Haiku Contest: Honorable Mentions

BEST USE OF LANGUAGE – a tie between Michelle and Daniel, both in 6th period.


team turned up all day

yo chick mad all in my face

always fly, get cake

by Michelle


the Don freaky

been banging he got white tees

always too freaky

by Daniel





Fifty Shades of Grey

husband reads wife’s new copy—

needs a cold shower!





Publushter* Cherry

Speaks English like cold curry!

Showers with shaver!


Publushter Cherry

looks foxy, names books unread!

Water can’t wash him clean


Publushter Cherry

lies he “did” women (in)!

Shower gel stinker!


Publushter Cherry

interviewed recently

by Shaver Swish!





If saddens the winter,

think onto

snow battles of childhood.


(Originally written in Hungarian; translated by István Nagy)





We sent our thoughts, prayers

It was the least we could do …

So that’s what we did.



MOST ELEGANT – Ndaba Sibanda




She said

it loudly and



I miss you like

bees miss

some honey


Want to take

to you like

duck to water


You draw me

to you like

moth to light


You are my cake

my cup of tea

my little sugar


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Again, my thanks to the many who put their time and energy into their entries.

Tomorrow, check back to read the Honorable Mentions in the “New to Haiku” category.

See this page for The Grand Prize, 2nd and 3rd Place winners. Haiku on!


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*Portmanteau word (from the Publushter* Cherry Series by Dr Koshy A.V.)

A word formed by merging the sounds and meanings of two or more other words. Also known as a blend. The term was coined by English writer Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871).

Author: allehall

I am a writer. I write to explore childhood: literary essays and short fiction, journalism, and three haiku. My published work expresses my belief that everything which did or did not happen to me as a child is manifesting in everything that is or is not happening to me today. More importantly, it is also manifesting for my children. I believe funny is the new navel-gazing, and that the best funny keeps a penny's worth of serious in an accessible pocket. Little-known fact: I have a completed novel decorating the inside of a desk drawer. Perhaps it is not funny enough.

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