Poetry Contest Winners!

Cherry Blossom CloverMany thanks to everyone who entered the St. Paddy’s Day haiku contest. The entries were lots of fun! Click here to read all the poems entered.

UPDATE: The votes are in and Ellen Weeren is the winner! Congrats Ellen. And thanks everyone for participating. 



The Winning Haiku:

Why do I have to
Write a haiku to talk with
you? Can’t I just call?

~Ellen Weeren


Honorable mentions

The color of my
jealousy of the winner
of today’s contest

~Jackie Sommers


Ah, the writer’s life.
Type, backspace, think, FLASH, Yes! (Hours)
“Honey! Come to bed!”

~Michael Seese


It is not funny.
If you could not sleep.
Thinking 5-7-5

~Kenny Yao


Busy writing thoughts.
Dog sleeping upon my feet,
farting quietly.

~Carole Anderson


Poetry is lame
I am not even kidding
You know what I mean

~Bret Draven


Agents can be mean
when they make me think in green
before my first cup

~Sandie Bricker


Lie. Lay. Laid. Lied. Lain.
Don’t throw grammar notes away.
They could save your life.



I wrote half a book
My agent says that won’t do
Blog, Speak, and tweet too

~Anne Martin Fletcher


Insomnia stirs –
pinpoints of inspiration
pricking brain alive

~Zita Consani


Writing a haiku
Or drinking a beer or two –
Hardly a contest.



This is so not fair!
Clients are disqualified?
Where’s the fun in that?

~Camille Eide

And the Finalists….

Resuming my tale
My characters wait for life.
‘We missed you!’ they cry.

~John Sauvé-Rodd


An Irish drinkfest
Exalted in Asian verse
such sweet irony.

~Stephen H. King


March seventeen green
not a color I don, yet
clover four doth seek

~Peter DeHaan


Green tea and spring’s first
cherry blossoms; St. Patrick’s
day’s Irish no more.



I’m bad at poe-
try. That’s why I write books. I
have no sense of rhyth–

~Crafty Mama



Vote below for the winner!

Poll closes Saturday, 11:59 pm EDT

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  5. Carole Anderson says:

    Congratulations Ellen!

  6. Otin says:

    This was really fun
    All of the poems were great
    Hey? I didn’t win?

    hehe Just kidding!

  7. Kenny Yao says:

    Thanks for the honorable mention. I vote for Ellen weeren.

  8. Julie Daines says:

    This is great! I did a Limerick Contest on my blog for St. Paddy’s Day. It was hilarious! The limerick had to be about a book.

  9. All are fun, but I could only vote for one. Best to everyone with their writing.

  10. Crafty Mama says:

    Oh wow, I’m flattered to be one of the finalists!! A lot of the verses were very clever! Thank you so much!! 😀

  11. It was so hard to choose between Stephen H. King and CraftyMama!

  12. If I could’ve voted for Jenny’s, I would’ve. Ha! Love the idea that grammar could save your life. 🙂

  13. Amy Keeley says:

    I vote for Crafty Mama.

  14. Angela Brown says:

    From witty to funny entrants, this was a cute poetry contest.

  15. Ellen Weeren says:

    Crossing my fingers for lots of luck! How fuN!

  16. Jennifer Major says:

    What? Mentioning Michael Flatley didn’t cut it?
    That was a brilliantly fun contest, lots of wit out there!

  17. I cast my vote for
    Stephen H. King’s poetry
    He should get to call

  18. Josh says:

    No wonder my haiku wasn’t picked, such good verse here. Congrats to everyone.

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