Haiku Matching Contest - 1 - Summer/Autumn Haiku

(select your favorite for each pair and write it in the box below the first and third row or above the second and fourth rows)
(then select favorites of those pairs, etc... until one in the middle is the chapion)

PACE Global Haiku Traditions September 2010

empty beer bottle
in the crackling fire
blind melon

tire swing hanging
from a tree
hot sunshine

blazing sun on my back
one more row to go
the garden is done

scorching hot day
waiting for the bus
she fans her face





top quarter champion



top half champion


bottom quarter champion





a hot humid day
hiking on the trails
a woman prays

dark windy road
clears a path

smell of rain
and dirt
the combine sits

cool evening
mowing the yard
one last time


top half champion





bottom half champion


cleaning the pool
the first step in
summer nights getting colder

first night together
20 questions
leads to skinny dipping

the damp fog
hovering over the lake
in the night

darkening sky
speeding to docks





top quarter champion



bottom half champion


bottom quarter champion





warm evening
parents in lawn chairs
watching tee ball

an autumn chill creeps
into the night air
bleachers packed

kicking up piles
of yellow and orange
me and my two kids

a sultry day in August
children gather
to hit the pinata

© 2010, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.