2021 Haiku Contest Winners - Cheekwood
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2021 Haiku Contest Winners

A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. Congratulations to the winners of our 2021 Haiku Contest!


Children Under 10

Fall Life

The trees are blowing
Pumpkins and leaves blooming too
I stare and wonder

Mica Mays

Children 10-18

Morning Walks

Birds chirp, trains rumble
Warm sunshine is the best part
When the world awakes.

Judah Ford

Adult: General Themed

Fireflies flickering
Through a shadowy forest
A bewitching glow

Heidi Holmes

Adult: Harvest Themed

Pollen clings gently
To the bee’s leg in the sun
A golden harvest

Matthew Boyer

Adult: Moon Themed

as white as a ghost
haunting and familiar
watching every night

Amanda Taylor

Consul-General’s Choice: Adult

Land of rising sun
Behold nature’s great bounty
Eve of harvest moon

Stacey Haag

Consul-General’s Choice: Child


Leaves are colorful
I was sitting in the leaves
I watched the scarecrow.

Leah Pack

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