Thanks to all who contributed an amazing 481 haiku to the contest. There were so many clever and inventive entries that Nancy and I are gladder than ever that we didn’t have to judge. But you did.
Here are the top three:
Mike Yanega, 2nd Runner-up, $50 Uwajimaya gift certificate
My mother is gone.
I have her recipes now.
Her love still feeds me.
Stephanie Fisher, 1st Runner-up, $100 Uwajimaya gift certificate
Goddess in the tree.
Savory sweet your fate mine
Juicy plum I eat.
Jody Dills, 1st Place, $200 Uwajimaya gift certificate
Embraces your persimmon.
Lettuce rap our love.
This was really fun. Next time, Limericks. Nancy says her favorite begins with a mention of “Boston, Mass.” What a coincidence. Mine starts “There once was a man from Grant’s Pass” but I think that’s about as far we need to go in this space.
“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”