The time has come to name our seventh Haiku Buckaroo! Woohoo!
According to tradition, the winner was chosen by the reigning Buckaroo, Julie at Stars in my Sugar Bowl. Here are the results.
Julie says, “Iâ€™d like to note six honorable mentions. In true Eat, Pray, Love style, Iâ€™ve broken them into three categories. The first two made me laugh:
When the trees are having sex
And my nose gets screwed.
through fierce wind gusts and downpours:
do call us insane.
The second two made me think.
Slashing through the sky.
I look at my goosebumps
and dream of hot soup
(Technically, this poem doesnâ€™t have a 5-7-5 syllable count, but not all contemporary haiku does.)
And the last two tugged at my heart.”
reaches up and pulls my hair
and then my heartstrings.
says big brother sincerely.
Nothing is sweeter.
Third place is a tie!
Julia says, “What can I say? I love storms and these two weather-related poems caught my eye. I enjoyed the imagery in both.”
at the heavy grey curtain
triggers a shiver
sparking new optimism
through my gloomy mood
Second place goes to â€¦
Like a curious blind girl
Gently touches all.
Julie says, “The imagery of this poem is so delicate that it almost escaped my attention during my first read-through. I love the sensation as I read the words and the comparison drawn between the gentle girl and the gentle breeze.”
Bright relentless searing heat.
Texas in August.
Julie says, “For me, this poem captures the essence of English language haiku: a comparison between two things, crisp language, vivid imagery, a seasonal reference. I can feel the heat rising from the page as I read it. Nicely done!”
Congratulations, Jami, our one and only TWO TIME Haiku Buckaroo! You’ve won:
Don’t forget to display the super-cool button on your blog, Haiku Buckaroo! (You, too, Honorable Mentions and Second and Third Place Takers.) Wear it with pride!
Thank you to Julie at Stars in my Sugar Bowl for judging the contest and to all the participants!