Haiku Matching Contest 1- Almost Winter

(select your favorite for each pair and write it in the box below or above the pairs)
(then select favorites of those pairs, etc... until one is the top pick)

PACE Global Haiku Traditions September 2009

dropped a pumpkin
on my foot
just desserts

she laces her skates
ice covered lake

with an old friend
my favorite sweater

grandpa’s shoes
the miles they’ve traveled
I will never know





top quarter champion



top half champion


bottom quarter champion





rosy cheeks
ready to sled down
the hill again

piles of leaves
an invitation
to jump in

cold autumn morning
too soon
to light the furnace

moon watching
stillness in the night
winter breath…


top half champion





bottom half champion


frost on the bedroom window
a light from above
full moon

cold winter night
under the covers
we keep each other warm

covered patio furniture
full stack of firewood
at season’s end

home no more
a gray nest
sways in the wind





top quarter champion



bottom half champion


bottom quarter champion





a shivering hand
an empty can

teeth chattering
sip the soup
to warm up

snow starts to fall
she shivers
as she walks to the bus stop

rain pouring down
windshield wipers racing
still no sight of the road

© 2009, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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