Our heartiest congratulations to the winners of the 2012 "Can You Haiku?" haiku contest!
We received entries from all over the United States and some from overseas. The entries were judged anonymously by five published writers in a blind judging process. The judges did not know the poets' identities, nor did they discuss the entries with each other. Each judge voted for his or her top picks, and then the final results were tallied. And here are the results!
FIRST PLACE WINNING ENTRY:
With nectar lipstick ready,
Flower seeks a bee.
by Thomas Leo of Cocolalla, Idaho
SECOND PLACE WINNING ENTRY:
early morning spring--
tree to tree a woodpecker
plays the xylophone
by Minh-Triêt Pham of Paris, France
THIRD PLACE WINNING ENTRY:
Rolling golden hills.
Clouds and shadows play at chase,
Red barn stands alone.
by G. Elizabeth Law of Austin, Texas
Congratulations, winners! You will be contacted shortly concerning your prizes, and your poems will be posted on the "Writer Showcase" section of Writing North Idaho.
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. It was a delight to read all of your entries and a tough decision to select the winners. Stay tuned to Writing North Idaho for news of our next contest!