The theme was, appropriately enough, "Pacific". The entries were incredible this week, one of the toughest competitions in Haiku Monday history. I couldn't begin to pick a winner, so a real live "california person" was drafted into the duties of judging. You are in for a treat, Haiku People, because this judge is exceptional. She knew haiku, but took the responsibility of judgement seriously and even studied in preparation for the task of evaluation. We have discussed your haikus at length, their merits, originality, formal structures...our judge is funny, generous of spirit and spot on in her assessment. But a decision has not yet been made. (any day now, right Aunty?) The consolation for this delay is that every single haiku entry has received commentary. So hang in there.
in the meantime:
|"Nest" the junk shop by the sea|
|We're just looking for a handout, not a hand|
|Ornaments for the ocean home|
|Where I would live|