Haiku Matching Contest - Valentine's Day

(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 2010

eyes closed tightly
wishing you
were someone else

dancing together
I watch in tears
across the room

white hospital room
holding her frail hand
their last kiss

she straightens
his collar
white lillies





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playing tag
the little girl makes him
a mud pie

sweet night air
a first kiss
in the tube slide

Charlie Brown
never got

handing out cards
shy around him
first crush


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three little words
to make this day perfect
I hate you

you think you can fix it
with flowers and candy
Happy Valentine’s Day

new fingers
laced between mine
free of him at last

I gander across the room
a green eyed God
waiting for confidence





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the golden field sways
whispering quietly
our untold secrets

purple summer
the grass sways
as we sway

taking the train
after a long week
ready for her

reading her letters
amidst the gunfire
ready to go home

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