Haiku Contest 2017


Top 8 Haikus from Haiku Contest 2017

1.

“Eleven” by Touba Sheikhshab

There were two figures
Passing by the cemetery
Now there is just one

 

“Eleven” by Touba Sheikhshab- 1st Place Winner

Haiku Contest 2017

 

“Pills” by Ali Rabiei

Bitter taste lingers
The sounds are getting muffled now
I’m safe from their harm

 

“Pills” by Ali Rabiei- 2nd Place Winner

Haiku Contest 2017

 

Haiku by Marek Kozubek

winter pond –
even the sun
frozen

Haiku entry by Marek Kozubek- 3rd Place Winner

Haiku Contest 2017

 

“The Lynch Mob Are Nothing To Dream Of” by Pouya Gorji

Only rain! Washed the blood
Of men -Whose hands were bound-
Right across the street…

 

“The Lynch Mob Are Nothing To Dream Of” by Pouya Gorji- 4th Place (honorable mention)

Haiku Contest 2017

 

“Late-night gibberish” by Mohammad Sadegh Sadeghi

A meadow disguised as bed
A blanket made of silence
A boy, wide-eyed, stargazing

“Late-night gibberish” by Mohammad Sadegh Sadeghi- 5th Place (honorable mention)

Haiku Contest 2017

 

6.

Haiku by Justice Joseph Prah

ascension night rain
shifting to where
the roof leaks

 

Haiku entry by Justice Joseph Prah- 6th Place (honorable mention)

Haiku Contest 2017

 

“Live (ikiru 生きる) – breath (iki 息)” by Tala Bakhtiary

Katana Glaze
Cross-shaped scar on chest
Sakuras in Hiroshima

 

“Live (ikiru 生きる) – breath (iki 息)” by Tala Bakhtiary- 7th Place (honorable mention)

Haiku Contest 2017

 

“Dust on your shoulders” by Viktoria Isabell Piasecki

Mountains. Fierce friends
I dare to climb you
Dust on your shoulders

“Dust on your shoulders” by Viktoria Isabell Piasecki- 8th Place (honorable mention)

Haiku Contest 2017

 

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