Saturday, April 24, 2010
Bonded by daylight and the prospect of winning
A sliver of sun
Window of hope and promise
We begin again
The Denver Post has a haiku contest. While visiting my mom in Denver recently, I spotted it in her paper. She had never noticed the feature in which readers are asked to write a haiku-style poem that fits a weekly theme.
I wrote the haiku you see here. The theme was Daylight. I entered it into the Post's contest. My mom and I were a team.
I entered under her name and she kept an eye on the paper to see if we won. We didn't. We thought my haiku was just smashing. But some woman across town won for a poem that we both agreed was far inferior.
Oh well. My mom and I had lots of fun being bonded by the written word, the newspaper and the potential of being winners.
Robin, Tempe, Arizona
Photos by Flickr users: December Sunset by FictionalFuture, Spring Blossoms by Pink Sherbert, and Parallel Worlds by aloshbennett