Haiku Matching Contest - 3

(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)

Global Haiku Traditions Spring 2009

sister sick again
Spring Break
in the ER

listening to your CD alone
I lied when I said
I didn’t like it

tossing and turning
against the tide—
midnight fisherman

nightlight shadows—
images appear
in my mind





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morning’s colors
blend into the afternoon…
a row of kaleidoscopes

the dance over
excitement lingers
kicking balloons down the hallways

another elephant ear
bumper car sparks
a warmer elephant ear

carnival lights
across the street
great grandma’s funeral


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switching the light on
I forgot . . .
power outage

tales from the adventure
I listen with—
milk and cookies

waking up
from a train nap
do I have everything?

music box ballerina
slowly spinning . . .
welcomes me home





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Autumn hike
on the trail…
cadaver dogs find a scent

in the deep of the woods
a snake
changes clothes

beneath the sky
an ant

flying through the clouds
my uncle
lives again

© 2009, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.