71st Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest Selected Haiku

Grand prizes PDF

The war end day―

A young soldier’s will says

“I will be a star.”


Japan Kyoko Shimizu

tinder-dry heathland

cracked hooves of wild ponies

exploding seedpods


UK Sheila K. Barksdale

Honorable mentions PDF

Selected and translated by Koko Kato. (Haiku poet)