My haiku “Books” won the 2010 Crickhollow “Haiku About Books” contest.
Woman Reading by Will Barnet - Crystal Bridges
Like the last, long slurp
of a thick chocolate shake
Beloved book’s last page
How does a good book make you feel?
Big congrats, Jan! Your haiku was the best by far in my opinion. I love it. I wish I had known about this contest. I must follow Crickhollow on FB.
Thank you, Beth–even though that was last year. 🙂
Nearing the last page
I want to slow down, savor.
Don’t want this to end.
You definitely know the feeling of a good book!
I don’t want this book to end.
Guess I’ll start over!
I can’t stop writing these. Sorry to clog up your blog!
Fingering the page.
Will I laugh, cry, be surprised?
Heady like beer buzz.
Ha! I chose a chocolate shake and you chose a beer buzz. I love it!
Jan your haiku is always evocative and never fails to surprise even with so few words to manipulate. That’s great imagery and I wish you a belated congratulations!
Thanks, Madison. Lately, only my haiku muse is working. 🙂
Jan I Like your words.
A book should make me
Laugh out loud, cry a bit
give hope and leave me satisfied
Very nice, Janet. Satisfied. Now THAT’S a good book!
A lovely haiku Jan. Here are mine (like Beth, I got carried away!)
the other children
seemed to adore reading books –
what was wrong with me
left on a park bench
a book of spells and potions –
one forgetful witch
words flew off the page
attacking me from every angle –
bring on the next one
the story took me
to such a wonderful place –
don’t want to come back
Great haikus, as always, Mike. My favorite is the one with the witch. Very creative!
Any book reader will tell you, it’s no wonder this won an award. You described it perfectly.
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