Chautauqua Institution

2014 CHQ Haiku Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all of our participants for making our contest a huge success!

Haiku poems about, or inspired by, an aspect of Chautauqua were submitted throughout the month of October on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages with the hashtag #chqhaiku or via email to webmaster@ciweb.org.

We would like to thank Sherra Babcock, Vice President, Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education and her staff, for judging our Haiku entries. We would also like to thank Chautauqua's Department of Education for co-sponsoring our prizes.

 

And the winners are:

1st Place

Bestor Plaza Fish
Splashing, bubbling and smiling
Our fountain of youth

Andrew Miller

2nd Place

waves lap the lakeshore
"Holy, Holy, Holy" rings
soul has room to breathe

Debbie Walker

3rd Place

on pink and white porch
caressed by music and verse
stilled rocking chairs move

Theresa Wyatt


First Place Prize: 4-year CLSC membership and one 2015 CLSC book
Second and Third Place Prize: 1-year CLSC membership and one 2015 CLSC book

Winning poems and honorable mentions will be published in the Winter Chautauquan.
To claim your prize, please send an email to webmaster@ciweb.org with your full name, mailing address, phone number and book selection.

Honorable mentions:

crisp leaves underfoot
I cross to the bell tower
my soul is at home

Beth Benson

Thunder bridge beckons
Season on the horizon
Hasten(s) winter thaw

Cheryl Matthews Chandola

Assemble we here
words tumbling lyrics and prose
thoughts brushing the stars

Mary Ramsey



2014 Submissions

Vice President
Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education - See more at: http://www.ciweb.org/about-us/about-chautauqua/our-staff#sthash.K8dZ9Ecd.dpuf
Vice President
Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education - See more at: http://www.ciweb.org/about-us/about-chautauqua/our-staff#sthash.K8dZ9Ecd.dpuf

Complete list of submissions (random order)

Strong, supportive pillars
Tulle dreams
Life moving forward

Bobbi

The stories we heard
on the Alumni Hall porch,
stirred challenge and change.

Kevin Washington

reliving moments
of rec room study dates
with the Lettermen

Diane Scarcella

Starbucks before club,
Friday nights in Miller Park,
This is our summer

Olivia Rose

Ha! “Slap”! goes the puck!
and the Erie Otters score  a goal;
The crowd goes crazy!

Nick Schroeck

amphitheater buzz
indicates excitement for
the upcoming show

Diane Scarcella

Walking through the welcome center
Greeted by friendly folks
My soul rests.

Sam Jones

Bestor Plaza Fish
Splashing, bubbling and smiling
Our fountain of youth

Andrew Miller

Chautauqua’s Ken Burns.
Watching videos behind
still worth being there.

Edward Wachter

rain and more rain
the schedule goes on
Chautauqua

Bonnye Roose

Progressive ideas abound
Respected traditions ground
Faith filled voices sound Chautauqua

Sheila Petrocy Green

porch apparitions
conjured by music and dance
wake up at twilight

Theresa Wyatt

Compline's final prayers,
Fireflies escort me home,
Cherished Sunday nights

Patricia Allen Braga

Early morning mist
Drifting over Bestor Plaza
Heaven sun of dawn

Michelle Strelioff

Skis glide over waves
Sun rises at bell tower
Chautauqua lake rules

Carie Oliver Zachry

Pier Building morning
A blue heron listens in
Tall bird; short stories....

Jill Hammaren

rhythms of summers
reverberate over time;
deepen with meaning

Kevin Washington

Autumn winds blow leaves
that carpet Bestor Plaza
Where has summer gone?

Joan Polishook

Our azure blue lake,
A "Bag Tied in the Middle."
In lore is our name.

Kevin Washington

Alas poor crows squawk
Folk seizing both town and streets
Beckoning summer

Nicholas Miller

Boom, clap, Loud Roar! Smash!
Thecrack in the pitch black dark
long strides of thunder

Rebecca Wescott

crisp leaves underfoot
I cross to the bell tower
my soul is at home.

Beth Benson

Rosenblatt has friends.
Tom Brokaw was first on spot.
Others followed well.

Edward Wachter

Bike bells on brick roads
Words of wisdom at the hall
"Chautauqua daily"!

Emma Carmen

Strolling friends' delight
music wafting speaking joy
senses touching soul

Mary Ramsey

Small waves lap outside
Tsunami forming inside
Short Story Group. BOOM!!

