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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

and the winner is...

Thank you, again, to everyone for submitting their wonderful haiku. I'm turning it over to Judge Laura to announce the winner:

Wow! As a past contestant in and fan of the previous two Mother Words Haiku contests, I was awed by this year’s entries. They were funny, touching, puzzling (let’s be honest, the genre DOES make everything a little extra pithy but cryptic), sincere... in a word, art! The readers of this blog can certainly turn a phrase. Here were my top 5, in no particular order:


Stace-C:

my good old aunt flo
turned into a raging flood
no pad can contain


Emily:

Meet Anxiety
Here to stay. And your chest? Like
deflated balloons.


Elizabeth:

What no one told me?
I would become my mother.
But that is o.k.


Kaethe:

The dream where she is
suffocating beside me
never lasts all night.


But the grand winner is Pia, because her haiku made me smile and also cry a little, and because I thought it encompassed the theme (What No One Told Me) the very best of all:

My heart left my chest
In tiny jeans and t-shirt
Walks around, exposed

Congratulations to all who entered the contest—it was a tough race this year!

Laura

Thanks again to all contestants! And thank you, Laura, for being the judge! Pia, look for your $10 amazon gift card as an e-mail link.

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I'm not a big fan of haiku, but I loved Pia's the best, too. Congratulations!

Leightongirl said...

Congratulations Pia!

cath c said...

Congratulations, pia!

Pia said...

WOW! I am a little stunned! Thanks everyone, Thanks Kate and Thanks Laura.

Who knew I could Haiku?

Pia

onlyoublog said...

They're great, and I LOVE Pia's poem!! It's perfect!

Sarah said...

Wow, those are wonderful.