2021 West End Haiku Contest Winners

West End Library

2021 West End Haiku Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 West End Library Haiku Contest!  The library judging panel was delighted that the submission pool was so strong. All participants demonstrated facility in the art of haiku writing and are commended for their excellence.

Without further ado, here are the winners:

Adult Category
 
In uncertain times
I have always found it true:
books are a respite.
 
- Shannon Hayes


Child Category

"Spring in DC"

Flowers are blooming.
Warm wind is coming today.
Best time of the year.

- Nala Ikarashi

Teen Category

My bed is so warm.
Too cold to get out of bed.
I think I'll sleep in.
 
 Machiyah Butler 

Congratulations! All poems, including the winning submissions, will be on display at the West End Library between Thursday, May 13 through Monday, May 31. Our thanks to all who participated and submitted such lovely, thoughtful haikus!
 
-- My Nguyen