ukiaHaiku Festival

ukiaHaiku 2008 Poetry Winners

The copyright of all haiku remain with the writers


Children, K -3 Grade, All Topics

First Place

horses galloping

through meadows of tall green grass

stop for an apple

Marlena Dennett

Redwood Valley, CA


Second Place

fish nibbling the bait

boat floating on the water

the sun on my face

Ravi Polini

Mendocino, CA


Third Place

a golden brown leaf

falls on a bumpy dirt path

crunches under foot

Amelia Robinson

Ukiah, CA


Honorable Mention

growing spunky soft

playing in the bright spring time

dark mommies soft bleet

Ryan Golden

Ukiah, CA


Honorable Mention

black and yellow bees

ready to sting me

better run away

Ally Gomez

Willits, CA


Honorable Mention

stop warning rattle

big diamondback scaly snake

slowly I move back

Triston Dougherty

Sonoma, CA



Children, 4-6 Grade, All Topics

First Place

A tree is moving

Butterflies land on the ground

Breeze carries them away

Clay Chapman

Ukiah, CA


Second Place

Hair blown in the wind

Puddle drying under feet

Friends laughing on swings

Kasey Norton

Ukiah, CA


Third Place

The snow begins to melt

The soggy ground reveals traces of spring

Why trust a groundhog

Reed Scriven

Ukiah, CA


Honorable Mention

The leaves of Autumn

Flying through the calm air breeze

A big yellow pond.

Hong Xiang Bai

Ukiah, CA


hooray for summer

the boys of summer are back

time for sunflower seeds

Nico Brunner-Caldeira

Mendocino, CA



Youth, 7-9 Grade, All Topics

First Place

Chocolate milk

in a man’s

mustache

Mike McClure

Ukiah, CA


Second Place

Airless in the heat

Egoless in the night frost

Forgotten balloon

Bo Yan Moran

San Francisco, CA


Third Place

Silent neighborhoods

Fallen leaves around the street

No one is home now

Cori Delapenha

Dublin, CA



Honorable Mention

Ticking clock

Rusty squeaking springs

Sleeplessness

Bo Yan Moran

San Francisco, CA



Youth, 10-12 Grade, All Topics

First Place

Dead leaves crunch dryly

flowers crushed and lawns trampled

Little kids running

Joseph Zhu

Talmage, CA


Second Place

A rose in the night

Red petals dripping with dew

Gazing at the world

Erin Gragson

Ukiah, CA

 

Third Place

A plant sprouts from loam

Heavy earth impedes the way

At last there is sun

Nikki Teran

Ukiah, CA


Honorable Mention

Trees twitch in the wind

As blossoms pop open all

over their branches

Chris Yiu

Talmage, CA



Children, K-6, About Ukiah

First Place

jump jump jump rope

on a hot Ukiah day

a cold glass of lemonade

Megan Baker & Drew Smith

Ukiah, CA


Second Place

overwhelming heat

pools, popcicles and ice-cream

Ukiah summer 

Maya Boults

Ukiah, CA


Third Place

walking down School Street

with my friends and no adults

I feel very cool

Hattie Sher

Ukiah, CA


Honorable Mention

Ukiah mountains

white snow all over mountains

drinking hot cocoa

Daisy Cano

Redwood Valley, CA



Youth, 7-12 Grade, About Ukiah

First Place

Lake Mendocino

full of water

sometimes

Alicia Erostico

Ukiah, CA


Second Place

wind blows my hair

bumping tunes, windows down

on State Street we roll

Kenzie Ricci

Ukiah, CA


Third Place

White “U”

rain makes

it melt

Joe Ford

Ukiah, CA


Honorable mention

Ice cream truck

Kids yelling

money in a wallet

Zack Moody

Redwood Valley, CA


Adult, About Ukiah

First Place

early May morning

running up the hill to see

the mountain beyond

Sherry Weaver Smith

San Ramon, CA

 

Second Place

abandoned railway

decked with poppies and lupine

hobo scenic route

Cathy Monroe

Redwood Valley, CA


Third Place

mottled blue lake sky

oars row against the current

fresh trout for dinner

Artis Spriggs

Eugene, OR


Honorable Mention

pedestrian sight

deer walking these midnight streets

quietly at home

Nicole Porter

Ukiah, CA

Honorable Mention

harmonica wails

blows highway one – o – one blues

on a dusty trail

Mark Welch

Willits, CA

Honorable Mention

branches sweep the sky

plum trees blossom cotton white

springtime on Ford Rd.

Dot Brovarney

Ukiah, CA

Adult, Traditional

First Place

receding thunder

a hummingbird in and out

of the daylily

Timothy Russell

Toronto, OH


Second Place

a banana slug

resting on a fallen leaf

yellow on yellow

Barbara Mackay

Fort Bragg, CA


Third Place

On the same still twig

the first two cherry blossoms –

light years between stars

Eduard Tara

Iasi, Romania


Honorable Mention

Babies in backpacks

on over-stuffed city bus

delivering us

Mickey Chalfin

Albion, CA


Honorable Mention

tin houses and mud paths –

a girl plays a soundless flute,

imagines music

Sherry Weaver Smith

San Ramon, CA


Honorable Mention

the storm sky clearing –

one bedraggled pigeon roosts

among the seagulls

Catherine J. S. Lee

Eastport, ME

Adult, Contemporary

First Place

A soldier’s headstone – 

between one date and another

so short a line

Sylvia Forges-Ryan

North Haven, CT


Second Place

petrified forest

a child inspects

my legs

Ernest J. Berry

Picton, New Zealand


Third Place

green light

a cloud of snow geese

stops us

Barbara Snow

Eugene, OR


First Honorable Mention

one step at a time

through knee-deep snow . . .

a gray dawn

Kirsty Karkow

Waldoboro, ME


Second Honorable Mention

banana slug

measuring the length

of my walking stick

Garry Gay

Santa Rosa, CA


Third Honorable Mention

found by children

who never knew her garden

traces of wild mint

Kirsty Karkow

Waldoboro, ME