Cynthia Rowe

Born in Melbourne, Australia
Living in Sydney, Australia
http://www.cynthiarowe.com.au
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bare branch
the wild persimmon
snow-flecked    
     
Grand Prize: First Place 2015 World Haiku Contest

 

neap tide
the old fisherman harvests
moon crystals

1st Prize/First Place European Quarterly Kukai VIII Edition Winter 2014 Cosmos

 

blossom moon
the pregnancy line
turning to pink

Honourable Mention Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2015

 

winter’s afternoon
a golden pheasant weaves
through bamboo

Honourable Mention Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2015

 

tree-lined stream
the falcon rowing
through air

1st Prize Thirteenth Annual Paper Wasp Jack Stamm Haiku Award 2011; published paper wasp tree-lined stream volume 181; published Diogen June 2012; FreeXpresSion November 2012

 

evening star
a bouquet of cherry blossom
on my front porch

Honourable Mention Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2014

 

mangrove
a crab’s pincer wedged
in tangled roots

1st Prize - Top Prize - 66th Matsuo Bashō Festival Haiku Contest 2012 – Bashō Memorial Museum; published Bashō Festival Haiku Anthology; A Vast Sky anthology 2015

 

shipping lane
the mist swollen
with foghorn

Honourable Mention 68th Basho Festival Haiku Contest, published 68th Basho Festival Anthology

 

tidal flats
the white-faced heron wades
into a rainbow

1st Prize Polish International Haiku competition 2011; published Diogen June 2012

 

river’s edge
the broken branch
joins up with itself

3rd Prize City of Perth Library Haiku Competition 2011

 

scattering his ashes
the lifeboat lifts
with the tide

1st Prize City of Perth Library Competition 2012

 

misty morning
all the way
to the sky

Neo-Classical Zatsuei Haiku of Merit –World Haiku Review March 2013

 

wild persimmon
autumn sun fills
the last leaf

Highly Commended Irish Haiku Society International Competition 2011; published Shamrock #21

 

hot breeze
bits of blue sky snagged
in the magnolia

Neo-Classical Zatsuei Haiku of Merit – World Haiku Review August 2013; FreeXpresSion January 2014

 

spring equinox
two pines leaning
into each other

Highly Commended Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2009, published Shamrock #12; published Diogen June 2012

 

even the stars
no longer . . .     
harvest moon

Honourable Mention 2014 Autumn Moon Viewing Contest

 

memorial garden . . .
the shadowy gleam
of a ghost orchid

Honourable Mention 2014 World Haiku Competition

 

spring storm
only the sound of waves  
through ochre fog

Highly Commended 4th HPR conference kukai, published Famous Reporter #40; translated into Romanian and published in Albatros Vol XI No. 21 Fall 2012/No. 22 2013

 

dusk
fingers of sun release
the mountain peaks

au crépuscule
des doigts du soleil
libèrent les cimes

Honourable Mention 18th Mainichi Haiku Contest 2014, published The Mainichi

 

sugar palm
sweet-smelling fronds
fan the breeze    

Shintai Haiku Honourable Mention - World Haiku Review August 2013; FreeXpresSion November 2013

 

war memorial
the black-tipped wings
of a snow goose

First Honourable Mention Jane Reichhold International Prize Category 2015 ukiaHaiku Festival, published ukiaHaiku Festival booklet

 

winter solstice
the barbed wire fence
furry with frost

Highly Commended Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2010, published Shamrock #16; published Diogen June 2012; published Scope magazine June 2015

 

old railway track
a tumbleweed skips
through wild grass    
    
Honourable Mention, 2015 World Haiku Contest

 

low tide
a butterfly settles
in my footprint

Special Mention The 6th Kokako Haiku & Senryu Competition

 

war veteran . . .
lobbing grain
at his hens

The Heron’s Nest Vol XIII 4 December 2011; published carving darkness: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2011

