Haiku Matching Contest - 1

(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)

Haiku Roundtable • Fall 2008

the chicken pot pie
needs salt

mother and daughter
marriage discussion
slow sips of green tea

ping pong game
our fathers meet
for the first time

tippy toe
on his toes
father-daughter dance





top quarter champion



top half champion


bottom quarter champion





6 weeks
the pregnancy showing
only in her gaze

teenage mother pushes her stroller
past the high school

crumpled blossoms
her boyfriend leaves
via police escort

at the fair
the carousel operator
hums a different tune


top half champion





bottom half champion


five more laps
and no more carbs
little black dress

on my to do list

gazing at my cross
you imagine me

homecoming rival . . .
she rests her head
on his lap





top quarter champion



bottom half champion


bottom quarter champion





my life:
one staple
holding it together

waking up the morning after
you have taken
my pillow

against the sign
smokers flick the ashes
from their cigarettes

the recovery room—
cigarette smoke

© 2008, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.