Haiku Matching Contest - WAbi

Haiku Writing Roundtable Fall 2008

(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)

my favorite record
s k I p s
over and over

hisses and pop!
the record player
repeats the same line

car radio oldies—
september rain
adds new rhythms

Susan Lucci’s monologue
iron marks
on your trousers





top quarter champion



top half champion


bottom quarter champion





leaking again
she tapes the crack
on grandma's kettle

another chip
found in grandma’s
century old tea set

coffee shop corner
my book
& I

rainy day
she thumbs through
the yellowed pages


top half champion





bottom half champion


keeping record
of dinners past—
my apron

she can barely walk
but I don’t want another

for a moment
I’m Peter Pan:
broken arm

watching Peter Pan
the gruff cabbie
claps for Tinkerbell





top quarter champion



bottom half champion


bottom quarter champion





my keyboard
missing an
but sti using it

writing letters
with a typewriter—
no mistakes so far

stars go out
one by one
he still types

scratched gem
on her finger

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