Haiku Matching Contest - 3 - Something Missing

(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

most vibrant
just before death—
maple leaves

leaves blow across the driveway
the key ring
short one key

last year’s winter coat
wondering why
I bought it

October breezes
remind me
I should have bought that jacket





top quarter champion



top half champion


bottom quarter champion





walking past the marker
that holds him beneath
tears no longer stream

looking for
you inside of an
empty bottle

three bells
firefighter 5
will not be responding

three years passed
I talk of her
in present tense


top half champion





bottom half champion


empty stomach
empty cradle
full church

wedding band
glints in the sun—
one stone missing

collapsed gazebo—
a single screw
in my hand

warm kitchen
fresh baked cookies
stuffy nose





top quarter champion



bottom half champion


bottom quarter champion





piano recital
noticing a fly,
my finger slips

October winds
my neighbor's paper
for free!

up late
waiting for you
to not call

moonlit shadows on the water
the girl slips in
in her white dress

© 2008, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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