Jill Hammaren

blue summer sky
houses pink, green & yellow
robin red breast

Bonnye Roose

Chautauqua Bell Tower
Brass yet golden roar
Chimes of warmth and open door
Our love for years more...

Kenzie Morphay

Roger Rosenblatt
Gave us "The Boy Detective".
A Chautauqua gem!

Kevin Washington

white caps on the lake
67's the high
Chautauqua late june

Bonnye Roose

Night walks by the lake.
Chautauqua is tradition.
Make new ones each year.

Gail Martineau

A walk to the lake,
can lead to new adventures.
Palestine awaits!

Kevin Washington

A welcome respite
Her porches give me solace,
And shelter my soul.

Kevin Washington

Thunder bridge beckons
Season on the horizon
Hasten winter thaw

Cheryl Matthews Chandola

Moose tracks, a sweet dream,
Bells amply glide over waves,
Sail away with me

Andrew Zachrry

"Tranquility now
Athenaeum beckons me
My kingdom has come"

Kathy Schwinger

Bell Tower bats fly
snow melts on Bestor Plaza
augur enchantments

Deanie Rowan Blank

tall trees bright flowers
old friendships new discouses
I flew back ten times

Caroline Windsor

silence embraces us
white rockers move with the wind
another summer passes

Eileen A. Leary

warm summer night
breeze passes through
music lingers in my soul

Kate Edgett

Chautauqua Haiku!
Five syllables in two lines,
second line – seven.

Edward Wachter

balmy summer day
two little girls in a cart
sharing Oreos

Diane Scarcella

Boat rides and lectures
Unlocked doors and open minds
This is Chautauqua's legacy

Betsy Slonaker

On Bestor Plaza,
The songs of life surround you.
Music to my ears.

Kevin Washington

Childhood memories
Nostalgically rush to me
Summer '15 calls

Josh Hunt

A goal to strive for:
Creating Chautauqua's peace
within your own soul.

Jill Hammaren

Chautauqua halls evolve
cobwebs divine decorate
knowledge

Lisa Stark

Meet new friends weekly
Hurlbut Church turkey dinners
Five o'clock Thursdays

Edward Wachter Jr

footsteps behind you
give way to music and dance
moon directs traffic

Theresa Wyatt

Lake glistening gem
Towering witness beside
sole time reminder

Mary Ramsey

Three fifteen Tuesdays –
Religious houses socials
Ecumenical.

Edward  Wachter Jr

on pink and white porch
caressed by music and verse
stilled rocking chairs move

Theresa Wyatt

Bell tower boat rides
Minds open wide
Largo, sounds of *home*

Betsy Slonaker

a long line incites
suspicion of passersby
who may wish to budge

Diane Scarcella

Chautauqua heals me.
I am eleven again.
Brave heart. Open mind.

Barbara Jean

Depressed and Alone
crying as the rain hits me hard
There’s none that cares

Taya Shavalier

Oh, Jerusalem
Center of the Universe,
at Palestine Park.

John Spann

a gaggle of girls
calm ripples on the lake
the bell tower chimes

Bonnye Roose

Assemble we here
words tumbling lyrics and prose
thoughts brushing the stars

Mary Ramsey

symphony concerts
and thought-provoking lectures
ice cream afterward

Debbie Walker

baton beating, bows gliding
needles clicking:
music at the Amp

Bonnye Roose

Wedding memories
Our daughter's happy place
Chautauqua special

Richard J Waltemire

This June Twenty-Sixth
History is our future.
Living Chautauqua.

Gail Martineau

Summer's gracious gift
anticipation surely
Chautauqua awaits

Mary Ramsey

waves lap the lakeshore
“Holy, Holy, Holy” rings
soul has room to breathe

Debbie Walker

First time through the Gates –
indescribable feeling
lasts 65 days.

Edward Wachter

“I serve” brings applause.
Many others we don't see
deserve our thanks too.

Edward Wachter

Ampitheater aft -
sun rays expand across footbridge
like souls filling with truth.

Jill Hammaren

rhythms of summers
reverberate over time;
deepen with meaning

Kevin Washington

2013 Submissions

2013 CHQ Haiku Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all of our participants for making our contest a huge success!

Haiku poems about, or inspired by, an aspect of Chautauqua were submitted throughout the month of October on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages with the hashtag #chqhaiku or via email to webmaster@ciweb.org.

We would like to thank Sherra Babcock, Vice President, Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, for judging our Haiku entries. We would also like to thank Chautauqua's Department of Education for co-sponsoring our prizes.

