2011 Haiku Contest Winners
Published on Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6:15pm
Thu, 04/15/2010 - 10:15 — debra.shumate
In celebration of National Poetry Month and the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library is pleased to announce the winners of our 2011 Haiku Contest.
So many wonderful poems were submitted that we had a difficult time choosing our favorites. Once again, we had a tie in the adult category! Here is the first, which truly touches the heart:
I've pictures of you.
Eyes closed, I still see your face.
Sad, your voice is lost.
-- Laura Berney
Our second winner in the adult category follows winter into spring:
A lone snowflake melts
as jonquils blossom golden
in the morning sun.
-- L. Martin
And finally, the 2011 winner in the children's category:
Rest beneath their shade
Hear them swish in a cool breeze
Our cherry blossoms
-- Emma K.
Congratulations to the winners, with appreciation to all who participated, and many thanks to the Friends of the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library for sponsoring this event!
(No teen submissions were entered this year… Are you ready to get creative in 2012?)