and the winner is…


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:


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


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


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


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!


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.


  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?


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

  6. Wow, those are wonderful.

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