Haiku Matching Contest - Mido

Global Haiku Traditions Spring 2010

i walk in the door…
babysitter asleep
purple marker…everywhere…

sandlewood bookmark
she inhales and smells

a shortcut
through the park
five hours later

under the fallen stars
catches my breath





top quarter champion



top half champion


bottom quarter champion






spring rain
washed away

spontaneous rain
slowly racing
to shelter

O u t O
x T
o B e h

subway rush
stepping out from the tunnel
ground zero


top half champion






bottom half champion


falling over
he drops his drink,
still laughing

as he drinks
another glass of beer
I lay waiting

as I look in the room
I see her heart
beat rapidly





top quarter champion




bottom half champion


bottom quarter champion





a carp
into the boat
man overboard!

end of the year
let the celebration

running for the swings

through the room
the cat
leaps after the laser

© 2010, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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