Helen Buckingham

 

remembrance...

two seagulls arc together

wheel apart

 

The BHS / James W. Hackett Award, Runner-up, 2003

 

back outside

the gallery...

an endless sky

 

Haiku International Association Contest, Honourable Mention, 2003

 

steam-filled market...

mistletoe tethered

to a meat-hook

 

The National League of American Pen Women Haiku Contest, Finalist, 2005

 

summer's end--

the receptionist's

butterfly nail

 

Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Award, Finalist, 2005

 

throbbing basement sunflowers nod

 

Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Award, Finalist, 2006

 

 

Mother's Day morning...

blossom fresh from the garden

mirrored in her spoon

 

The Mainichi Haiku Contest, 2nd Place, 2006

 

linden shadows

watching people watching

the blind man

 

Suruga-Baika Literary Festival Award, Winner, 2007

 

ferry home

the painted bucket

loses its glow

 

The Mainichi Haiku Contest, Runner-up, 2008

 

beating the rain...

Dad lingers

to smell the pinks

 

The BHS / James W. Hackett Award, Runner-up, 2008

 

falling blossom

parents hover

by the school gates

 

Ito En Haiku Grand Prix, Honourable Mention, 2008

 

harvest moon sweeping up the last of the grain

 

Kusamakura Haiku Competition, Third Place, 2008

 

 

 

rainbow's end--

the crabbing child

empties her pot

 

Haiku Dreaming Australia Awards, 2nd Place, 2009

 

ocean breeze...

abalone shells tremble

beneath the bedroom nets

 

Haiku Dreaming Australia Awards, Runner-up, 2009

 

a chestnut moon...

the eldest resident

lights up

 

Seinen-jo Maple Moon Award, Commended, 2012

 

an owl hoots

...the night plays dead

 

Kusamakura Haiku Competition, Third Place, 2012