Clermont College Library celebrated National Poetry Month with the fifth annual Haiku Contest. Sixty-five students submitted 155 haiku. The poets came from a variety of majors including IT, history, and of course English.
Each morning during the entry period, I opened the portal and collected the poems. Haiku is a poetic form that is dependent on the experiences of the person writing. As I read each one, I admired the uniqueness of each poem.
After I read the haiku, I collected them in a document (sans the authors’ names) and sent them to our wonderful judges, Professors Cassie Fetters and Mike Hampton, who determined the winners.
Grand prize went to Meranda Balkema for:
Darkness cannot win
If I do not let it in
Spring’s sun, makes it run
Three honorable mentions were chosen:
Love, justice, freedom
Sometimes that which gives us life
Can tear us apart
– Tessa Moore
One word with five syllables
That is pretty cool.
– Evan Tellep
I despise the foes
Who char marshmallows to ash
And say “edible”
– Julia Wahle
Thanks to all who entered. We look forward to the 2017 Haiku Contest.
Technical Services Manager