PREVIOUS WINNERS

First Annual Senryu Contest (2015)

 

First Place 

 

invisible fence

his wife says the dog

will get used to it

 

Ken Slaughter, USA 

 

 

Second Place

now we can talk

of what might have been –

menopause

Geethanjali Rajan, India

Third Place

class reunion. . .

as I give a charming smile

my dentures slip out

 

Gautam Nadkarni, India

 

 

 

Honourable Mentions

 

penury –

my wallet full

of lucky charms

 

Radka Mindova, Bulgaria

 

labeled a liberal

but I'm all right

with that

 

Terri L. French, USA

 

 

Second Annual Senryu Contest (2016)

 

 

First Place

 

pediatric ICU
no red bulbs

on the christmas tree

- Steve Hodge, USA

 

 

Second Place

 

laundromat
the delicate cycle
of a baby's cry

- Sidney Bending, Canada

 

Third Place

 

new city

the familiar accent
of graffiti

- Chase Gagnon, USA

 

 

Honourable Mentions

 

estranged neighbour...

the dogs continue

our friendship

 

- Mohammad Azim Khan, Pakistan 

 

hoarder's house

a skeleton
in her closet

- Phyllis Lee, USA

 

 

 

 

 

Third Annual Senryu Contest (2017)  

 

First Place 

Easter morning —

and I can’t even

get out of bed

- Terri L. French, USA

Second Place 

crooked picture —

I dream

of my son’s therapist

- Dawn Apanius, USA

Third Place 

family secrets

a fly chooses

the butter

- Tia Haynes, USA

Honourable Mentions 

 

hair of the dog —

    I adopt

               one more

- Julie Warther, USA

ctrl-alt-del

she says

we need to talk

- Niranjan Navalgund, India 

 

 

 

Senryu of Merit

on the top

of the Great Pyramid

an anthill

- Dan Iulian, Romania

 

 

giving in

to all the rage

adult coloring book

- Peter Newton, USA

 

 

friends again

entangling the leashes

of our dogs

- Christine L. Villa, USA 

 

his ninetieth year . . .

Dad tells me for the tenth time

he hates to repeat

- Gautam Nadkarni, India

 

winter bridesmaids

no one tries to catch

the bouquet

- D.P. Bishop, USA

Fourth Annual Senryu Contest (2018)  

 

 

First Place 

just when I smiled

at the trophy

a wild card entry

- Aparna Pathak, India 

Second Place

a church steeple harpoons the moon forced childbirth

- Robin Smith, USA

Third Place

red spider lily

the toddler lets out

a new word

- Marilyn Appl Walker, USA

Honourable Mentions

washed jeans –

his love note

still dirty

- Susan Burch, USA 

skunk cabbage

he says I'm almost as cute

as my sister

- Carol Ann Palomba, USA

 

Fifth Annual Senryu Contest (2019)

 

 

First Place

 

urBANization THE opPRESSion of fresh asphalt

 

- Julie Bloss Kelsey, USA

 

 

Second Place

 

stretching my versatility

an em dash

 

- Aparna Pathak, India 

 

 

Third Place

 

its over
you never
let me fini

- Sanela Pliško, Croatia

 

 

 

 

Honourable Mentions

 

 

quake 

my sp   
here

Engin Gülez, Turkey

 

 

 

mahjong all my infidelities

- Marilyn Ashbaugh,USA  

 

 

 

bear claws believing what I want to believe  

 

- Christine L. Villa, USA 

 

 

 

 

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