2017 Golden Haiku Contest Results Announced

The results of the 2017 Golden Triangle Haiku Contest have been announced, and I am pleased, and a bit shocked, that one of my entries has been named a runner-up. According to the announcement, more than 1,200 haiku were entered into the contest, of which nearly 100 were chosen for recognition. Judges were Abigail Friedman, John Stevenson, and Kit Pancoast Nagamura. Winners and runners-up will have their haiku printed on signs that will be located in flower beds in the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, a 43-block area in Washington D.C. that stretches from the White House to Dupont Circle.

The contest theme this year was the garden. One image that comes to mind when I think of a garden is of my dad planning out the size of each bed, usually for tomatoes or cucumbers or muskmelon. I remember he would measure the size of each bed with his feet, and so I came up with this one:

garden plans—
my father measures
heel to toe

Click here to read the rest of the winners and runners-up. Congrats to all, and thanks to the Golden Triangle BID and the contest judges.


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