Sunday, October 16, 2011

Japan Fest a Great Success!

On October 8, 2011, members of the New Orleans Haiku Society manned an informational table at Japan Fest, held in the New Orleans Museum of Art. We set up our post in the medeival art room, surrounded by beautiful religious works of art. This year, we decided to sponsor a haiku contest, the winners of which would receive a haiku book in the mail. We had two categories: children under 18 and adults. For the children's category we had ten entries; for the adults' we had twenty-five. Members read all of the entries and voted online. There were so many fine haiku, it was a difficult decision to make, but somehow we managed to pick these two winners:

THE UNDER 18 WINNER IS...

golden beaches
lovely sand flowers
shark waters
--Je'on Domingue

THE ADULT WINNER IS...

morning crescent moon
smile white in Pueblo sky
reminds me to call
--Mark Folse

Congratulations to Je'on and Mark, and thank you, all participants! Maybe we'll see some of you at a future meeting (third Monday of the month, 6 p.m., Latter Library!).

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