ukiaHaiku Festival

ukiaHaiku 2007 Poetry Winners

The copyright of all haiku remain with the writers


Children, K-3 Grade: General Topics

First Place

tastes like sun rising

go and pick some pears for mom

pear juice on my face

Yulisa Angulo

Ukiah, CA

Second Place

Žre crackles on wood

cats are curious

a shadow can grow

Kyle Pierce

Manchester, CA

Third Place

bright good day to swim

itÕs summer, IÕm feeling hot

all-goes-right season

Zoe More

Ukiah, CA

Honorable Mentions

yellow and black bees

stinging people on the grass

honey from daisies

Kamerin Dayton

Ukiah, CA

Hawk high in the sky

Looking down for a movement

goodbye to bunny

Jose Ramirez

Gualala, CA

Butterßies ßying

far into emerald forests

gathering nectar

Adrienne McCord

Ukiah, CA

Children, 4-6 Grade: General Topics

First Place

Dusk by the river

Blood-colored toenails varnished

Slipping into sand

Rachel Pierce

Ukiah, CA

Second Place

Hot air and dry grass

pass juke into goalie box

cleats uniform sweat

Marcoa Rodriguez

Ukiah, CA

Third Place

Mixed up is the map

looking at it I am big

on it I am small

Sally Yvonne Lyons Rohan

Ukiah, CA

Honorable Mentions

I ainÕt no monkey

but bananas do taste great

hey Tarzan, wait up

Mason Brooks

Redwood Valley, CA

It is dark outside

Yellow eyes pop out at you

Out comes a kitten

Neil Thiele

Potter Valley, CA

They fall off of trees

All kinds of bright colored leaves

Get out the good rakes

Colby Portlock

Potter Valley, CA

Youth, 7-9 Grade: General Topics

First Place

Squealing of the swing

the ring from a rusted chime

abandoned backyard

Bo Yan Moran

San Francisco, CA

Second Place

It sat, motionless

waiting for its prey, to kill

but fell asleep Žrst

Tom Butzow

Redwood Valley, CA

Third Place

The soft sand calling

the refreshing breeze waiting

just the sky follows

Julia G. Harencar

Mendocino, CA

Honorable Mentions

grass ßows in the wind

it ripples in the meadow

waves crash against me

Chris Yiu

Talmage, CA

I sit in the tree

looking at the biggest buck

the gun cracks loudly

Connor Daly

Potter Valley, CA

Peaceful winterÕs sun

Sharing the sky with the rain

Creating rainbows

Nikki Teron

Ukiah, CA

Youth, 10 - 12 Grade: General Topics

First Place

Cruising in my ride

Estillo Monte Carlo

en my barrio

Trinidad Tepale

Ukiah, CA

Second Place

Cone down, ice cream ßopped

On the steamy hot sidewalk

There goes happiness

Virginia Chung

Talmage, CA

Third Place

There are forks and juice

Why are they together there

Sitting on the ground?

Jenny Mullis

Ukiah, CA

Honorable Mentions

bookworms slithering

digesting enlightenment

excreting knowledge

Jason Sock

Ukiah, CA

seeds fall to the ground

from a sapling to a tree

to fall is to rise

Ruhui Gan

Talmage, CA

Sakura trees sway

breezes rufße their long skirts

shaking with laughter

Jenny Mullis

Ukiah, CA

Youth: About Ukiah

First Place

lost in a good book

staring from a coffee shop

poppies and lupins

Amanda Baguley

Hopland, CA

Second Place

day dreams of long ears

what happened, who took them, why?

no airport rabbits

Julian McClanahan-Calvert

Ukiah, CA

Third Place

UkiahÕs night life

walking down the bigger streets

looking for some fun

Ignacio Ayala

Ukiah, CA

Honorable Mentions

Ukiah Daily

on it printed winnerÕs name:

Joanne Phua Pei Yin

Joanne Phua Pei Yin

Talmage, CA

Ukiah sunset

ßaring currents coloring

tranquil darkness creeps

Jason Sock

Ukiah, CA

Youth: Contemporary Haiku

First Place

rainbows shimmer darkly

on the crusty black gravel ground

a car dripping oil

Jessica Fong

Talmage, CA

Second Place

summer Saturday

camarones mariachis

dancing like crazy

David Castaneda

Ukiah, CA

Third Place

clouds tearing apart

ground drying, grass dying

no school for awhile

Cole Elton

Redwood Valley, CA

Honorable Mentions

A clear, gray puddle

gazing down, I see the branches

stretching above me

Jessica Fong

Talmage, CA

Snowcapped

mountain

waiting for more

Lee Wright

Redwood Valley, CA

Night bus stop Š

cold and wet

creeping shadows

Maggie Razo

Ukiah, CA

Judges Special Prize

Blue Lagoon

Crane wades through water

Wind touches weeping willow

There is deep silence

Tayler Scott

Ukiah, CA

Adult: General Topics

First Place

Abandoned cow Želd

Only winter deer visit

Silhouettes in fog

Donna Suzanne Kerr

Willits, CA

Second Place

the mucky goose bowl

always needed fresh water

until Coyote

Cathy Monroe

Redwood Valley, CA

Third Place

lost in the kitchen Š

a green aphidÕs fourth long lap

round a tea trayÕs rim

Kayla Wildman

Potter Valley, CA

                                    Honorable Mentions

On the autumn pond

a ßotilla of gold leaves

riding wind ripples

Kayla Wildman

Potter Valley, CA

Wading in tide pools

Receding waters reveal

Stars beneath my feet

Nancy Harby

Lakeport, CA

chase the yellow line

hot tea spills between my legs

trees blend together

Rose Easterbrook

Redwood Valley, CA

The old whooper swan

still looking inside itself-

deep winter silence

Eduard Tara

Iasi, Romania

Metallic midnight -

a burnished moon reßects on

hammered copper seas

Nancy Harby

Lakeport, CA

Adult: About Ukiah

First Place

Cemetery, dusk

among the stones, gold-brown deer

nibble the grass down

Kayla Wildman

Potter Valley, CA

Second Place

orchard pyres waiting

pear trees ripped up and piled low

ready to blossom

Cathy Monroe

Redwood Valley, CA

Third Place

three old men leaning

over stone city bridge wall

look   thrashing steelhead

Jamie Connerton

Ukiah, CA

Honorable Mentions

After many moons

our roots reach down deeply

into yokayo

Jenny Burnstad

Ukiah, CA

Down coat on Monday

Skirt and ßip-ßops by Thursday

WhatÕs a girl to wear?

Jenn Douthit

Ukiah, CA

Concert in the Park

Love it or buy big earplugs

The whole West Side rocks

Kayla Wildman

Potter Valley, CA

Adult: Contemporary Haiku

First Place

just past mauve Š

paddling hard

for a dark shore

Jim Kacian

Winchester, VA

Second Place

Diamondback baby Š

three tiny rattles and

one big attitude

Kayla Wildman

Potter Valley, CA

Third Place

cold river mouth

a silver gleam

in the whitebaiterÕs eye

Andrˇ Surridge

Hamilton, New Zealand

Honorable Mentions

how to know snow

life

so ßeeting

Haunt Rama

Redwood Valley, CA

setting the clock

back even more

in the dark

Jim Kacian

Winchester, VA

a curious cow Š

her steamy noseprint

on my window

Kayla Wildman

Potter Valley, CA