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WD Poetic Form Challenge: The Hay(na)ku Winner

I really enjoyed reading through the hay(na)ku entries. As a few of you mentioned, this short form can get quite addicting very fast. In fact, there were hundreds of hay(na)ku entered with several poets entering several poems.

Here are my 10 favorites (in order):

hawks
catching thermals
slow moving clouds

Cara Holman

Dog
knows me.
Does my husband?

Taylor Graham

Poetry,
like food,
must be digested.

Elizabeth Johnson

Wise
men know
they are fools.

sberg

snow
falling down
white wedding dress

Michelle Hed

London
fires erupt.
Blame the bakers.

Nancy Posey

missile
perfectly timed -
strike three call

Bruce Niedt

Butterfly
flutter by
in iridescent light.

sberg

Writer
waits, wanting.
Words wander home.

De Jackson

Leaf:
I, too,
am let go.

dandelionwine

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Congratulations to the Top 10 and Cara Holman in particular! Also, there were so many great hay(na)ku that didn't make this list. Click here to read them all in the comments.

In addition to some great hay(na)ku, there were some wonderful hay(na)ku strings that produced longer form poems. Here are my two favorites:

Six-word Spoilers, by Bruce Niedt

Rosebud's
Kane's sled -
who'd have thought?

Vader
tells Luke:
"I'm your father."

Norman
slashes folks
dressed as Mom.

Heston
finds ruined
Statue of Liberty.

Shrink,
Dr. Malcolm,
is a ghost.

Date-
night shocker -
Dil's a man!

Devious
suspect - Verbal
is Keyser Soze.

What's
Soylent Green?
Yuck! It's people!

ARS POETICA, by Taylor Graham

Word
obsession: every
day a poem.

Squirrel,
oak tree,
hawk - a poem.

Always
carry pen,
pencil, and words.

Poppy
cracks through
concrete: a poem.

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Thanks, everyone, for participating! I hope to have another challenge up within the week!

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