Neal Whitman

Born 1948 in Boston Massachusetts, USA
Living in Pacific Grove, California, USA
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my blue bucket
decorated with shore birds –
gathering sea shells

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Annual Contest 2009 Honorable Mention

 

alone in my bed
rain returned without warning –
morning icicle

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Annual Contest 2009 Honorable Mention

 

my blind date
disarming the alarm
she invites me in

HSA Brady Memorial Award 2010 Honorable Mention

 

we wade our way in
Japantown festivities
persimmon pudding

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Annual Contest 2011 Honorable Mention

 

midnight basketball
the clang of a netless rim
under crescent moon

Ito En Haiku Grand Prix 2011 Top Five Finalist

 

a low-riding gull
enters the mist
it never comes out

Diogen Pro Kultura Magazin Third Prize Autumn Haiku 2012

 

our old mastiff
sleeping by the fireplace
his farts forgiven

Diogen Pro Kultura Magazin First Prize Winter Senryu 2012

 

Deda's plums in bloom
the dates on his gravestone
eroded by time

Diogen Pro Kultura Magazin Third Prize Spring Haiku 2013

 

insomnia
so I count my ex-girlfriends
distant sirens

Diogen Pro Kultura Magazin First Prize Summer Haiku 2013

 

chemotherapy
photographs of the Taj Mahal
in a well-thumbed book

World Monument Fund Semi-Finalist 2013

 

in the hot tub
my eyes on her floating breasts
Hunters Moon

HSA Henderson Memorial 2013 Honorable Mention