And the winners are:

1st Place

the smell of the amp
rocking chairs grin at the rain
indescribable

Betsy Goldman

2nd Place

dappled sunlit walk
Hall of Philosophy time
new thoughts walking back

Martha Carlson

3rd Place

Flying Athenaeum bats
carved into wood molding
Harmless critters

Janet Northrup


First Place Prize: 4-year CLSC membership and one 2014 CLSC book
Second and Third Place Prize: 1-year CLSC membership and one 2014 CLSC book

Winning poems and honorable mentions will be published in the Winter Chautauquan.

Honorable mentions:

Poetry and song
Quiet beauty echoing
Voices of the past.

Lisa Mills Walters

Arts fill the senses
Events pull me through the grounds
And challenge my mind

Sue Towne Schiavone

Bestor's web-cam view.
Studies of Chautauqua life,
Constantly changing.

Kevin Washington


Vice President
Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education - See more at: http://www.ciweb.org/about-us/about-chautauqua/our-staff#sthash.K8dZ9Ecd.dpuf
Vice President
Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education - See more at: http://www.ciweb.org/about-us/about-chautauqua/our-staff#sthash.K8dZ9Ecd.dpuf

Complete list of submissions (random order)

Alluring, grand lake.
Chautauqua reflects blue skies.
My soul is at peace.

Lynn Frost

wake to bell tower
the day, so full, goes too fast
full moon over lake

Michael McGee

I felt your heartbeat
Your essence is in my life
Come sit quietly

Samuel Emanuele

Bikes peddeling by
The Bell Tower chimes
in the July air.

Cathy

The bell tower rings
Chautauqua Lake skinny dip.
There go the hot chicks.

Christopher Mead

sailboats glide swiftly
grey, choppy lake chautauqua
smooth, wavy ripples

Emma Malinoski

childhood memories
in Miller Park with frisbees
whoops, stuck in the trees!

Laura Taflinger

Mind bright. Heart light. Peace.
Chautauqua envelops me.
Succinct pleasure.

Terri Rini-Fox

Listen, learn, act, care.
Share, explore, challenge, value.
Experience, grow.

Jay Fortlage

Hearing thinking walking
Chautauqua life
Sublime experience

Jan Anderson

I never get them,
Mosquito bites, when listening,
Amphitheater nights.

Sandy Marshall

When days are so hot
Ice cream melts, I take refuge
In the St. Elmo.

Sandy Marshall

Row five, section three,
tambourine, and tympanni,
As good as it gets.

Sandy Marshall

Miller Belltower,
Gathering shells in the sun,
Holy Land awaits.

Monica Stinchcombe

Daffodil breezes,
Sacred serendipities,
Gladiola lips

Wally, AkaButch Rees

Pertinent thoughts adorn
The grandeur of Alumni Hall
Harbingers of peace

David Han

A season too fast
Gone before it's regarded
Art - the only remnants

Meredith Cesare

Oh Chautauqua
Bag tied in the middle
Bricks and Victorian

Karen Schultz

Gentle and Reminiscent
Sunshine and Music
Culture and Forever

Karen Schultz

Cars from a strange land
Stickers hint at great magic
Code Name: C-H-Q

Phil Lerman

"Chautauqua butterflies
memories caught
sacred imprint can't be bought"

Sheila Petrocy Green

"Confess to napping.
Policy , riffs and scales lull
In afternoon sun."

Sandy Marshall

"Stopping to listen
did I learn a thing or two
or meet with wonder?"

Sandy Marshall

"Music won't abide
in practice huts, windows wide;
Trees and bees hear song."

Sandy Marshall

"Question on contest
How many haiku poems
can be submitted?"

Edward Wachter, Jr.

"waves, moving against
the silence of stars and bones,
we tell our stories."

Patricia Benson

"Sights and sounds abound
Stars mixed in with common folks
Memories are made"

Sandy Low

"manuscript workshopped today
Scott Russell Sanders
valued opinions"

Andrea Schoenthal

"Open hearts and minds
Lessons in humanity
Peace is possible"

Marilyn Haight

"Autumn red and gold
Summer sweet melodies fade
Cherry blossom dreams"

Eileen Dunn

"A breeze off the Lake
Summer evenings, warm and full
Chautuaqua's embrace."

Kevin Washington

"Young boys in stripe shirts
cry out, ""Chautauquan Daily
Come get your Daily""."

Kevin Washington

"Three taps of gavel.
Morning has broken again.
It's a State of Mind."