 

winter sale
no coins in the busker’s
violin case

2nd Place Shintai Haiku World Haiku Review December 2011

 

wolf moon
the snowflake
makes its shape

cattails UHTS May 2014

 

sundowner
a backlit cloud behind
the soup van

3rd Prize 7th Kokako Haiku and Senryu Competition, published Kokako #20

 

home late . . .
skipping through trees
the man in the moon

Commended New Zealand Poetry Society Competition 2012

 

enamelled top
my son’s smile spins
around the floor

Highly Commended Katikati Haiku Contest 2012

 

magpie season
the schoolgirl’s lunchbox
on her head

The Heron’s Nest Volume XI 2; The Heron’s Nest 15th Anniversary anthology Nest Feathers 2015

 

spring shower
a peacock sips pinkness
from the bromeliad

3rd Prize 7th Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2014

 

kayaking
her paddle tilts
the sun        
        
Commended New Zealand Poetry Society Competition 2013, published NZPS anthology Given an ordinary stone

 

tidal inlet
a white-faced heron
shapes the rock

Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum anthology 2013

 

bushfire smoke . . .
yachts on the lagoon
have no masts

Commended Katikati Haiku Contest 2012

 

school magazine . . .
on the poetry page
a stray booklouse    

Commended FreeXpresSion Literary Competition 2009, published FreeXpresSion Vol XVI Issue 6

 

earth hour . . .
threading beads
by moonlight 
           
3rd Prize WA Poets Creatrix Haiku prize 2010; published Creatrix #10; The Haiku Foundation Haiku App; Runner-up The Haiku Calendar Competition 2014

 

on the pine
a feather stiff with sleet
ice moon

Highly Commended Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2013, published Shamrock #27

 

phone call
the pup’s squeaky toy
fills the silence

3rd Place Vanguard Haiku World Haiku Review December 2011

 

moon shadow
the same glowing eyes  
by the roadside

 A Hundred Gourds 3:2

 

last ferry home
the night empty
of stars

Commended New Zealand Poetry Society Competition 2014, published NZPS anthology Take Back Our Sky; published bilingually NeverEnding Story 2015

 

star jasmine –
reaching for blooms
he never sees

‘Rainy Day Stretch’ haibun – Kokako #13; The Haiku Foundation app

 

spring squall
a twisted branch connects
the pine to the sky

 ‘tree-lined stream’ paper wasp Jack Stamm anthology

 

love at first sight
this night-blooming
jasmine

Zatsuei Haiku of Merit Shintai Haiku World Haiku Review June 2015

 

waxing crescent
tracing your face
in the galaxy

Sharpening The Green Pencil Award collection 2015

 

autumn equinox
a crow on the wire
reverses its grip

The Heron’s Nest Vol X (4) – Special Mention Haiku; published Wind over Water 2009; runner-up the Haiku Calendar Competition 2012

 

musical evening
the frog punctuates
Handel            

Honourable Mention, "Vanguard Haiku Section" (World Haiku Review, Summer, August 2012) [online]

 

evening news
a paper wasp lifts
from the satellite dish        

Zatsuei Haiku of Merit, "Shintai Haiku Section" (World Haiku Review, Summer, August 2012) [online]

 

water boatman
ripples on the creek caress
my fingertips

Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum Anthology 2014 [online]

 

stone steps
an electric ant takes
the handrail    

Highly Commended Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition 2012, published Shamrock #24; published Scope magazine June 2015

 

nectarine moon the sky dark with fruit bats

Highly Commended Katikati Haiku Contest 2014; published Scope magazine June 2015

 

cattle herd moving forward one mouthful at a time

Highly Commended New Zealand Poetry Society haiku competition 2015; published NZPS anthology 'scattered feathers'.

 

grape harvest warm in the backpacker’s hand

senryu section cattails UHTS September 2015 – selected Editor’s Commentary

 

estuary water birds the busyness of evening

Presence #50

 

storm-blown magnolia wind chimes echo the leaves

Presence #53