and the winner is…

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Thank you, again, to everyone for submitting their wonderful haiku. I’m turning it over to Judge Laura to announce the winner:

Wow! As a past contestant in and fan of the previous two Mother Words Haiku contests, I was awed by this year’s entries. They were funny, touching, puzzling (let’s be honest, the genre DOES make everything a little extra pithy but cryptic), sincere… in a word, art! The readers of this blog can certainly turn a phrase. Here were my top 5, in no particular order:

Stace-C:

my good old aunt flo
turned into a raging flood
no pad can contain

Emily:

Meet Anxiety
Here to stay. And your chest? Like
deflated balloons.

Elizabeth:

What no one told me?
I would become my mother.
But that is o.k.

Kaethe:

The dream where she is
suffocating beside me
never lasts all night.

But the grand winner is Pia, because her haiku made me smile and also cry a little, and because I thought it encompassed the theme (What No One Told Me) the very best of all:

My heart left my chest
In tiny jeans and t-shirt
Walks around, exposed

Congratulations to all who entered the contest—it was a tough race this year!

Laura

Thanks again to all contestants! And thank you, Laura, for being the judge! Pia, look for your $10 amazon gift card as an e-mail link.

6 Comments

  1. I'm not a big fan of haiku, but I loved Pia's the best, too. Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations Pia!

  3. Congratulations, pia!

  4. WOW! I am a little stunned! Thanks everyone, Thanks Kate and Thanks Laura.

    Who knew I could Haiku?

    Pia

  5. They're great, and I LOVE Pia's poem!! It's perfect!

  6. Wow, those are wonderful.

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