Robinwyn Lewis

"Hard seats, need cushions.
Round the amphitheater
Knowers bring their own."

Kevin Washington

"Night songs tint the dusk,
The rising moon paints the lake.
Chautauqua's palette."

Kevin Washington

"Porch vase of glads
Hydrangeas flood the senses
Chautauqua flowers stun."

Janet Northrup

"Porch vase of glads
Hydrangeas flood the senses
Chautauqua flowers stun."

Janet Northrup

"Tranquility now
Athenaeum beckons me
My kingdom has come"

Kathy Schwinger

"Expecting nothing.
Receiving all good blessings.
Pleasantly surprised."

M Grace DeJoe Almleaf

"Drinking in beauty,
my steps now linger softly.
Joy in the journey."

M Grace DeJoe Almleaf

"Sturdy war canoe
Dips across the lake
Warnings, terror, waves- Club fun."

Janet Northrup

Golden light through mist
Sunrise on calm waters blue
Chautauqua splendor

Joan Polishook

"Droplets crashing down
Wet transparent bouncing balls
Raining on the Amp"

Joan Polishook

"Gladiola blooms
Welcoming decoration
Chautauqua porches"

Joan Polishook

"I'll be there next year
To see Roger Rosenblatt
And his famous friends."

Dr. Mary Carol Herwood

"Speakers' platform
Polished words and thoughts
Coaxing all to love, think and act"

Janet Northrup

"Jared's notes crescendo
Massey organ swells
Final phrase of Largo"

Janet Northrup

"sunlight reflecting
summer leaves pulsing with life
shared ideas birthing inspiration"

Margaret Rafferty

"Children in the lake
Shuffleboard and orchestra
Continuity"

Martha Carlson

"Tranquility now
Athenaeum beckons me
My kingdom has come"

Kathy Schwinger

"Canvas-clad houses
in the throes of mid-winter
bear silence and snow."

Kevin Washington

"closing down the house
old Dailies echo summer
tea warms the evening"

Martha Carlson

"Woman conductor,
Russian pianist also
Cooler evening."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Priest - good homilist
Luke - a Gentile converted
Women with Jesus."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Amazing to me
Pianist plays complex ones
all from memory."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Kennedy, Ginsburg
Two Supreme Court Justices
here at Chautauqua"

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Some call it the “Lake”
Can’t pronounce word Chautauqua
Water here for some."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Some people don't count
Four movements mean four movements!
Clapping when over."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Last concert tonight
Truly amazing talent
Success to them all"

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Pops Concert tonight
Oscar nominees, winners
Cold night, great music"

Edward C Wachter Jr

"Winds, Strings
with Brass and Percussion -
beautiful music."

Edward C Wachter Jr

"learning, listening,
walking, talking, sunshine and
camaraderie"

Carol Weston

"Coffee in the morn
Chautauqua comes back to me
summer ecstasy"

Maggie Albee

"A nocturnal stroll
Down the chalk painted brick walk.
Art in the darkness."

Kevin Washington

"Pages flutter past
fiction feeds my hungry soul
Chautauqua Bookstore"

Emma Malinoski

"From three taps rush, don't
Miss anything even though
My porch beckons me."

Bethanne Snodgrass

"Ding dong Bell Tower's Song
Toot toot The Chautauqua Belle
Gone Gone Winter long"

Cade Riddleberger

"Seat cushions in hand,
we follow the red-brick walk,
off towards the Amp."

Christopher Ohanian

"Three summers ago,
that tornado hit. I was
rehearsing Mozart. . . ."

Christopher Ohanian

"Ev'ning: each cabin
window a-glow. We practice:
alone together."

Christopher Ohanian

"The practice cabins--
she called them, ""those chicken coops
for damn-good song birds."""

Christopher Ohanian

". . . just through the wood'n gate--
we live behind the bookstore
& the ice cream shop."

Christopher Ohanian

"That old bell tower--
her out-of-tune tunes, priceless
sunset silhoette."

Christopher Ohanian

"Dusk, lakeside. Organ
music finds me through soft rain.
My heart? Warm with Joy."

Christopher Ohanian

"Throw open the gates
A waiting Midsummer's Eve
Chautauqua, begin!"

Kevin Washington

"Creamsicle moonrise,
Gently shines across the lake,
Peaceful Chautauqua."

Karen Douglass

"Respite from the fray
Passion and knowledge combine
History imbues."

Jeff S

"Pastoral reprieve
Jubilant exchange of thought and talent
Sustenance for the soul..."

Marcia Dlutek