Haiku about Books – Winner

Without further ado, here’s the winning haiku selected for the Crickhollow Books “Haiku about Books” contest (cue trumpet fanfare):

Like the last, long slurp
of a thick chocolate shake
Beloved book’s last page
(Jan Marler Morrill)

Yes, it was hard to select a winner from the finalists. At one point, I thought about calling it a 9-way tie and sending all 9 finalists a pound of cheese. (But I checked; Hook’s Cheese Co. ships only a minimum order of 5 pounds. So . . . feet to the fire . . . I had to make a call.)

So many of the other poems also had such insight into why we love books, what books do for us, what books are as a physical thing, the essence of holding them, reading and remembering and exploring with them.

In the end, the finalist list gives a great feeling for the breadth of these experiences. So we’ll agree that the winning poem by Jan Marler Morrill just represents one part of that experience . . . that combination of satisfaction and regret we feel as we finish a great book.

Here’s that list of finalists and their haiku about books

This was fun. Many, many thanks to all of you who shared your thoughts and poems. I enjoyed every minute of it.

So, I’m thinking about cooking up a different brief writing event for April. Stay tuned.

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